ePlus Technology Achieves Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization From Cisco in the United States

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HERNDON, Va., March 29, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ePlus inc. (Nasdaq:PLUS) announced today that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has achieved the Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization from Cisco. This specialization recognizes ePlus as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, design, and deploy comprehensive Cisco® Data Center solutions.

The specialization provides role-based training in three essential areas: Unified Fabric for optimizing data and storage needs; Unified Computing for streamlining data center resources and uniting network, computational, storage, and virtualization platforms; and Unified Network Services for advancing the way application delivery and security services are provided in the data center network or computing environment.

"We're pleased to be recognized by Cisco with this Data Center Architecture Specialization," said Jerry McIntosh, vice president of advanced technology solutions at ePlus Technology. "By delivering a wide range of data center solutions—from our bundled VXI offering to security, unified computing, private cloud computing, and server virtualization—we enable customers to easily integrate, scale, and manage their data centers to reduce costs and simplify operations."

"As a Cisco Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialized Partner, ePlus has made a significant investment in the training required to help customers accelerate their business growth, reduce the total cost of ownership, and extend the life of their current infrastructure by making their data center more efficient, agile, and resilient," said Ralph Nimergood, vice president of data center architecture for the worldwide partner department at Cisco.

The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides partners with the training required to build sales, design, and technical talent and then validates their skills through a third-party audit.

ePlus is a Cisco Gold Certified Partner and has achieved Cisco Master Specializations in Security and Unified Communications as well as the Cisco Managed Services Master Certification. In addition, ePlus holds Cisco's Cloud Builder designation as well as Cisco Specializations in Advanced Data Center Architecture, Advanced Data Center Networking Infrastructure, Advanced Borderless Network Architecture, Advanced Collaboration Architecture, Advanced Routing and Switching, Advanced Wireless LAN, and Cisco Authorized Unified Meetingplace Partner. ePlus also holds Cisco ATP designations in Cisco TelePresence Video Master, Video Surveillance, Identity Services Engine, and Data Center Unified Computing. ePlus has consistently been recognized by Cisco for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction. For more information about ePlus, visit http://www.eplus.com.

About ePlus inc.

ePlus is a leading integrator of technology solutions. ePlus enables organizations to optimize their IT infrastructure and supply chain processes by delivering world-class IT products from top manufacturers, managed and professional services, flexible lease financing, proprietary software, and patented business methods and systems. Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 800 associates serving federal, state, municipal, and commercial customers nationally. The Company is headquartered in Herndon, VA. For more information, visit http://www.eplus.com/, call 888-482-1122, or email info@eplus.com.

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Kleyton Parkhurst, SVP
ePlus inc.

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