IT distributor Arrow Electronics and Plexxi have announced a distribution agreement. Under this agreement, Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions business will distribute Plexxi’s “next-generation” networking solutions for scale-out applications, agile datacenters and distributed cloud environments.
The agreement represents a vision that a new generation of Third Platform applications, including Internet of Things, Big Data, social, mobile and distributed apps, require a new software-defined infrastructure to meet the demands for scale-out, virtualized computing.
“Plexxi’s ‘Third Platform’ vision and Arrow’s ‘Five Years Out’ vision emphasize a major transformation in next-generation datacenter abilities and requirements,” said Rich Napolitano, Plexxi’s CEO. “We are excited to have Arrow Electronics distribute Plexxi products and services to help accelerate the growth of our channel in the United States and Canada. This agreement opens the door to the next great era of IT for businesses to leverage and gain significant efficiencies and market growth.”
The distribution partnership allows Arrow Electronics to make Plexxi products available to its resellers including:
- Plexxi Switch – This single-tier, scale-out networking solution would integrate the power and flexibility of high-density optical multiplexing technology to create rich-bandwidth, low latency and dynamic networks for scale-out applications, agile data centers and distributed cloud environments.
- Plexxi Control – Plexxi’s software solution gives users a real-time, comprehensive view of network resources and capacity. It determines the most efficient path for application traffic flow in real time, and directs the Plexxi Switch to accommodate dynamic business application requirements.