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Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions (ECS), a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc. (ARW - Analyst Report) recently reached a commercial agreement with EcoLogic Systems Ltd. to add virtual desktop infrastructure optimisation-as-a-service (OaaS) to its portfolio in the United Kingdom.

New York-based Arrow Electronics Inc. is one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components and enterprise computing products.

 Arrow provides enterprise computing solutions to value-added resellers (VARs) through its global ECS business segment. The computing segment includes products like servers, workstations, storage products, microcomputer boards and systems, design systems, desktop computer systems, software, monitors, printers, flat panel displays, system chassis and enclosures, controllers and communication control equipment.

This agreement represents one of the first channel alliances addressing VDI deployments through managed services.The VDI OaaS solution is a fully integrated service providing network optimisation for improved performance for end users.

Earlier, the ECS segment announced a distribution agreement with Riverbed Technology in the Nordics. Under the terms of the agreement, Arrow ECS will distribute Riverbed solutions in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Management stated the addition of Riverbed will further enhance Arrow ECS’ solution-focused value-added distribution model in the Nordic region.

Riverbed has developed a strong alliance with Arrow ECS in the U.S., U.K., Germany and Austria. Management stated that the agreement with Arrow ECS in the Nordics will further expand the relationship while addressing the storage, applications and mobility opportunities in the Nordic markets. The Arrow ECS Nordic team covers Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Iceland, Greenland and the Baltics.

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