HERNDON, Va., March 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- e Plus inc. (Nasdaq:PLUS) announced today that its subsidiary, e Plus Technology, inc., has joined the Vblock ™ partner ecosystem, a community of partners that are qualified to augment, resell, and deliver VCE's Vblock Infrastructure Platform. VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company formed by Cisco and EMC, with investments from VMware and Intel, creates industry leading solutions for converged infrastructure and private clouds. Now e Plus can help customers accelerate their adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models to dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving their time to market. e Plus qualifies as a Vblock Qualified Partner through its investment in technical certifications and partner designations for the Cisco, EMC, and VMware products that comprise the Vblock Infrastructure Platform. "We're delighted to be named a Vblock Qualified Partner," said Mark Marron, president of e Plus Technology. "This VCE certification validates our commitment, expertise, and continuing investments in cloud computing and our mature virtualization practice. Being authorized to deliver Vblock solutions—along with our other eCloud (or Enterprise Cloud) offerings, including Cloud Readiness Assessment Services, Cloud Automation and Management Tools, and Cloud Support Services—we can help customers reduce complexity, enable flexible and agile IT service delivery, and significantly lower costs. Combining Vblock architecture with our Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) expertise enables organizations to streamline their desktop infrastructures and develop client computing models better tailored to their business needs." "VCE's Vblock Infrastructure Platform helps customers embrace the benefits of virtualization and converged infrastructure adoption, including business enablement and fast deployment, IT budget savings, enhanced management and control of IT resources, and increased responsiveness, scalability, and automation," said Pete Koliopoulos, Channel Development, VCE. The Vblock Infrastructure Platform is the industry's first completely integrated, tested, and validated IT infrastructure offering that combines best-in-class virtualization, networking, computing, storage, and management technologies with end-to-end vendor accountability. Vblock supports a broad range of operating systems and applications that enable customers to rapidly migrate existing applications to a virtualized environment.