eGroup, Inc. Achieves VMware Solution Competency in IaaS

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Mt. Pleasant, SC – July 6, 2012 — eGroup, Inc., the Southeast’s leading provider of cloud, application and end-user computing services, today announced that it has successfully completed the IaaS solution competency. This achievement demonstrates that eGroup is committed to be an expert in helping customers virtualize their IT environments. Further, in achieving this competency, eGroup acknowledges that this distinction and VMware solutions are key accelerators for enabling their growth in the virtualization and cloud markets.

“VMware is pleased to recognize eGroup for achieving the IaaS solution competency. Achieving this competency demonstrates to customers that eGroup is committed to be an expert in helping customers virtualize their IT environments, enabling them to confidently select eGroup as a solution provider capable of delivering VMware solutions to customers on the journey to cloud computing,” said Doug Smith, vice president, global partner strategy and operations, VMware. “We value our partnership with eGroup and we appreciate their efforts in achieving this VMware distinction.”

“Completion of the VMware IaaS competency is an important component of our market leadership goal in the cloud computing space,” said eGroup Principal Mike Carter. “IaaS is a critical component of our eCloud offering, which enables us to deliver efficient, flexible and cost-effective ways for IT departments to meet escalating business needs.”

VMware has established solution competencies as designations of expertise that enable customers to identify partners with the highest level of VMware technical solution knowledge and experience. VMware partners with competencies are able to earn customer credibility by driving deeper into customer engagements, based on knowledge and ability with the following VMware solution competencies:

Infrastructure Virtualization Competency: Recognizes partners for their demonstrated ability to virtualize and consolidate server environments using a VMware virtualization solution

Business Continuity Competency: Recognizes partners for their expertise in deploying VMware solutions for data protection, high availability and disaster recovery

Desktop Virtualization Competency: Recognizes partners for their expertise in deploying VMware solutions for virtualizing desktops and applications

Virtualization of Business Critical Applications (VBCA) Competency: Recognizes partners for their demonstrated ability to provide guidance and solutions for virtualizing business-critical applications such as Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, Oracle DB and SAP

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Competency: Recognizes partners for their expertise in VMware hybrid cloud solutions and services

Management Competency: Recognizes partners for their ability to help customers simplify and automate the operations of virtual and cloud environments with the VMware vCenter™ Operations Management Suite

VMware Partner Network is a comprehensive program that provides a common infrastructure, extensive sales and services tools, margin opportunities and industry-recognized training for the entire VMware partner ecosystem, including solution providers, technology partners and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). VMware Partner Network is designed to help ensure a more consistent and successful user experience as well as help partners increase their business potential by increasing their skills in VMware solutions. The program helps partners maximize their investments in VMware virtualization to provide customers with the best end-to-end virtualization solutions available.

About eGroup

Headquartered in Mt. Pleasant, S.C., eGroup provides innovative cloud, application and end-user computing services to businesses across the Southeast. One of the region’s fastest growing companies and winner of the 2012 CRN “Tech Elite 250”, eGroup’s solutions drive customer revenue while reducing cost to maintain IT infrastructures. Visit www.eGroup-us.com or call 1.877.eGROUP.1 (1.877.347.6871) for more information.

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