ePlus Selected by Auburn Community Hospital for FlexPod Solution

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