Arrow adds trials and coupons to cloud aggregation

Distributor Arrow Electronics now offers trial and promotion options within its ArrowSphere cloud aggregation platform. Citrix is the first of Arrow’s cloud suppliers to participate in an automated campaign management feature, offering a promotion for its GoToMeeting and GoToAssist services to the end of the year. Solution providers can earn an additional 15% discount for customers purchasing five or more 12-month subscriptions of Citrix’ virtual meeting service.

The trial feature offers the flexibility of trying a particular cloud service before committing to buy a subscription. Through the try-before-you-buy option, channel customers can now define the duration, manage the number of licences and determine the service options after the end of the trial period.

With a “coupon code” feature, solution providers can make available special offers from their ArrowSphere store. Working within parameters set by cloud computing suppliers, solution providers can determine the discounts they would like to offer and to which customers. Additionally, customers can request an individually tailored quote for a specific hybrid-cloud project or on-premise integration requirement.