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EPlus Selected By Auburn Community Hospital For FlexPod Solution

HERNDON, Va., March 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ePlus inc. (Nasdaq:PLUS) today announced that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has been selected by Auburn Community Hospital to design and implement a FlexPod data center solution. The Hospital was seeking increased storage to support its VMware and Cisco Unified Communications deployments and move to virtual environments. Uniformity, flexibility, manageability, and fulfilling the requirements of Meaningful Use and federal healthcare mandates were key factors in the Hospital's evaluation process.

The FlexPod solution designed and implemented by ePlus will bring many benefits to Auburn Community Hospital, including performance, reliability, and efficiency enhancements for its mission-critical systems, and enhanced staff productivity. 

"As early adopters of healthcare reform mandates, every interaction between our patients and healthcare providers is facilitated through our IT system. Patient care, our absolute top priority, depends on having reliable and efficient systems in place," said Christopher D. Ryan, CIO of Auburn Community Hospital. "With the FlexPod solution, our staff is more efficient, which all ties back to an improved patient experience as well as our ability to attract and maintain the best and brightest providers.  ePlus successfully brought all the pieces together to deploy one centralized infrastructure that helps us ensure exemplary patient care and satisfy healthcare mandates and Meaningful Use criteria for the electronic exchange of health information. The solution will allow us to grow without limitation as our needs evolve."

"We're pleased to welcome Auburn Community Hospital to our family of ePlus customers," said Mark Marron, president of ePlus Technology.  "We look forward to working with Auburn, and other organizations in upstate New York, to increase data center efficiencies, maximize productivity, and drive cost savings—while continuing to enhance patient care and remain on the leading edge of technology."

Auburn selected ePlus to perform an enterprise storage assessment and then design, configure, and install a FlexPod solution consisting of NetApp FAS3240, Cisco Unified Computing Servers, VMware vSphere, and Citrix XenDesktop. The Hospital chose ePlus for this initiative based on its leadership team's prior experience working with ePlus and ePlus' healthcare practice, local team and resources, ability to leverage New York state contracts, recommendations from key vendors and ePlus healthcare customers, and status as a:

  • FlexPod Premium Partner
  • NetApp Star Partner and Authorized Professional Services Partner
  • Cisco Gold Certified Partner with Cisco's Cloud Builder designation and Advanced Data Center Specializations
  • VMware Premier Solutions Provider
  • Citrix Gold Solution Advisor Partner

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

About Auburn Community Hospital

Auburn Community Hospital (ACH) is a not-for-profit 99-bed acute care facility serving a population of approximately 80,000 in Cayuga Country and the surrounding areas of the Finger Lakes region of Central New York. Clinical services include emergency, intensive and coronary care, laboratory services, maternity, pediatrics, psychiatric services, orthopedics, respiratory and physical therapy, radiology, inpatient and outpatient surgery, diabetes care, bariatric surgery, wound treatment, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, cardiovascular lab services, and medication. There are urgent care facilities in Auburn and Skaneateles that provide prompts, convenient quality care seven days a week from board certified physicians AMH's Emergency Care Unit. ACH also has a Veterans Clinic that provides primary and preventative outpatient care as well as mental health services to the region's veterans. Also under the ACH umbrella is the Finger Lakes Center for Living, providing long-term nursing and short-term rehabilitation services in an 80-bed skilled nursing facility. For more information, visit www.auburnhospital.org

About e Plus 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 850 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 www.twitter.com/ePlusinc .

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 the recent uncertainty in the economic environment 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; our ability to maintain effective disclosure controls and procedures and internal control over financial reporting; 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 reserve adequately for credit losses; 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.

CONTACT: Kleyton Parkhurst, SVP
         ePlus inc.
         kparkhurst@eplus.com
         703-984-8150

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