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ePlus Recognized as Cisco Data Virtualization Authorized Technology Provider Partner in the United States


HERNDON, VA - March 25, 2014 - ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUS - news) today announced that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has achieved Data Virtualization Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) status from Cisco.  This designation recognizes ePlus as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy, and support Cisco Data Virtualization products and solutions.
 
Cisco Data Virtualization software helps partners improve their customers' decision making by combining traditional and new data sources in distributed, on-premise, cloud, and big data environments.  Cisco Data Virtualization ATP Partners will deliver data virtualization solutions that help their customers adapt to change more quickly without having to physically move their data.  The goal of the program is to accelerate the market opportunity with Cisco's partner network to enable agility and data virtualization excellence for customers so they can realize a faster return on their technology investments.
 
"We're proud to add another Cisco ATP designation to our list of credentials, especially related to Data Virtualization-a critical element of our customers' cloud and big data strategies," said Jerry McIntosh, senior vice president of advanced technology solutions for ePlus Technology.  "We look forward to continuing to help customers enhance their nimbleness and speed data access, allowing them to make better decisions and drive cost savings."
 
The Cisco Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) Program is part of the Cisco go-to-market strategy for emerging technologies.  The program helps Cisco define the knowledge, skills, and services that channel partners need to successfully sell, deploy, and support an emerging technology.  
 
ePlus is a Cisco Gold Certified Partner with Cisco Master Specializations in Security, Unified Communications, and Cloud Builder as well as the Cisco Managed Services Master Certification.  In addition, ePlus holds Cisco Specializations in Advanced Data Center Architecture, Advanced Data Center Networking Infrastructure, Advanced Borderless Network Architecture, Advanced Collaboration Architecture, Advanced Routing and Switching, and Advanced Content Security.  ePlus also holds Cisco ATP designations in Data Virtualization, TelePresence Video Master, Video Surveillance, Identity Services Engine, and Data Center Unified Computing as well as Authorized Service Provider Video Partner status and Authorized Digital Media System Partner status.  ePlus has consistently been recognized by Cisco for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction.  For more information about Cisco solutions from ePlus, visit www.eplus.com/cisco.
 
About Cisco Data Virtualization Software
 
Cisco Data Virtualization is agile data integration software that makes it easy for organizations to access data, no matter where it resides.  With this integrated data platform, organizations can query all types of data across the network as if it is in a single place. Customers get the benefits of greater insight that provides them flexibility with significant cost savings.  Organizations can then adapt to change more quickly and make better decisions in real time, without physically moving data.
 
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 900 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 twitter.com/eplus.   
 
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.
 
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