16 Apr ePlus Tapped to Maintain Business Continuity by Quickly and Securely Enabling 40,000 Remote Workers
HERNDON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$PLUS #agility–ePlus inc. (NASDAQ NGS: PLUS – news) today announced that it was engaged by a large financial institution to address an immediate and unexpected challenge to support 40,000 users to work from home.
ePlus provided technical guidance to architect a solution and mobilized a team of engineers to rapidly build, configure, test, and deploy an extension of the organization’s existing VMware Horizon environment into Microsoft Azure. Connected to the customer’s on-premise data center, the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) deployment allows remote workers to run their business applications and continue providing services from home. By leveraging the cloud, the customer can maintain business continuity and quickly provision and deprovision desktops as needed.
“As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, most businesses have moved to a work-from-home standard to maintain productivity and business continuity. Since this is not the norm for most organizations, many of these businesses and their IT organizations lack the capabilities and are struggling to support a remote workforce,” said Justin Mescher, vice president of cloud solutions at ePlus. “We are incredibly proud of our collective efforts, pulling together as ePlus does, to execute in hours and days what would typically take weeks or months.”
“We are committed to providing a first-rate experience for customers, especially as they work to mitigate the current crisis,” said Dan Farrell, senior vice president of global services for ePlus. “This is a powerful example of how ePlus can respond quickly, applying our core technical strength and talent to navigate complex IT environments and deliver the scalability and agility that our customers need to be prepared for the unknown that lies ahead.”
ePlus deployed its Desktop as a Service offering, which enabled the team to:
Design a solution to rapidly on-board employees regardless of their location
Enable organizations to minimize disruption to key business functions in case of disasters, crisis, or any threats to business continuity
Leverage VMware Horizon on Azure coupled with automated configuration and deployment of Azure infrastructure and VMware Horizon resources
Deliver a prescriptive, packaged offering that includes a readiness assessment, collaborative planning, automated build, validation, and accelerated go-live
Ensure continued customer satisfaction and success with ongoing support from ePlus Professional Services
For more information about how ePlus is helping organizations mitigate disruption with technology that supports organizational agility, visit the Business Resiliency resource page at https://www.eplus.com/business-resiliency.
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. For more information, visit www.eplus.com, call 888-482-1122, or email [email protected] Connect with ePlus on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. ePlus, Where Technology Means More®.
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