SOURCE: ePlus inc.

April 29, 2008 08:30 ET

ePlus Technology Delivers "Green" Data Center Solutions to Customers Nationwide

Simplifies and Optimizes IT Infrastructures While Also Reducing Power Consumption

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - April 29, 2008) - ePlus inc. (PINKSHEETS: PLUS) today announced its success in helping organizations "go green" by reducing power consumption within their data centers. By working with its strategic partners, including HP, Cisco, and VMware, ePlus has helped customers approach their IT infrastructure as a means to enhance productivity and improve cost savings as well as to benefit the environment by reducing power usage through more efficient computing and data storage practices.

"We're proud of our accomplishment and leadership in the movement to promote the adoption of 'green' technology, especially as it relates to the data center," said Mark Marron, senior vice president of sales of ePlus Technology. "According to recent research, data centers can use up to 100 times the energy per square foot of typical office space. With leading technologies like the HP BladeSystem c-Class, Cisco Energy Efficient Data Center solutions, and server and storage consolidation and virtualization, we see our customers realizing significant reductions in power and cooling as well as data center floor space while attaining a more flexible, adaptable, and manageable IT architecture."

"Helping customers move toward green data centers is part of HP's commitment to environmental responsibility," said Frank Rauch, vice president of sales, Technology Systems Group, Solution Partners Organization - Americas, HP. "Our new and enhanced disk storage systems and tape drives, as well as the HP Data Center Thermal Assessment Service and HP Dynamic Smart Cooling, allow organizations to boost power efficiency and reduce power and cooling costs by as much as 50%."

"Cisco is driving toward technologies and solutions that help our customers meet both their green and business goals," said Andrew Sage, vice president of worldwide channels marketing at Cisco. "By working with partners like ePlus to bring our Cisco Energy Efficient Data Center solutions to market, we are able to put best practices in the hands of our customers -- and slow the growth of power consumption by data centers in a financially and environmentally responsible manner."

ePlus is a leading HP Platinum Business Partner, Cisco Gold Certified Partner, and VMware Premier Partner. It has deployed cost-saving, energy-friendly data center solutions for a broad range of customers, including many in the Fortune 1000 -- allowing them to consolidate, virtualize, automate, and manage their IT infrastructures. ePlus has achieved Cisco Master Unified Communications and Cisco Master Security Specializations. Its engineers hold more than 70 collective HP certifications and include 30+ VMware engineers with specializations in the areas of High Availability, Business Continuity, and Disaster Recovery. ePlus also provides professional services to help organizations plan, design, and deploy sophisticated, green data center solutions. For more information, visit http://www.eplus.com/datacenter.

About ePlus inc.

ePlus is a leading provider of technology solutions. ePlus enables organizations to optimize their IT infrastructure and supply chain processes by delivering world-class IT products from top manufacturers, professional services, flexible lease financing, proprietary software, and patented business methods. Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 650 associates in 30+ locations serving more than 2,500 customers. 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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Statements in this press release that are not historical facts may be deemed to be "forward-looking statements." Actual and anticipated future results may vary due to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, the existence of demand for, and acceptance of, our services; our ability to adapt our services to meet changes in market developments; the impact of competition in the business-to-business solutions market; we face substantial competition from larger companies as well as our vendors and financial partners; the possibility of defects in our products or catalog content data; we do not have long-term supply or guaranteed price agreements with our vendors; our ability to hire and retain sufficient personnel; our ability to protect our intellectual property; and other risks or uncertainties detailed in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information set forth in this release is as of April 29, 2008. ePlus undertakes no duty to update this information.

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