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ePlus Announces Cloud Aggregated Services

Cloud ‘As a Service’ Model Empowers Customers to Simplify IT Deployment, Reduce Time to Market, Mitigate Risks, and Drive Business Outcomes
HERNDON, VA – October 18, 2016 – A new suite of cloud services from ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUSnews) addresses changing market trends in customer experience and engagement models.  ePlus Cloud Aggregated Services is ideal for customers implementing a cloud-first strategy or seeking to simplify their IT deployments and mitigate risk. The services target key cloud focus areas including strategic assessments, cloud infrastructure, service-provider connectivity, co-location, and interconnection as well as cloud collaboration.
“Information Technology professionals must assume their new role as innovation brokers and quickly seek ways to proactively improve productivity and engagement, lower costs, and accelerate strategic business initiatives,” said Scott Gilgallon, ePlus cloud solution director.  “ePlus Cloud Aggregated Services offers clients a single trusted resource, cloud expertise, and first-hand knowledge across hundreds of industry providers to carefully assess, select, and implement cloud solutions quickly.”
Strategic assessment is a key pillar of the new offering.  ePlus Cloud Assessments help clients evaluate which cloud models (private, hybrid, and/or public) are best suited for their specific applications or workloads, and then map, monitor, and identify network-connectivity-dependent workloads for proper migration planning.  The assessments also provide a comprehensive roadmap for future expansion and utilization.
“Cloud adoption is accelerating and changing the very essence of information technology,” said Mike Trojecki, ePlus vice president of Business Transformation.  “Large enterprises are viewing their IT infrastructures less as data centers, but ‘centers of data’, where applications may be physical, SAAS, or containerized and on platforms which are private, public, or hybrid.  The delivery mechanism has become a lower priority than achieving the desired business outcome, scalable capacity, robust performance, reduced costs, and mitigating risk.  Forward-thinking CIOs recognize these trends and ePlus Cloud Aggregated Services offer the best path forward.”
In addition to assessments, ePlus Cloud Aggregated Services offer enterprise options in four strategic service areas including:
  • Cloud infrastructure - Infrastructure as a Service, Backup and Disaster Recovery as a Service, cloud storage, and hosted security
  • Co-location and interconnection - Co-location and specialized cloud-connected co-location services in more than 1,200 centers
  • Connectivity optimization - Competitive Internet, voice, data, and conferencing
  • Cloud collaboration - Managed Office 365, Hosted Microsoft Exchange, Desktop as a Service, and Hosted VoIP
“ePlus Cloud Aggregated Services simplify IT management, drive IT governance and compliance, and help our clients innovate quickly,” said Kevin Detsch, ePlus senior vice president of Business Development. "Our assessment-led methodology lets clients rapidly implement these solutions. This simplified and efficient model can enable organizations to reduce time to benefit, lower costs, and improve their overall competitiveness.”
More information about ePlus Cloud Aggregated Services can be viewed here:  http://www.eplus.com/datacenter/Pages/ePlus-Cloud-Aggregated-Services.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®.
ePlus®, Where Technology Means More®, 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, products, and services 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; 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 implement comprehensive plans for the integration of sales forces, cost containment, asset rationalization, systems integration and other key strategies; our ability to reserve adequately for credit losses; our ability to secure our electronic and other confidential information; future growth rates in our core businesses; 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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