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ePlus Technology Opens HP Cloud Center of Excellence


HERNDON, VA - May 22, 2012 - ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUS - news) announced today that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has established an HP Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) demonstration site at its Raleigh, NC location. ePlus' national virtual demonstration center provides customers with the opportunity to experience a variety of products, services, and software functioning seamlessly in a cloud, including HP CloudSystem Matrix using HP ProLiant blades, HP Storage, HP Networking Switches, and HP Cloud Service Automation for Matrix.
 
The HP Cloud Center of Excellence program includes HP Converged Infrastructure solutions, automation software, and training to transform channel partner facilities into cloud demonstration centers. HP Cloud Centers of Excellence are based upon the HP CloudSystem integrated platform for building and managing services across private, public, and hybrid cloud environments-providing fast, convenient access to live demonstrations of HP cloud solutions. They enable clients to gain firsthand knowledge of, and directly experience, the benefits of cloud computing technologies, such as accelerated service delivery and operational efficiency.
 
"We are excited to showcase leading-edge HP cloud technologies to organizations nationwide through our HP Cloud Center of Excellence," said Mark Marron, president of ePlus Technology. "We look forward to continuing to help customers build their private cloud infrastructures through our eCloud offering, now complemented by our new HP Cloud Center of Excellence. Making the transition to private cloud computing brings many benefits to our customers, including lower administrative and operating expenses, accelerated business processes, and reduced time to revenue."
 
"Clients rely on proven resources to determine how cloud can deliver the agility they need to maintain a competitive market position," said Frank Rauch, Americas vice president and general manager, Enterprise Storage, Servers and Networking, HP. "With its locally accessible HP Cloud Center of Excellence and industry-specific expertise, ePlus enables clients to identify cloud solutions that align with their goals."
 
As a leading HP PartnerONE Preferred Business Partner, ePlus delivers enterprise solutions to corporations, state and local governments, and education and healthcare organizations. Its team of engineers holds more than 100 collective HP certifications, consisting of certified blade engineers in all regional offices, HP Master SAN architects, and many other advanced technical resources. ePlus holds HP Specialist designations in Converged Infrastructure, Enterprise Storage, Virtualization, Networking, Microsoft Unified Communications, ServiceONE Expert - Sales and Delivery, Public Sector State and Local, Public Sector Federal, Small Medium Business, and Healthcare. For more information about HP solutions from ePlus, visit http://www.eplus.com/hp.
 
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.
 
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 materially due to certain risks and uncertainties, including, without limitation, our ability to consummate and integrate acquisitions; 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; significant adverse changes in, reductions in, or losses of relationships with major customers or vendors; the demand for and acceptance of, our products and 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 qualified personnel; and other risks or uncertainties detailed in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information set forth in this press release is current as of the date of this release and ePlus undertakes no duty or obligation to update this information.

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