ePlus Earns Top Ranking in FlexPod Sales in the United States

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Received Top Ranking Based on FlexPod Fiscal Year Revenue Sales for Cisco and NetApp Solution
 
HERNDON, VA – December 4, 2013 – ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUSnews) today announced that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc. achieved top partner ranking in FlexPod sales for the first half of NetApp’s fiscal year 2014.  FlexPod is a pretested and validated solution that combines networking, computing, and storage in a shared infrastructure and supports multiple applications and workloads to help customers accelerate and simplify their transition to the cloud. 
 
ePlus has been a leading FlexPod provider since the solution’s inception, and has deployed FlexPods in a wide variety of verticals, including healthcare, manufacturing and IT manufacturers, cloud and service providers, telecommunications, financial, and state/local/educational organizations.  ePlus provides an array of cloud services to support the FlexPod shared infrastructure, including assessment services and Managed FlexPod Services for post-implementation support.  In addition, ePlus has fully‐functional demo labs on both coasts with FlexPod capabilities, uses FlexPod to run its own business internally, and has participated in FlexPod documentation testing. 
 
“We’d like to congratulate ePlus on securing our top partner ranking for FlexPod sales,” said Peter Howard, vice president, Worldwide Channel Sales at NetApp.  “ePlus has demonstrated a commitment to NetApp solutions and ongoing investments to maintain the highest levels of FlexPod expertise.  We look forward to continuing to work together to enable our joint customers to lower deployment risk, increase data center efficiencies, and create a flexible IT environment through FlexPod solutions.”
 
“We are extremely pleased to attain NetApp’s top spot for FlexPod sales in the United States,” said Mark Marron, president of ePlus Technology.  “This top ranking builds upon our achievement of FlexPod Premium Partner status and affirms our success and consistent delivery methodology to help customers accelerate IT projects and application deployment, maximize productivity, and drive cost savings.”
 
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 FlexPod solutions from ePlus, visit http://www.eplus.com/flexpod. For details about our eCloud (or Enterprise Cloud) offering, visit http://www.ePlus.com/cloud.   
 
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 900 associates serving federal, state, municipal, and commercial 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 twitter.com/ePlus.   
 
ePlus® 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 and products 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.

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