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ePlus Offers Enhanced FlexPod Managed Services to Facilitate Cloud Management

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ePlus inc. (Nasdaq:PLUS) today announced that it is offering enhanced Managed Services for FlexPod. Using ePlus' tailored dashboard, Managed Services customers are able to view all physical and virtual aspects of their FlexPod private and hybrid cloud infrastructure, providing actionable insight related to bottleneck identification, performance trending, and overall interaction of converged infrastructure components.

ePlus is certified by Cisco and NetApp to assist customers with implementing and configuring virtualized data center solutions based on the validated FlexPod shared infrastructure. The enhanced Managed Services offering for FlexPod expands the role ePlus plays in helping customers to build and manage best-in-class solutions from Cisco and NetApp, while optimizing post-implementation support.

Key Features:

  • Monitoring and management capabilities for Cisco UCS, Cisco Nexus, VMware, and NetApp storage
  • Auto-discovery of all physical and virtual components of the FlexPod platform with auto-creation of asset records
  • Metrics for availability, usage, and service levels
  • Integrated fault management for consolidated visibility into service-impacting events

"As NetApp's top national FlexPod partner, ePlus is a demonstrated expert at enabling our customers to accelerate application deployment and enhance performance by leveraging FlexPod," said Dan Farrell, senior vice president of national services at ePlus. "By delivering post-implementation FlexPod support, we extend our value to customers, enabling them to maximize up-time, ensure resources are running at an optimum level, and identify and resolve business impacting events in a timely manner—all for a positive impact on the bottom line."

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. For more information about FlexPod solutions from ePlus, visit www.eplus.com/flexpod.

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 a leading integrator of technology solutions. ePlus enables organizations to optimize their IT infrastructure and supply chain processes by delivering complex information technology solutions, which may include managed and professional services and products from top manufacturers, flexible financing, and proprietary software. Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 950 associates serving commercial, state, municipal, and education customers nationally. The Company is headquartered in Herndon, VA. 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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CONTACT: Kleyton Parkhurst, SVP ePlus inc. kparkhurst@eplus.com 703-984-8150Source:ePlus inc.