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Arrow ECS and GTT sign distribution agreement

Infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS has entered into a distribution agreement in EMEA with GTT, a global cloud networking provider to multinational clients. GTT offers corporations, service providers, system integrators and value-added resellers a comprehensive portfolio of global cloud networking services including internet and EtherCloud wide area networking services. Using GTT's cloud networking services, Arrow ECS is able to offer its reseller customers WAN connectivity as part of its cloud solutions under a single end-customer service contract. In the past, this business was usually based on contracts with several local telecom providers. GTT's cloud networking services can be tailored to public, private and hybrid cloud environments. The company's EtherCloud services allow customers to access numerous cloud service providers globally, including last-mile connectivity. GTT has more than 100 Points of Presence in public data centres in Europe and more than 300 globally, allowing companies at various locations or data centres to interact with numerous cloud service providers.

"We regard the global value-added distributor, Arrow, as particularly well positioned in providing networking and security solutions", says Andy Johnson, managing director EMEA for GTT. "Arrow's channel partners are now in a position to integrate our global network and our Tier 1 IP backbone as components of their cloud solutions for their end customers, thereby offering added value."

"Direct links to cloud service providers via secure, private backbone infrastructures based on agreed SLAs are an increasingly important option for global corporate network connections", says Patrice Roussel, vice president, strategic alliances, Arrow ECS EMEA. "GTT's solutions are secure, high-performance and scalable, and address the rapidly growing utilisation of cloud solutions needed by companies with multinational locations."

In the EMEA region, GTT solutions will be offered by Arrow ECS in Austria, Baltic States, Belgium, Czechia and Slovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Maghreb and French-speaking Africa, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, the remaining of MEA through Dubai, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Littlebit targets the digital signage market

Germany: storage specialist Littlebit adds a string to its bow, by targetting the digital signage market. The company has strengthened its portfolio in this field, previously limited to Aopen players, with several more vendors, including: NEC Display (monitors and LFD), B-Tech (monitor stands), YCD Multimedia (content management solution) and Real Fiction (mixed reality and 3D holographic displays).

JSD distributes Tecnoware

France: regional broadliner JSD Informatique has added Tecnoware power supplies for PCs and notebook chargers to its catalog.

Merlion signs with Dahua

Russian broadliner Merlion has been chosen by Chinese IP camera vendor Dahua as an official distributor in the CIS region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). "By signing an agreement with MERLION, we expect to reach many more regional dealers and resellers. Dahua Technology has a reputation as a stable company and has occupied the top positions in the A&S Top 50 Security rating over the past nine years. Having joined forces with MERLION, which has experience in successfully pushing the technologies of various vendors, we are building an all-Russian partner network to meet the needs of our customers", said Dahua Technology RUS Deputy General Director Wang Ziyin.

Westcoast scores hat-trick with gaming giants MSI, Gigabyte, and SteelSeries

United Kingdom: broadliner Westcoast has signed distribution deals with three of the world's leading players in the gaming market; MSI, Gigabyte and SteelSeries. Gaming laptop manufacturers MSI and Gigabyte and peripherals expert SteelSeries have selected Westcoast as their preferred distribution partner for the UK market, further strengthening the company’s standing in the gaming sector. Attracted by Westcoast's proven track record, reputation and retail contacts in the computing and gaming sectors, the three brands are each looking to expand their retail footprint with all major players in the channel. All three brands will benefit from Westcoast's established and efficient supply chain model that already has the trust of several leading global technology brands including Apple, HP Inc., HTC, Lenovo, Microsoft and Samsung.

Carl Oxley, Westcoast Retail MD, commented: "we are delighted to have been recognised as one of the leading UK gaming distributors by MSI, Gigabyte and Steel Series. The gaming market is growing rapidly with more interest than ever and it is exciting to partner with three of the most innovative and popular manufacturers."

Neil Reid, MSI Channel Sales Manager, commented: "our latest range of gaming laptops are thinner, lighter and more powerful than ever, making them an increasingly popular option in comparison to a desktop gaming rig. We believe establishing a partnership with a true specialist in the field such as Westcoast Retail will help us match and take advantage of this increased demand."

Steve Clark, Gigabyte UK Country Manager, said: "we are very excited about adding Westcoast to our distribution network and have worked hard to bring this partnership together. We believe both of our Gaming Notebook brands, Gigabyte and AORUS, will appeal to re-sellers of all shapes and sizes within Westcoast’s extensive customer base."Finally, Richard Fenner, SteelSeries UK National Account Manager, added: "we are seeing dramatic growth in our SteelSeries Portfolio and have decided to work with Westcoast Retail as we are confident that the scale and efficiency of its operation will support and increase our growth." The three new deals follow Westcoast's recently announced distribution partnership with HTC's Vive virtual reality platform, further enhancing the company's reputation in the booming gaming sector whilst complementing its existing roster of leading global technology brands.

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