HERNDON, Va., March 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ePlus inc. (Nasdaq:PLUS) today announced that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has been named the recipient of a VMware Partner Network Award in the Public Sector category. The award was presented at VMware Partner Exchange 2013, VMware's annual partner event, on February 26 in Las Vegas. "We are pleased to recognize the outstanding achievements made in 2012 by members of the VMware partner ecosystem, particularly those partners serving our global customers," said Colleen Kapase, senior director, Partner Readiness, VMware. "VMware Partner Exchange is dedicated to educating and equipping our partner ecosystem with the resources and insights they need to help deliver first class solutions for the software-defined data center in the coming year. We congratulate ePlus on winning a VMware Partner Network Award, and we look forward to our mutual success in 2013." "We're honored to be named VMware's Public Sector Partner of the Year," said Darren Raiguel, senior vice president of sales for SLED at ePlus Technology. "This award demonstrates our success in helping public sector organizations deploy VMware solutions, including end user computing; server, network, and desktop virtualization; management tools for private/public cloud delivery; and backup and recovery of virtual machine environments. We look forward to continuing to empower SLED organizations to solve today's IT challenges and get more done with limited resources so they can maintain focus on their core mission." ePlus is a VMware Premier Solution Provider Partner, focusing on private cloud enablement and end-user computing solutions. Its national team of certified professionals provides pre-sales, sales, and delivery capabilities. ePlus holds VMware competencies in Infrastructure Virtualization, Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery, and Desktop Virtualization (VIEW). For more information about VMware solutions from ePlus, visit www.ePlus.com/partners/Pages/vmware.aspx . About VMware Partner Exchange 2013 VMware Partner Exchange 2013 is the leading global event for virtualization and cloud partners, bringing thousands of members from the VMware partner ecosystem together to discuss the future of the industry. With more than 200 sessions, including boot camps, breakouts, and workshops, as well as an extensive exhibitor pavilion, partners gain valuable insight on how to leverage new technologies to deliver the software-defined data center to customers. To learn more about VMware Partner Exchange, visit www.vmwarepartnerexchange.com . 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 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. VMware and VMware vFabric are registered trademarks and/or trademarks of VMware, Inc. in the United States and/or other jurisdictions. The use of the word "partner" or "partnership" does not imply a legal partnership relationship between VMware and any other company.