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Arrow Education renews learning partnership with Microsoft

Infratructure VAD Arrow ECS has signed a contract with Microsoft to deliver Microsoft's training portfolio across Europe, Middle East and Africa. The agreement renews Arrow's relationship as a long-term Microsoft Learning Partner and extends its geographical reach – following and further empowering the existing distribution agreements between both companies. The scope of available training spans from Microsoft's cloud solutions to certification-related courses and involves its online training modalities Open edX Learning Platform and Microsoft On Demand. The list of training topics includes:

  • Azure and Dynamics CRM
  • Windows Server and Client
  • Office 365, Exchange, Sharepoint, Skype for Business
  • SQL and data management solutions
  • PowerShell, Visual Studio and .NET

As a value-added distributor with a focus on channel services, Arrow's global business combines the two worlds of high-end technology distribution and education. Arrow develops new training delivery methods on a constant basis, including innovative online training such as video and mobile learning. "Cloud solutions are at the heart of our strategy, and education is a key element of the value-added services at Arrow, enabling the market and the channel to support technology providers with product and solution readiness", says Jacques Assant, Business Development Services Director, Arrow ECS EMEA. "We look forward to promoting this new opportunity at Arrow and especially appreciate the variety of training methods Microsoft brings to the table. Online learning solutions like Open edX are completely in line with our eLearning strategy and complement the Arrow catalogue of digital learning assets."

"I am extremely excited to partner with Arrow as they leverage their expertise and learning as a service offering, helping to transform our customers and other partner businesses via cloud-based solutions", said Kyle Uphoff, Sr. Director Worldwide Channel Sales of Microsoft Learning & Readiness.

Symantec names Arrow as a strategic distribution partner in EMEA

Arrow ECS has been named a multinational strategic distribution partner of Symantec in the EMEA region. Following the acquisition of Blue Coat by Symantec in 2016, Arrow ECS has renewed its distribution contract with Symantec. Prior to the acquisition, Arrow had distributed the products and solutions of both companies in numerous countries. Arrow ECS has now extended its collaboration with the company. This new contract covers Austria, the Baltic States, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Symantec, the world's largest provider of cyber security solutions, offers a comprehensive portfolio with products, solutions and services for endpoint, cloud, web and messaging security. As one of the largest Symantec Secure One Services Partner (SOSP) in EMEA, Arrow has highly skilled engineers providing resellers and end customers with 24/7 support allowing them to be more profitable. "We are pleased that the relationship continues to grow", says Dominique Loiselet, Vice President Channels EMEA, Symantec. "Key to the close cooperation with Arrow is the diversity of Arrow's value-added services including innovative training sessions as an authorised 'ATC' training partner, proof-of-concept services and product testing capabilities, pre and post-sales services and know-how transfer."

"Following the acquisition of Blue Coat, Symantec offers a unique and extensive portfolio of IT security solutions and services, providing comprehensive security for the infrastructure and data of companies, organisations and private users", says Nick Bannister, Senior Director and Head of Networking and Security, Arrow ECS EMEA. "We have been working with Symantec for 13 years and our dedicated Symantec product teams are best placed to pass on their knowledge and expertise around its solutions benefits to our customers in any matter relating to security."

Arrow launches 'IoT Innovator Program' in EMEA

Infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS has launched its "Things Evolved: IoT Innovator Program" in the EMEA region. The programme is a new initiative to develop the company's Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem and to facilitate channel partners' path into IoT markets. Arrow is uniquely positioned in the IoT markets, with a wide portfolio addressing every layer of the IoT solution stack, ranging from electronic components to IT solutions. Through the launch of the "Innovator Program", Arrow will enable the channel community and IoT solution providers to benefit from its IoT technology reach and skills. Additionally, other benefits include access to all services delivered by Arrow such as remote management and monitoring, support, design, integration, training, marketing and financial solutions.

The "IoT Innovator Program" allows Arrow's channel customers to offer their end customers best-of-breed IoT solutions. To support this approach and accelerate IoT market development, Arrow is, in addition, creating dedicated IoT stacks with new, specialised IoT solution providers. These providers are already established in key vertical IoT market segments: smart cities, industrial IoT, healthcare and automotive/transportation.

A key element of the "IoT Innovator Program" is to connect "Things Evolved" partners with IoT projects generated through Arrow's extensive sensor and connectivity market reach. "Things Evolved" customers will benefit from Arrow's skills and expertise in data gathering and transportation in IoT projects.

"Our 'IoT Innovator Program' kick-starts the most comprehensive channel enablement initiative in the industry’s complex IoT environment", says Eric Nowak, president enterprise computing solutions, Arrow EMEA. "In the light of our sensor-to-sunset strategy, Arrow is the only global distributor capable of offering reliable and secure IoT solutions to cover all aspects of technology. With our full service IoT programme based on solution stacks and professional managed services, Arrow provides the channel with new exciting sales opportunities."

Channel solution providers will receive many benefits from participating in Arrow's IoT Innovator Program, such as:

  • Access to IoT solution stacks that include sensors, connectivity, cloud, analytics, security, IT infrastructure, managed services up to end-of-life asset disposition
  • Certification with the Arrow Things Evolved Partner accreditation
  • Business reviews with the Arrow IoT sales team
  • Qualified leads and incorporation, in addition to IoT projects
  • IoT training and marketing expertise.

More Symantec for Arrow ECS

As part of a broader partnership, infrastructure VAD Arrow ECS is now authorized to distribute the full Symantec portfolio in , the Baltic States, Czechia, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom beyond Blue Coat products it was allowed to distribute until now.

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.

Recent additions

Our directory is updated daily through information sent by vendors and distributors. Here are the latest updates :
Luckystar Computers (I) Pvt Ltd
India - Specialist
Netsafe Solutions Hravtska d.o.o.
Croatia - VAD
Netsafe Solutions Bulgaria e.o.o.d.
Bulgaria - VAD
Netsafe Solutions Srl
Romania - VAD
Arrow ECS Slovakia s r.o.
Slovakia - VAD
Share Distribuzione Srl
Italy - VAD
Ignition Technology Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa - VAD
Ignition Technology ME
United Arab Emirates - VAD
Ignition Technology France
France - VAD
Kosmotech (KSM YuA TOV)
Ukraine - Specialist


Arrow ECS France

Arrow ECS France
38-40, rue Victor-Hugo
FR-92411 Courbevoie cedex
Phone : +33-149975000
Fax : +33-149975001
Website : http://www.arrowecs.fr


CEO : Mr Eric Nowak
Vice-president : Mr Alexis Brabant
General manager : Mr Michel Théon
CFO : Mr Rémi Jakots
Marketing director : Mrs Sophie Daval
CTO : Mr Nicolas Wieszczecinski
CTO : Mr Stéphane Remburre
Division director or manager : Mrs Sophie Daval
Division director or manager : Mr Ludovic Brulé
Division director or manager : Mr Nicolas Legrand
Division director or manager : Mr Vincent Beral
Division director or manager : Mrs Chadia Dniguer
Purchase director or manager : Mr Christophe Orange
Human resources manager : Mrs Sophie Jourdan
Market manager : Mr Hervé Durieu


Creation year : 1992
Siret : 384 169 926 00027
VAT number : FR 22 384 169 926
Annual turnover
2020 : 846,08 M€
2019 : 849,45 M€
2018 : 712,30 M€
2017 : 684,79 M€
2016 : 612,37 M€
Active resellers : 4000
Indirect turnover : 100%
National/regional/export split : 55/45/0
VAD : Computers and peripherals, security, storage
Main brands : Check Point Software, HPE, IBM, Oracle, VMware
Clients : Buying groups, dealers, ISV, software developers and editors, IT consulting, system integrators and VARs, service providers, specialized and corporate resellers, telecom operators, xSP
Employees : 274 people


Accessories and connectivity
Cabling and connectivity
Aruba Networks a HPE Company, Dell Compellent, Dell EMC, HPE, HPE Networking, Juniper Networks, NVidia Networking (Mellanox Technologies), Perle Systems
Hardware test products
HPE Networking, Riverbed|Aternity
Infrastructure accessories, bays and racks
Dell, Dell EMC, Perle Systems, Quantum

Computers and peripherals
Adapters and controllers
Perle Systems
Dell, Dell EMC, HPE, HPE (Simplivity), IBM, Lenovo, Nutanix, Oracle
Thin computing
Dell Wyse, HPE, Juniper Networks, MicroFocus (Novell), Oracle, Veritas Technologies (Altiris), VMware
IBM, Oracle

Computing components
HPE Networking
Motherboards and graphic cards

EDM (electronic document management)
EDM hardware
Hitachi Vantara, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Oracle
EDM software
IBM, IBM Software, MicroFocus (HPE Software), NetApp

Industrial computing
Industrial computing hardware
Perle Systems

Networks and telecoms
Network infrastructure
Arista Networks, Aruba Networks a HPE Company, Check Point Software, Dell EMC, Dell Force10, Google (Mandiant Solutions), HPE Networking, Huawei, IBM, IBM Software (Tivoli), Juniper Networks, Juniper Networks (Cyphort), McAfee, MicroFocus (NetIQ PlateSpin), NetApp, Nutanix (PernixData), NVidia Networking (Mellanox Technologies), Oracle, Oracle Communications, Perle Systems, Radware, Riverbed|Aternity, RSA (Dell EMC Group), Sophos, Splunk, Tenable Network Security, Trellix (FireEye), Trend Micro, Veeam, Veritas Technologies, VMware, WatchGuard
Voice- and video-over-IP hardware and software
Huawei, Juniper Networks, Microsoft

IT security
Aruba Networks a HPE Company, Broadcom Software (div. Symantec Enterprise), Check Point Software, Delinea, Dell EMC, Entrust (HyTrust), Entrust (nCipher), ForcePoint, Google (Mandiant Solutions), HPE Security, Huawei, Juniper Networks, Juniper Networks (Cyphort), McAfee, MicroFocus (Arcsight), MicroFocus (Attachmate), MicroFocus (NetIQ), MicroFocus (Novell), NetAlly Arbor, Opswat, Riverbed|Aternity, RSA (Dell EMC Group), Snyk, Sophos, Splunk, Synacor (Zimbra), Tenable Network Security, Trellix (FireEye), Trend Micro, Unisys, VMware (Carbon Black), WatchGuard

Services and cloud computing
Alibaba, Amazon, ArcServe, AvePoint, Bitdefender, BitTitan, Broadcom Software (Blue Coat Systems), Broadcom Software (div. Symantec Enterprise), Check Point Software, CommVault, Ctera Networks, Delinea, Dell EMC, Druva, ExaGrid Systems, F5 Networks, ForcePoint, IBM, IBM SoftLayer, IBM Software, Ixia, a Keysight business, Juniper Networks, McAfee, Megaport, NetApp, Pure Storage (Compuverde), Qumulo, RestorePoint, Scaleway, Synacor (Zimbra), Trend Micro, Vade, VMware
Arrow Capital Solutions, Aruba Networks a HPE Company, Broadcom Software (div. Symantec Enterprise), Check Point Software, CommVault, Dell Compellent, Dell EMC, Dell Force10, Entrust (nCipher), HPE Networking, HPE Security, IBM Software, Juniper Networks, Juniper Networks (Cyphort), Microsoft, NetAlly Arbor, Nutanix, NVidia Networking (Mellanox Technologies), Oracle, Quantum, Red Hat, Sophos, Splunk, Synacor (Zimbra), Tenable Network Security, Trellix (FireEye), Unisys, Veeam, VMware

Corporate software
Check Point Software, Dbvisit, Dell EMC, Entrust (HyTrust), HDIV Security, HPE Networking, IBM Software, Juniper Networks, MicroFocus (Arcsight), MicroFocus (Attachmate), MicroFocus (HPE Software), MicroFocus (NetIQ PlateSpin), MicroFocus (NetIQ), MicroFocus (Novell), OpenText, Oracle, Puppet Labs, Red Hat, Synacor (Zimbra), Veeam, Veritas Technologies, Veritas Technologies (Altiris), VMware, VMware (Carbon Black)
Development software
IBM Software, MicroFocus (HPE Software), MicroFocus (Novell), Oracle, Red Hat
Operating systems
IBM Software, MicroFocus (HPE Software), Oracle, Red Hat, VMware
Other software
IBM Software

External storage
Storage infrastructure
Dell Compellent, Dell EMC, ExaGrid Systems, Hitachi Vantara, HPE, Huawei, IBM, Juniper Networks, NetApp, NetApp (Solidfire), Oracle, ProLion, Pure Storage, Quantum, RestorePoint
Storage servers
Dell Compellent, Dell EMC, Hitachi Vantara, HPE, HPE (Nimble Storage), Huawei, IBM, Infinidat, Lenovo, NetApp, Oracle, Quantum, Riverbed|Aternity
Storage software
ArcServe, CommVault, Dell EMC, Densify, Druva, Hitachi Vantara, HPE (3PAR Data), HYCU, IBM, IBM Software (Tivoli), Juniper Networks (Apstra), MicroFocus (HPE Software), NetApp, OpenText, Oracle, ProphetStor Data Services, Quantum, Qumulo, Vast, Veeam, Veritas Technologies

Cleaning products and supplies
Storage supplies
Dell EMC, Quantum


Value added services
After-sale consulting, after-sale service, architecture design, audit, authorized training centre, brand-dedicated sales staff, BTO, business plan help, cash-and-carry, co-marketing funds, configuration help, custom cable manufacturing, customer loyalty program, dedicated contacts, demo products, demos, direct shipping to final client, e-commerce site, e-mailing, export service, extranet, field sales staff, hardware connection/cabling, hardware installation, hardware tests, help with specifications write-up, hosting, hot-line, information newsletter, lead generation, leasing, logistics, maintenance, manufacturer certifications, meeting room, modeling, newsletters, on-site maintenance, on-site quote, on-site training, online forums, online order status checking, personalized help, personalized shipping, practice development, pre-sale consulting, product catalog, product loan, product search, project management help, project monitoring and control, project-dedicated sales staff, regular special offers, remote installation, repackaging, retail-dedicated sales staff, return-to-base warranty, sales help, seminar centre, shipments tracking, show-room, software customization, software tests, special offer lists, specific preparations, standard exchange, system integration, technical deployment, technology watch, telemarketing, thematic catalogs, training centre, transfer of skills, trial products
Financial services
30-day payment, advance payment, automatic transfer, bank garanty, bill of exchange, cash, cash on delivery, cash with order, cash with trade discount, cheque, company security, credit insurance, deferred transfer, delegation of payment, draft, factoring, financing solutions, leasing, letter of credit, part payment, personal outstanding, personalized terms of payment, promissory note, short-term financing, stock financing, term of payment, transfer, transfer of debts
Minimum delivery time
National : 24 hour(s)
International : 48 hour(s)


Recent additions

Our directory is updated daily through information sent by vendors and distributors. Here are the latest updates :
Luckystar Computers (I) Pvt Ltd -  India - Specialist
Netsafe Solutions Hravtska d.o.o. -  Croatia - VAD
Netsafe Solutions Bulgaria e.o.o.d. -  Bulgaria - VAD
Netsafe Solutions Srl -  Romania - VAD
Arrow ECS Slovakia s r.o. -  Slovakia - VAD
Share Distribuzione Srl -  Italy - VAD
Ignition Technology Sub-Saharan Africa -  South Africa - VAD
Ignition Technology ME -  United Arab Emirates - VAD
Ignition Technology France -  France - VAD
Kosmotech (KSM YuA TOV) -  Ukraine - Specialist

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