January 28, 2011

eGroup Named Vblock Certified Partner by EMC, VMWare, and CISCO

eGroup Release

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (January 28, 2011) – eGroup, Inc. today announced that EMC, VMware and Cisco have named the company as a Vblock Certified Reseller, now able to offer its clients expert consultation on the planning and implementation of Vblock-based private cloud infrastructures.To become a certified reseller, eGroup went through extensive training with EMC, VMware and Cisco to not only learn the companies' technologies, but also project management strategies. This designation makes eGroup the only vBlock certified partner in South Carolina.

As a Vblock Certified Reseller, eGroup is on a short list of vendors who can sell Vblock Infrastructure Packages – pre-engineered, tested and validated units of IT infrastructure that have a defined performance, capacity and availability SLA. Vblocks promise to deliver IT infrastructure in a new way and accelerate organizations' migration to the private cloud.

"Cloud computing solutions like the Vblock infrastructure packages add significant flexibility and cost transparency to IT provisioning" said Mike Carter, eGroup Principal. "We are proud to offer this technology to our customers and help them create private clouds that provide value for their specific IT situation."

These integrated and flexible turnkey packages comprise virtualization software from VMware, unified networking and computing equipment from Cisco, as well as EMC's storage, security, and management technology.

Specifically, Vblocks are built on EMC Unified Storage, Cisco Nexus Switches, Cisco UCS blade servers, VMware vSphere and orchestrated management by EMC Ionix Unified Infrastructure Manager, VMware vCenter, EMC PowerPath/VE and Cisco UCS Manager.

For more information on Vblock Infrastructure Packages, please visit: http://www.emc.com/solutions/application-environment/vblock/vblock-infrastructure-packages.htm.

**About eGroup
**eGroup provides technology solutions for Serious Competitors. Specifically, eGroup specializes in Cloud, Application, and End-User Computing Services that leverage IT infrastructure design, Enterprise storage and backup strategies for Disaster Preparedness, data centralization and secure access solutions, virtualization, network security, and secure LAN/WAN/Wireless architectures. eGroup's solutions combine robust high-availability and performance with secure information access. These solutions enable customers to efficiently execute revenue-driving roles, and achieve the goal of cutting the organization's acquisition and on-going support costs. eGroup understands that investment-oriented professionals must focus on making sound business decisions that provide significant returns. eGroup provides the thought leadership and expertise for customers to ensure that their technology investments continue to strengthen their competitive advantage in the marketplace. After all, a company's success hinges on making critical business decisions that must be supported by its IT systems. By architecting high performance networking and computing platforms, and delivering the industry-proven systems engineering and application development expertise, eGroup helps companies make confident decisions. To learn more, visit www.eGroup-us.com.


Media Contact:

Liz Wilmes, eGroup, Inc.