HERNDON, Va., Aug. 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ePlus inc. (Nasdaq:PLUS) announced today that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has successfully completed the VMware Healthcare Specialization. This achievement demonstrates that ePlus is committed to becoming an expert in VMware virtualization and cloud solutions for Healthcare customers. Further, in achieving this specialization, ePlus acknowledges that this specialization and VMware solutions are key accelerators for enabling growth in the healthcare virtualization market. "We are proud to be acknowledged by VMware with this Healthcare Specialization, which solidifies our leadership position and commitment to delivering enterprise class solutions for private cloud enablement and end-user computing," said Mark Marron, president of ePlus Technology. "This designation strengthens our ability to assist healthcare customers leveraging virtualization technology to build a more reliable, flexible, and affordable application delivery model." "VMware is pleased to recognize ePlus for achieving the Healthcare Specialization. It demonstrates to customers that ePlus is committed to be an expert in helping healthcare organizations virtualize their IT environments, enabling them to confidently select ePlus as a solution provider capable of delivering VMware solutions on their journey to cloud computing," said Frank Rauch, vice president, Americas Partner Organization, VMware. "We value our partnership with ePlus, and we appreciate their efforts in achieving this VMware distinction." VMware has established specializations as designations of healthcare expertise that enable customers to identify partners with the highest level of VMware technical solution knowledge and experience. VMware partners with specializations are able to earn customer credibility by driving deeper into customer engagements, based on their knowledge and ability with the healthcare market. The VMware Partner Network is a comprehensive program that provides a common infrastructure, extensive sales and services tools, margin opportunities and industry-recognized training for the entire VMware partner ecosystem, including solution providers, technology partners, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). The VMware Partner Network is designed to help ensure a more consistent and successful user experience as well as help partners increase their business potential by improving their skills in VMware solutions. The program helps partners maximize their investments in VMware's virtualization and cloud portfolio to provide customers with the best end-to-end virtualization solutions available.