ePlus Wins Multiple Awards at Cisco Partner Summit 2012

Honors Include U.S. Theater Architecture Excellence - Data Center Partner of the Year
and Nationals Services Partner of the Year
HERNDON, VA – April 30, 2012 – ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUSnews) announced today that it is the recipient of four Cisco Partner Summit awards. Cisco unveiled the winners April 17 at its annual channel partner conference in San Diego, CA. ePlus' awards were:
  • U.S. Theater Architecture Excellence - Data Center Partner of the Year 2011
  • Nationals Architectural Excellence - Data Center Partner of the Year 2011
  • Nationals Services Partner of the Year 2011
  • Nationals State, Local Government, and Education (SLED) Partner of the Year 2011 - East Area

“Cisco is proud to partner with so many well-respected and industry-leading organizations, and it is an honor to recognize ePlus as a Cisco Partner Summit theater award winner,” said Jim Sherriff, senior vice president, Americas Partner Organization at Cisco. “The four awards presented to ePlus recognize its performance and expertise as a Cisco channel partner in the United States in 2011.”

“We’re extremely pleased to be the recipient of multiple Cisco Partner awards this year, specifically as they relate to some of our strongest areas of expertise—the data center, our professional services, and serving the SLED vertical,” said Mark Marron, president of ePlus Technology. “These prestigious awards recognize our exceptional service delivery and engineering capabilities that enable customers to make the transformation to unified data centers and cloud computing.”

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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