SOURCE: ePlus inc.

ePlus inc.

June 12, 2009 08:30 ET

ePlus Technology Recognized by Cisco as Data Center Unified Computing Authorized Technology Provider in the United States

HERNDON, VA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2009) - ePlus inc. (NASDAQ: PLUS) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, ePlus Technology inc., has achieved Data Center Unified Computing Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco. This designation recognizes ePlus as having fulfilled the training and program prerequisites to sell, deploy and support the Cisco Unified Computing System in the United States.

The Cisco Unified Computing System unites network, computational, storage access, and virtualization resources in a single energy-efficient system that can reduce the costs and complexity of information technology (IT) infrastructure, help extend capital assets, and improve business agility well into the future. A new computing model, the Cisco Unified Computing System uses integrated management and combines a "wire once" unified fabric with an industry-standard computing platform to optimize virtualization, reduce the data center's total overall cost, and provide dynamic resource provisioning for businesses that are becoming increasingly collaborative, mobile and distributed.

"This new addition to our Cisco ATP designations strengthens our existing Cisco Data Center practice," said Jerry McIntosh, vice president of communications and security solutions for ePlus Technology. "The Cisco Data Center Unified Computing System will help our customers streamline their data center operations and enable Windows- and Redhat-based applications that were previously bound by memory constraints to scale, with greatly simplified management of virtualized server infrastructures. It is the perfect complement to the Cisco Nexus switch fabric and 1000V virtual switch, which is growing in popularity with our virtualization customers."

"Taking advantage of an architectural shift in the data center, Cisco's new computing model can help customers transform the data center into a dynamic IT environment with the power to increase productivity, improve efficiency and drive virtualization to an entirely new level," said John Growdon, director, Worldwide Channels Go-to-Market Group at Cisco. "As a Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Authorized Technology Provider, ePlus Technology is a member of an elite ecosystem of industry leaders working with Cisco to stimulate technology innovation, augment service delivery, and accelerate the market adoption of unified computing."

To qualify as a Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Authorized Technology Provider, ePlus Technology had to meet a number of requirements. These included achieving the Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Specialization and the Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Specialization as well as demonstrating mature competencies in server, storage and virtualization technologies.

Cisco's Authorized Technology Provider Program is part of a comprehensive go-to-market strategy for emerging and advanced technologies. The program helps Cisco to define the knowledge, skills and services that channel partners need to sell, deploy and support these technologies.

In addition to Cisco Master Specializations in Security and Unified Communications, ePlus Technology holds Cisco Advanced Specializations in Routing and Switching, Data Center Storage Networking, Data Center Networking Infrastructure, and Wireless LAN as well as Cisco Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) designations in Network Hosted Storage, Video Surveillance, TelePresence, and Data Center Unified Computing. For more information about Cisco solutions from ePlus Technology, visit http://www.eplus.com/cisco.

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 625 associates in 20+ locations serving federal, municipal, and commercial 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.

ePlus® and ePlus products referenced herein are either registered trademarks or trademarks of ePlus inc. in the United States and/or other countries. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

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, possible adverse effects resulting from the recent financial crisis in the credit markets and general slowdown of the U.S. economy such as our current and potential customers delaying or reducing technology purchases, increasing credit risk associated with our customers and vendors, reduction of vendor incentive programs, and restrictions on our access to capital necessary to fund our operations; 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 our markets; the possibility of defects in our products or catalog content data; our ability to hire and retain sufficient personnel; our ability to protect our intellectual property; our ability to consummate and integrate acquisitions; our ability to raise capital and obtain non-recourse financing for our transactions; our ability to reserve adequately for credit losses; 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 the date of this release. ePlus undertakes no duty to update this information.

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