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Arrow and Virtual Iron Team Up

LOWELL, Mass. -- Virtual Iron Software (, a provider of server virtualization and virtual infrastructure management software, today announced the immediate availability of its enterprise-class solution as part of an integrated, Intel-based appliance from the North American Components (NAC) business of Arrow Electronics, Inc. The entire ready-to-use solution is validated and pre-certified to ensure the highest levels of functionality and interoperability for users.

Arrow NAC offers the integrated, Intel-based appliance” with Virtual Iron’s software pre-installed on its white box servers. The Arrow-Virtual Iron appliances are based on predefined and pre-certified solution configurations as part of the Intel Enabled Server Acceleration Alliance (ESAA). It is available to all Intel OEM channel partners worldwide that are members of ESAA.

Intel ESAA is a collaborative alliance that streamlines technical certification and validation of reliable, high-quality, server solutions to end user customers. The certification allows Intel OEM and channel partners to quickly deliver pre-configured, Intel-based solutions to their customers. Intel solution builders are assured that ESAA solutions consist of equipment and software from Intel-trusted technology providers, and end-user customers are assured the entire solution is supported.

“Arrow is pleased to offer Virtual Iron’s enterprise-class virtualization and management solution to its North American customer base,” said Rob Balson, director of business development for Arrow NAC. “Arrow’s integrated appliance combines all the advanced virtualization and management capabilities of the Virtual Iron platform with the performance of Intel Virtualization Technology. Our channel customers benefit from a proven and certified solution that can speed their time to market, reduce their costs and increase their sales.”

Virtual Iron Software Inc.