ePlus Achieves Cisco Master Cloud Builder Specialization in the United States
Cisco Specialization Distinguishes Channel Partners with Highest Level of Cloud Builder Expertise
HERNDON, VA - August 7, 2013 - ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUS - news) today announced that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has achieved the Cisco Master Cloud Builder Specialization. This specialization recognizes ePlus as having the capabilities to build and deploy cloud-ready integrated infrastructures based on Cisco solutions and technology ecosystem partner cloud offerings across storage, virtualization, cloud management, and virtual desktop.
"We're very proud to add the Cisco Master Cloud Builder Specialization to our cloud expertise credentials," said Mark Marron, president of ePlus Technology. "Achieving this designation demonstrates the success ePlus has had in the architecture, design, integration, and implementation of advanced public, private, and hybrid clouds. The Cisco Master Cloud Builder Specialization complements our status as a FlexPod Premium Partner, Unified Workspace Partner via the Cisco and Citrix Partner Accelerator Initiative, and Vblock Qualified Partner."
"This specialization brings together data center infrastructure, cloud management, eco-partner relationships, and cross-vendor solution capabilities like VCE Vblock, NetApp FlexPod, and Cisco VXI," said Edison Peres, senior vice president for worldwide channels at Cisco. "It's the customer's 'one-stop shop' for the highest level of competencies for data center and cloud. ePlus' Cisco Master Cloud Builder Specialization is an outstanding achievement."
The Cisco Master Cloud Builder Specialization is granted to a small group of partners that possess in-depth technology and architecture skills. These partners also have demonstrated customer success in providing sophisticated, value-added Cisco Data Center and Cloud solutions including sales, deployment, and services for Cisco data center and cloud solutions.
The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides a framework for partners to build and showcase the sales, technical, and Cisco Lifecycle Services skills required to successfully deliver Cisco solutions to end customers. Through the program's specializations and certifications, Cisco recognizes a partner's expertise in deploying solutions based on Cisco advanced technologies and services. Using a third-party audit process, the program validates a partner's technology skills, business practices, customer satisfaction, pre-sales and post-sales support capabilities, and other critical factors that customers consider when choosing a trusted partner.
ePlus is a Cisco Gold Certified Partner and has achieved Cisco Master Specializations in Security, Unified Communications, and Cloud Builder as well as the Cisco Managed Services Master Certification. In addition, ePlus holds Cisco Specializations in Advanced Data Center Architecture, Advanced Data Center Networking Infrastructure, Advanced Borderless Network Architecture, Advanced Collaboration Architecture, Advanced Routing and Switching, and Advanced Content Security. ePlus also holds Cisco ATP designations in Cisco TelePresence Video Master, Video Surveillance, Identity Services Engine, and Data Center Unified Computing as well as Authorized Service Provider Video Partner status and Authorized Digital Media System Partner status. 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Connect with ePlus on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ePlusinc and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ePlusinc.
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