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ePlus Technology Offers New NetApp Midrange Storage Systems

HERNDON, VA - November 15, 2012 - ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUS - news) today announced that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., is authorized to sell, implement, and support the new FAS3220 and FAS3250 midrange storage systems recently introduced by NetApp.  These new platforms deliver significant performance improvements and storage capacity increases, helping organizations to scale flexibly and handle their rapidly-changing business needs as well as simplify and accelerate improvements of their IT infrastructure. 
The Flash and cluster-enabled FAS3200 platforms serve as the foundation for an Agile Data Infrastructure.  Enhanced features and benefits include:
  • Deliver up to 80% higher performance and up to twice the capacity over previous systems
  • Reduced complexity across operations, providing the ability to take on new projects regardless of size and turn IT's speed, capacity, and reliability into a competitive advantage
  • Nondisruptive operations help eliminate planned and unplanned downtime and improve service levels through transparent technology upgrades and refreshes, all with zero disruption to users
  • Ability to be tailored to virtualized, cloud, or traditional environments, requiring only a few terabytes of storage to over 2PB
  • Support for Clustered Data ONTAP, enabling organizations to deploy an infrastructure that scales seamlessly from two to 24 storage nodes without ever having to bring the system down
"NetApp is committed to providing organizations with the performance and scalability required to meet their current requirements and future growth objectives," said Julie Parrish, senior vice president of Global Partner Sales, NetApp.  "We're pleased to team with ePlus Technology as a trusted advisor to assist customers in simplifying and accelerating their agile data infrastructure deployments built on our new FAS3200 series products."
"As a NetApp Star Partner and FlexPod Premium Partner, ePlus has demonstrated experience enabling customers to lower cost and complexity, improve storage utilization, and quickly respond to changes in their business environment," said John Reckner, national practice manager, ePlus Technology.  "We look forward to continuing to help customers boost IT efficiency and flexibility by leveraging innovative storage and data management solutions from NetApp, including the FAS3200 platforms."
ePlus is a NetApp Star Partner, FlexPod Premium Partner, and NetApp Authorized Professional Service Partner.  Through its team of NetApp Certified Storage Engineers, NetApp Certified SAN Architects, and NetApp Certified Sales Executives, ePlus offers storage assessment, design, and implementation services.  For more information about NetApp solutions from ePlus, click here
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 825 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, possible adverse effects resulting from financial market disruption 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; our ability to consummate and integrate acquisitions; the possibility of goodwill impairment charges in the future; our ability to maintain effective disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting; 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; our ability to reserve adequately for credit losses; our ability to protect our intellectual property; the impact of competition in our markets; the possibility of defects in our products or catalog content data; our ability to adapt to changes in the IT industry and/or rapid change in product standards; our ability to realize our investment in leased equipment; 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.


Kley Parkhurst, SVP
ePlus inc.

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