HERNDON, Va., April 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ePlus inc. (Nasdaq:PLUS) today announced that its subsidiary, ePlus Technology, inc., has been named the Emerson Network Power 2012 U.S. Solution Provider of the Year. The award highlights ePlus' expertise in selling Emerson's solutions and providing expert services to customers in both the IT and facilities areas. The Emerson Network Power 2012 U.S. Partner Award winners are chosen based on their commitment to business management and leadership, personal and professional integrity, and responsiveness to customer needs. ePlus is as an Emerson Network Power Innovation Partnership Program partner that delivers a wide range of data center and cloud computing solutions, including comprehensive data center economic analyses to assist organizations in determining the effect of virtualized cloud workloads on power and cooling. ePlus has been working with Emerson Network Power on the development of new solutions to manage customers' environments to better serve the needs of today's modern data centers and support their business continuity/disaster recovery and power and cooling needs. ePlus empowers customers to maximize productivity, efficiency, and cost savings—and transform IT from a cost center to a business enabler. "We are pleased to be named Emerson Network Power's Solution Provider of the Year for the second consecutive year," said Mark Marron, president of ePlus Technology. "This designation recognizes ePlus' continued success in solving customers' problems in innovative ways and our consistent engagement of the sales and support teams to provide full service to customers and improve their bottom line." "As the Emerson Network Power 2012 U.S. Solution Provider of the Year winner, ePlus has shown demonstrable growth and understanding of the products, solutions, and services required to meet our customers' IT and facilities needs," said Tracy Collins, director of global channel sales and marketing for Emerson Network Power. "We are pleased to recognize our valued partners who invest their time and resources in training and have committed to becoming experts in Emerson Network Power solutions."