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ePlus Selected by Main Line Health for Secondary Data Center and Disaster Recovery


HERNDON, VA - July 2, 2013 - ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUS - news) today announced that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., was selected by Main Line Health to assist with the implementation of certain network infrastructure to support a new disaster recovery and business continuity data center.  Having previously assisted Main Line with its primary data center, the five-hospital health system is again working with ePlus to fulfill an IT requirement that is fundamental to ensure patient safety.   
The health system chose ePlus on the secondary data center because of ePlus' industry expertise, in-depth knowledge of Main Line's specific needs, proven professional services competencies (including data network design, installation, and integration), and strategic partnerships as a Cisco Gold Certified Partner, HP Specialist Partner, VMware Premier Solutions Provider, and Emerson Network Power's 2012 U.S. Solution Provider of the Year.
"Working closely with ePlus enhances our ability to fulfill our mission of delivering a superior patient experience," said Karen Thomas, senior vice president and CIO of Main Line Health.  "Main Line takes pride in our IT investments that allow us to provide high quality care and safety-as evident by our recent recognition in Hospital and Health Network's Most Wired for 2012 and Health Imaging & IT's Top 25 Connected Healthcare Facilities.  With our primary and secondary data centers, we have a solid infrastructure in place to ensure the availability of our patient critical systems.  In addition, the secondary data center infrastructure is instrumental in helping us support future Main Line Health facilities, including Lankenau Medical Center's new building and Exton Center Mall."
 
"We're pleased to continue our successful relationship with Main Line Health," said Mark Marron, president of ePlus Technology.  "With its primary and secondary data centers in place, Main Line benefits from full redundancy and failover, high availability of patient critical systems, enhanced data center flexibility and scalability, and secure and remote access to clinical records-all supporting Main Line's commitment to exemplary patient care."
 
The data center solution from ePlus included Cisco Nexus switching; HP racks, enclosures, and Blades; VMware vSphere licensing; and Emerson Network Power (Liebert) racks and power.  In addition, ePlus Professional Services were engaged for hardware, software licensing, and network installation/integration at the new data center location.
 
For more information about ePlus' engagement at Main Line Health, read the full case study.  To learn more about data center solutions from ePlus, visit www.eplus.com/datacenter/Pages/default.aspx.   
 
About Main Line Health
Founded in 1985, Main Line Health (MLH) is a not-for-profit health system serving portions of Philadelphia and its western suburbs.  At its core are four of the region's respected acute care hospitals-Lankenau Medical Center, Bryn Mawr Hospital, Paoli Hospital, and Riddle Hospital-as well as one of the nation's premier facilities for rehabilitative medicine, Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital; Mirmont Treatment Center for drug and alcohol recovery; and the Home Care Network, a home health service.  Main Line Health also consists of Main Line HealthCare, one of the region's largest multi-specialty physician networks, and the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research, a non-profit biomedical research organization located on the campus of Lankenau Medical Center.  Main Line Health hospitals, with more than 10,000 employees and 2,000 physicians, are the recipients of numerous awards for quality care and service, including recognition among Truven Health Analytics' list of Top 100 Hospitals and Magnet, the nation's highest honor for nursing excellence.  Main Line Health is among the area's leaders in medicine, providing advanced patient-centered care, education, and research to help our community stay healthy.
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 890 associates serving federal, state, municipal, and commercial customers nationally.  The Company is headquartered in Herndon, VA.  For more information, visit www.eplus.com, call 888-482-1122, or email info@eplus.com. Connect with ePlus on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ePlusinc and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ePlusinc.
 
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