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OPEN STORAGE SOLUTIONS AWARDS ARROW PARTNER OF THE YEAR
Votes taken from all employees in all departments, to reflect a commitment to depth
and breadth of high quality.


Brampton ON, November 9th, 2011 –Open Storage Solutions® Inc., a leader in providing data storage solutions in Canada and the US, announced today that they have just awarded Arrow Electronics the coveted Partner of the Year for 2011. The award was presented to Arrow Electronics Vice President and Canadian General Manager, Robert Boulet at the Open Storage Solutions annual meeting held on October 31, 2011 at their head office in Brampton Ontario.

“The award for Partner of the Year is very important to our organization,” said Andrew Betterton, President and CEO of Open Storage Solutions. “We poll our entire company and have a free write-in vote.  Everyone is entitled to vote for whichever supplier they feel fits the profile.  Each department has different needs from a partner, and will interact with different people from the partners’ organizations. So, as we vote as a company, we are voting on our partners as a company, and we are very pleased to present this award to Arrow this year.”
Each and every employee, from the CEO, Accounting, Sales, Support, Service, Traffic, Operations, Marketing and Logistics to the Shipper/Receiver is polled with a ballot.  They are asked to vote for their top three choices.  They are asked to vote based on a series of criteria, including, but not limited to, quality, response, support, ease of contact, etc.  Arrow met all the criteria and specifically distinguished themselves in the areas of speed of response, technical expertise and deliveries.

“Arrow is a company that we engage on a number of fronts, with a number of products and services,” continued Andrew Betterton.  “Our company has chosen to recognize their quality of care and response with our highest rating. We are delighted to give them this award.”

"Arrow ECS is extremely proud to receive Open Storage Solutions' Supplier of the year award for 2011.  It means even more to us given that the selection process included so many people at OSS with whom we work on a daily basis," said Robert Boulet, vice president and general manager for Arrow ECS Canada.  "Open Storage Solutions is an outstanding partner and we are very proud to be recognized by such a quality organization."

About Open Storage Solutions
Open Storage Solutions, Inc has been designing and integrating advanced storage products and high-performance, high-availability data protection for over 30 years. The company has a total commitment to providing the very best value solutions by utilizing leading edge technology and backing it with a high level of after sales service. Open Storage Solutions provides storage solutions from disk and tape systems, RAID systems as well as Enterprise Class servers, Network Attached Storage, Storage Area Networks and provides Professional Services. Open Storage Solutions has offices throughout Canada and the USA.