Teradici Aligns with Arrow ECS to Further Expand PCoIP and VDI Adoption in Europe

Teradici, the developer of the innovative PC-over-IP® (PCoIP®) protocol that enables a true PC experience for desktop virtualization, today announced a distribution agreement with Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions (ECS), a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc. [NYSE: ARW], to distribute the Teradici APEX 2800 server offload card across Europe. A leading VMware View™ distributor, Arrow ECS offers a range of VMware products, enabling its customers to more efficiently run and implement all applications and IT services within a VMware View environment.

“With the widespread adoption of virtualization initiatives taking place throughout Europe, we see the Teradici technology as a key addition to our portfolio of virtualization solutions,” said Julien Peronneau, vice president of operations and business development for Arrow ECS in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. “With this agreement, we will further enable the acceleration and growth of PCoIP technology and VMware virtual desktop implementation deployments throughout Europe.”

Through this agreement, Arrow ECS will provide its extensive network of solution providers across EMEA with the Teradici APEX 2800 server offload card. The card greatly enhances virtual desktop deployments by offloading the most active 64 displays from the server CPU, providing a consistent, reliable user experience and allowing more virtual machines per server. Compatible with all PCoIP zero clients and VMware View software clients, the APEX 2800 server offload card is fully integrated into VMware vSphere™ 4.1 and 5.0 and managed by VMware View 4.6 or later.

“With its strong ties to the VMware reseller community, we believe this agreement with Arrow ECS will further drive adoption of the APEX 2800 and PCoIP-based VDI solutions throughout Europe, providing VMware View customers with the best possible end user experience,” said Trent Punnett, vice president of marketing and product management, Teradici. “With the help of our partners, we continue to expand the broad offering of PCoIP products, and we look forward to providing clients worldwide with exceptional VDI performance, flexibility and security.”