HERNDON, VA - April 5, 2012 - ePlus inc.
(NASDAQ NGS: PLUS
) announced today that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has achieved the Cisco Cloud Builder designation within the Cisco Cloud Partner Program, supporting the expanding role of the network in deploying cloud services.
This designation recognizes ePlus' competencies to sell and implement Cisco end-to-end cloud solutions. As a Cisco designated Cloud Builder Partner, ePlus has met the required competencies across all cloud infrastructure components (security, networking, compute, storage, and virtualization solutions), cloud management applications, and a formal cloud professional services practice.
The Cloud Builder designation is a strong complement to ePlus' eCloud (or Enterprise Cloud) offering that is comprised of four components: cloud readiness assessments; pre-bundled, pre-packaged solutions from major manufacturers; cloud automation and management tools; and cloud support services.
"The Cisco Cloud Builder designation recognizes ePlus' success in helping customers build their private and hybrid cloud infrastructures," said Mark Marron, president of ePlus Technology. "We look forward to continuing to enable customers in their journey to cloud computing through our eCloud offering-and realize the associated benefits of lower administrative and operating expenses, accelerated business processes, and reduced time to revenue."
The Cisco Cloud Partner Program empowers channel partners to build end-to-end cloud solutions and professional services practices based on Cisco cloud solutions. This program offers training to help channel partners as they enhance their competencies in selling and implementing end-to-end cloud solutions that include Cisco and approved third-party technology partners' solutions in an integrated cloud solution.
ePlus is a Cisco Gold Certified Partner and has achieved Cisco Master Specializations in Security and Unified Communications as well as the Cisco Managed Services Master Certification. In addition, ePlus holds Cisco's Cloud Builder designation as well as Cisco Specializations in Advanced Data Center Architecture, Advanced Data Center Networking Infrastructure, Advanced Borderless Network Architecture, Advanced Collaboration Architecture, Advanced Routing and Switching, Advanced Wireless LAN, and Cisco Authorized Unified Meetingplace Partner. ePlus also holds Cisco ATP designations in Cisco TelePresence Video Master, Video Surveillance, Identity Services Engine, and Data Center Unified Computing. ePlus has consistently been recognized by Cisco for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction. For more information about ePlus, visit http://www.eplus.com/
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 800 associates serving federal, state, municipal, and commercial customers nationally. The Company is headquartered in Herndon, VA. For more information, visit http://www.eplus.com/
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