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ePlus Named NetApp Cloud First Partner of the Year at Third Annual Channel Connect Conference


Herndon, VA – June 19, 2019 — ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUSnews) today announced that ePlus Technology, inc. has been named NetApp Cloud First Partner of the Year for its overall FY19 Cloud Data Services revenue, year-over-year sales growth, and a focused Cloud Digital Transformation strategy around cloud offerings.

“Channel partners are critical to helping customers achieve data transformation and today we recognize and celebrate their accomplishments,” said Jeff McCullough, vice president, Channel Sales, NetApp. “I congratulate ePlus on being named Cloud First Partner of the Year. Their commitment to performance excellence, innovation and quality has contributed to positive business outcomes for our customers.”

“NetApp has been a strategic partner of ePlus for many years, and their progressive Cloud strategy has driven even more synergies between our organizations over the past few years,” said Justin Mescher, Vice President of Cloud and Data Center Strategy at ePlus. “ePlus has developed a broad cloud services portfolio focused on guiding our customers on their journey to the Cloud. By leveraging Cloud-enabled technologies from NetApp, we’re able to help our customers extend the NetApp enterprise-class functionality from the Data Center into their Public Cloud deployments to accelerate adoption, increase functionality, and simplify management. We are proud and excited to have been selected as NetApp Cloud First Partner of the Year and look forward to our continued successful partnership.”

The 2019 Americas Partner Awards were announced on stage at NetApp’s third annual Channel Connect Conference (C3) where strategic partner executives from across the Americas region gathered to hear about NetApp’s strategic vision and engage with NetApp executives.

About ePlus inc.

ePlus is a leading consultative technology solutions provider that helps customers imagine, implement, and achieve more from their technology. With the highest certifications from top technology partners and expertise in key technologies from cloud to security and digital infrastructure, ePlus transforms IT from a cost center to a business enabler. Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 1,500 associates serving a diverse set of customers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pac. The Company is headquartered at 13595 Dulles Technology Drive, Herndon, VA, 20171. For more information, visit www.eplus.com, call 888-482-1122, or email info@eplus.com. Connect with ePlus on LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook

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