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Arrow ECS' Alternative Technology Group and Zeus Technology Sign Distribution Agreement.

Zeus Technology's Application Traffic Management Software Enables Companies to Create, Manage and Deliver Exceptional Online Services

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. & CAMBRIDGE, UK -- Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc. [NYSE: ARW], and Zeus Technology, a leading provider of application traffic management solutions , have signed an agreement authorizing Arrow ECS' Alternative Technology group to distribute Zeus Technology's application traffic management software to resellers in North America.

With Zeus software, Web-enabled applications can be better visualized, and the flow of traffic through those applications better manipulated, for more robust and consistent Web infrastructure. WebWebZeus software can be deployed on Linux, Solaris and FreeBSD, on leading types of servers and blades and within virtualized and cloud environments.

Zeus' software solutions which form part of the agreement include:

* ZXTM, a programmable traffic management solution that inspects, secures, shapes, transforms and load balances application traffic

* ZXTM Load Balancer (ZXTM LB), for networked and Web-enabled applications

* ZXTM Global Load Balancer (ZXTM GLB), for balancing server loads across multiple data centers

* Zeus Web Server (ZWS), scalable, high-performance Web server software.

"Zeus Technology offers our channel broad and flexible application traffic management for needs such as virtualization, application acceleration, traffic shaping and load balancing," said Tom Zorn, executive vice president, Alternative Technology. "Zeus is a great fit, given our North American channel partners' market focus. With the ability to deploy as software, resellers can offer their customers the choice of upgrading without scrapping or replacing their current infrastructure. Zeus Technology's software sits natively within virtualized environments, saving on cooling, rack space and power, offering a truly 'green' solution."

"Alternative Technology brings significant channel and market presence in virtualization and traffic management, a strong customer and technical service focus, and a reputation for providing leading solutions," said Travis Reed, General Manager, Americas, Zeus Technology. "As a pure software solution, Zeus can be deployed on any preferred platform and operating system of choice, allowing partners to offer ultimate flexibility and unique differentiation to their resellers and customers alike. We are looking forward to working together and we are confident that Alternative Technology will be a valuable partner in addressing the market opportunity."

Alternative Technology is a leading specialty distributor of thin-client/server-based computing, edge infrastructure, virtualization, security and wireless solutions. Alternative Technology drives the widespread adoption of leading-edge technologies by bridging the gaps between products and services to solve critical business problems and offering multivendor solutions that enable its reseller partners to support that demand. Alternative Technology is a group of Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions. Resellers can learn more about Zeus Technology by going to www.alttech.com or calling 800.544.7674 (United States) or 866.240.9991 (Canada).

ABOUT ZEUS TECHNOLOGY

Zeus Technology provides software that enables businesses to create, manage and deliver exceptional online services. Implementing a Zeus software solution allows organizations to visualize and manipulate the flow of traffic to their Web-enabled applications, ensuring a consistently robust Web infrastructure. Coupled with the ability to deploy new online services very quickly, Zeus will help provide the competitive advantage businesses needs. As the only software application traffic management solution available, the Zeus products are flexible whatever the deployment environment; physical, virtual or cloud. Zeus holds strategic partnerships with world-class companies such as AMD, Dell, Egenera, HP, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Qualcomm and VMware. Zeus powers over one million Website infrastructures across the world including, Rapattoni, Business Financial Publishing, iLike, Rodgers Townsend, BT, China Telecom, NASA, PLAY.COM, STA Travel, and VNU. For more information, visit www.zeus.com.

ABOUT ARROW ENTERPRISE COMPUTING SOLUTIONS

Arrow ECS, a business segment of Arrow Electronics Inc. [NYSE: ARW], provides enterprise and midrange computing products, services and solutions to value-added resellers, system integrators, and independent software vendors. Based in Englewood, Colo., and with offices in 26 countries, Arrow ECS connects its customers to the world's foremost technology suppliers, including HP, IBM, Sun Microsystems, EMC, NetApp, Hitachi Data Systems, and other leading storage networking, software, and security suppliers. Arrow ECS reported $5.4 billion in global enterprise computing solution sales in 2008. Subsidiaries include Alternative Technology, DNS, Internet Security, IPvista, Logix and Soft-Tronik. Visit www.arrowecs.com for more information.
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