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ePlus Recognized as Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Authorized Technology Provider in the United States

HERNDON, Va., Feb. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ePlus inc. (Nasdaq:PLUS) today announced that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has achieved Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Authorized Technology Provider (ATP) designation from Cisco. The designation recognizes ePlus as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, deploy, and support Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure products and solutions.

Participation in the Cisco ACI ATP Program allows ePlus to offer customers a new data center architecture designed to simplify operations and greatly reduce provision time through automation for their applications.

"We are very pleased to achieve this Cisco ACI partner designation," said Jerry McIntosh, senior vice president of advanced technology solutions for ePlus Technology. "Our customers' data center needs are changing—requiring a simple, application-centric approach with rapid and continuous delivery. Through Cisco ACI solutions, we are able to bring them enhanced business agility, automated policies, and accelerated application deployments without comprising scalability or security."

To earn the ACI ATP designation, ePlus fulfilled Cisco application centric infrastructure training and exam requirements. ePlus also met the personnel and post-sales support requirements set forth by Cisco.

The Cisco Authorized Technology Provider Program is part of the Cisco go-to-market strategy for emerging technologies. The program helps Cisco to define the knowledge, skills, and services that channel partners need to successfully sell, deploy, and support an emerging technology practice.

ePlus is a Cisco Gold Certified Partner with Cisco Master Specializations in Security, Collaboration, Cloud Builder, and Managed Services. ePlus has Cisco Powered designations in Managed Business Communications and Managed Security Services. In addition, ePlus holds Cisco Advanced Specializations in Data Center Architecture, Borderless Network Architecture, Routing and Switching, Security, Content Security, and Unified Computing. ePlus also holds Cisco Authorized Technology Provider designations in Data Virtualization, Application Centric Infrastructure, TelePresence Video Master, Physical Security (Video Surveillance and Access Control), Identity Services Engine, Enterprise Mobility Services Platform, Energy Management Suite Integrator, and Telehealth Reseller as well as Cisco Authorized Partner status in Service Provider Video. ePlus has consistently been recognized by Cisco for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction. For more information about Cisco solutions from ePlus, visit www.eplus.com/cisco.

About Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) in the data center is a holistic architecture with centralized automation and policy-driven application profiles. ACI delivers innovative software flexibility with the scalability of hardware performance. An ACI network is deployed, monitored, and managed in a fashion that supports DevOps and rapid application change. ACI does so through the reduction of complexity and a common policy framework that can automate provisioning and managing of resources.

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.