Cologix has announced it has entered into a distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics, Inc.  Cologix’s Channel Partner Program complements and expands the Arrow line card with colocation and interconnection services available in eight unique markets in the United States and Canada.

Through Cologix’s Channel Partner Program, Arrow solution providers can offer scalable interconnection and secure, reliable colocation services from one of North America's largest neutral marketplaces where network operators and network buyers interconnect.  Cologix data centers, located in Columbus, Dallas, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Minneapolis, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, offer access to 350 unique network choices. Cologix serves more than 850 carrier, managed services, cloud, media, content, financial services and enterprise customers. Arrow solution providers gain local sales resources in each market, marketing support, and a straightforward deal registration and commission process.

“Cologix colocation and interconnection data centers are strategically placed in key USA and Canadian markets and strengthens our position as a leader in cloud services aggregation for the mid-tier and enterprise channel,” said Dee Dee Lear, vice president of cloud and business development for Arrow’s North American enterprise computing solutions business. “Our solution provider and managed service provider partners now can build public, private and hybrid IT solutions for their clients and extend their services platforms in key cities.” 

"Our partnership with Arrow represents a key strategic addition to the Cologix Channel Partner Program, as we expand the reach for our data center products and services through the channel," said Matt Wilson, vice president of Channels at Cologix. "This agreement is highly beneficial for the partner community by increasing access to best-in-class data center facilities across the United States and in Canada through a premier IT distributor like Arrow."

The Cologix solutions are available via the ArrowSphere platform. ArrowSphere simplifies the management of multiple cloud solutions and enables solution providers by creating a highly desirable customer experience and automating the provisioning and billing of cloud services. The ArrowSphere Platform provides various engagement paths for solution providers, cloud resellers and cloud builders.  Solution providers reselling cloud services may choose between Arrow-managed, solution provider-managed, customer-managed and an e-commerce experience by connecting through their existing virtual storefront. MSPs can utilize ArrowSphere to build cloud solutions by integrating their own services with Arrow cloud services and cloud-builder products.