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ePlus Expands Converged Infrastructure Offerings with Managed FlashStack Services

HERNDON, VA - March 31, 2016 - ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUS - news) today announced that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has expanded its Converged Infrastructure (CI) offerings to include ePlus Managed FlashStack Services. FlashStack CI from Pure Storage is a flexible, all-flash converged infrastructure solution that combines the latest in compute, network, storage hardware, and virtualization software into a single, integrated architecture that speeds time to deployment, lowers overall IT costs, and reduces deployment risk.  This further extends ePlus' portfolio of solid state storage array management, complementing the 24/7/365 on-premise and cloud-based support capabilities offered today.
"Converged Infrastructure solutions help customers accelerate IT deployment and increase efficiencies across the entire IT services lifecycle by simplifying operations and delivering superior application performance.  Adding Managed FlashStack Services is a natural progression in the strategic expansion of our Managed Services Portfolio," said Dan Farrell, senior vice president of national services, ePlus Technology.
ePlus has demonstrated experience designing and deploying CI solutions that enable customers to implement business-critical IT infrastructures.  As a Pure Storage Authorized FlashStack Support Partner, ePlus is certified to provide post-implementation technical support to minimize downtime and enhance operational efficiency.
"Customers turn to converged infrastructure solutions for the simplicity of design, implementation, and support," said Michael Sotnick, vice president of global channels and alliances, Pure Storage.  "ePlus is a valued partner, and providing Managed FlashStack Services as well as being an Authorized Support Partner will give customers not only more options for converged infrastructure but it also increases customer satisfaction and reliability with the ease of single call support.  ePlus continues to build on the value and services they deliver to customers."
ePlus' Managed Services platform monitors and reports against resource configurations, events, and performance across the Pure Storage FlashStack CI platform.  Features include:
  • Auto-Discovery and Dynamic Component Mapping
  • Cisco UCS Monitoring
  • Virtualization Monitoring
  • Pure Storage Monitoring
  • Fault Management
  • Asset Information and Configuration Monitoring
  • Dashboards and Reporting
"As the solid state storage space continues to evolve with great velocity, ePlus is well positioned to address dynamic industry trends and meet customer demands," added Farrell.  "We help organizations quickly and cost-effectively deploy Flash-based IT infrastructures-as well as maintain, protect, and optimize these investments through our certified engineers and ITIL methodology-to achieve higher uptime and increased availability."
More information about ePlus Managed FlashStack Services can be found at www.eplus.com/ManagedServices/Pages/Managed-FlashStack-Services.aspx.  
About ePlus Managed Services
ePlus Managed Services help enterprises proactively control their IT infrastructure and off-load a significant burden of day-to-day IT tasks in order to optimize operations and manage risk.  ePlus has delivered Managed Services for more than 10 years to a wide range of customers across multiple industry verticals through its 24/7/365 Managed Services Centers.  For more information about ePlus Managed Services, visit www.ePlus.com/ManagedServices/Pages/default.aspx.
About ePlus inc.
ePlus is an engineering-centric technology solutions provider that helps organizations imagine, implement, and achieve more from their technology.  With the highest certifications from top technology partners and expertise in key technologies from data center to security, cloud, and collaboration, ePlus transforms IT from a cost center to a business enabler.  Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 1,000 associates serving a diverse set of customers nationally, and in Europe.  The Company is headquartered at 13595 Dulles Technology Drive, Herndon, VA, 20171.  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/ePlus.   ePlus. Where Technology Means More.
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Kley Parkhurst, SVP
ePlus inc.

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