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ePlus Named NetApp FlexPod Partner of the Year at Inaugural Channel Connect Conference

HERNDON, VA – August 30, 2017 – ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUSnews) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, ePlus Technology, has been named NetApp FlexPod Partner of the Year. ePlus received this award for its overall FlexPod bookings and year-over-year FlexPod bookings growth as recorded by NetApp for its FY17.

ePlus has been a leading FlexPod provider since the solution’s inception, and has deployed FlexPods for customers in a wide variety of verticals. ePlus’ recent acquisition of OneCloud Consulting extends its capabilities and resources in cloud consulting, integration and development to help customers plan and deploy the right mix of hybrid/public/private cloud services. ePlus provides an array of cloud services to support the FlexPod converged infrastructure, including assessment services, FlexPod automation and orchestration, and Managed FlexPod Services. In addition, ePlus has fully-functional demo labs with FlexPod capabilities, uses FlexPod to run its own business internally, and has participated in FlexPod documentation testing.

“Channel partners are critical to our success in taking our vision forward, and today we recognize and celebrate their accomplishments,” said Jeff McCullough, vice president, Channel Sales, NetApp. “I congratulate ePlus on being named NetApp FlexPod Partner of the Year.  Their commitment to performance excellence, innovation, and quality has contributed to driving market share gains for NetApp and positive business outcomes for our customers.”

“We are proud to be named NetApp FlexPod Partner of the Year,” said Mark Kelly, chief strategy officer of ePlus. “This award recognizes ePlus’ unique success in pairing vertical industry knowledge with our consultative services and demo and integration capabilities. We look forward to continuing to help our clients shorten their time-to-value and improve customer experience with faster application performance and simplified IT management for their cloud environments, including FlexPod.”

The 2017 Americas Partner Awards were announced on stage at NetApp’s inaugural Channel Connect Conference (C3) where partner executives from across the Americas region gathered to hear about NetApp’s strategic vision and engage with NetApp executives.

ePlus is a FlexPod Premium Partner, NetApp Star Partner and Authorized Professional Services Partner, Cisco Gold Certified Partner with Master Cloud Builder Specialization, and VMware Premier Solutions Provider. ePlus also has a team of NetApp Certified Storage Engineers, NetApp Certified SAN Architects, and NetApp Certified Sales Executives.

For more information about ePlus’ cloud solutions and services expertise, visit www.eplus.com/cloud.

About ePlus inc.

ePlus is a leading consultative technology solutions provider that helps customers 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 1,200 associates serving a diverse set of customers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pac. 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.

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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; 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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