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ePlus Achieves VMware Master Services Competency in Cloud Management and Automation

ePlus inc. | November 24, 2021

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ePlus inc. announced that it has successfully achieved Cloud Management and Automation VMware Master Services Competency. This competency demonstrates that ePlus is committed to helping organizations accelerate their digital transformations by leveraging their validated services delivery capabilities around advanced VMware technologies.

ePlus is proud to add Cloud Management and Automation to our other VMware Master Service Competencies, including VMware Cloud on AWS, Data Center Virtualization, and Network Virtualization. As our customers extend their data center capabilities to the cloud, automation and simplified management are key to a successful journey.  This latest competency demonstrates the expertise that our team has developed in these critical areas and our dedication to our customers' success in a hybrid cloud world."

Justin Mescher, Vice President of Cloud and Data Center Solutions at ePlus

"VMware is pleased to recognize ePlus for achieving Cloud Management and Automation Master Services Competency.  This achievement shows customers that partners like ePlus are dedicated, invested, and have validated expertise in advanced VMware technologies," said Sandy Hogan, SCP of Worldwide Commercial and Partner Sales, VMware.  "We value ePlus as a VMware partner, and appreciate their efforts in achieving this VMware distinction as they work to increase their service delivery capabilities."

VMware Master Services Competencies are designed to help partners demonstrate customer-centric solutions and technical proficiency, with proven success and expertise in a specialized area of business.  VMware partners can achieve Master Services Competencies in seven core business areas.  A Master Services Competency in Cloud Management and Automation designates expertise in delivery of VMware Cloud Management and Automation solutions and services with deep understanding and execution of cloud management design principles and methodologies. 

VMware Partner Connect empowers partners with flexibility to meet customers' needs, making VMware technologies and services opportunities more accessible.  Partners now have an enhanced experience that delivers simplicity, choice and innovation, and recognizes and rewards partners based on the value they bring to customers.

About ePlus inc.
ePlus is a leading consultative technology solutions provider that helps customers imagine, implement, and achieve more from their technology.  With the highest certifications from top technology partners and lifecycle services expertise across key areas including security, cloud, data center, collaboration, networking and emerging technologies, ePlus transforms IT from a cost center to a business enabler.  Founded in 1990, ePlus has more than 1,500 associates serving a diverse set of customers in the U.S., Europe, and Asia-Pac.  The Company is headquartered at 13595 Dulles Technology Drive, Herndon, VA, 20171.

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