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EDS Selects PowerQuest Technology to Help Deploy Navy Marine Corps Intranet

PowerQuest DeployCenter Used by EDS for Upgrades, Deployment, Disaster Recovery

OREM, Utah, U.S.A. - Jan. 7, 2002 - PowerQuest Corporation has been named by EDS (NYSE: EDS) as the imaging and deployment solution provider for the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) contract with the U.S. Department of the Navy. EDS will use PowerQuest DeployCenter™ as the solution to create images of NMCI computers and servers, and then quickly and reliably deploy those images throughout the NMCI infrastructure. EDS will use DeployCenter when upgrading computers and servers to a new operating system, deploying new computer equipment, or restoring a computer image after a system crash.

“Reliability is extremely important in creating and deploying system images for NMCI,” said Rob O’Gorman, enterprise architecture platform lead at EDS. “We needed a solution that would preserve the exact images and enable us to deploy those images quickly and efficiently. PowerQuest DeployCenter gives us maximum efficiency, which not only reduces our costs but also offers us exceptionally high reliability and performance.”

EDS’ $6.9 billion NMCI contract supporting the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps is the largest information technology contract ever awarded by the U.S. government. The NMCI is a comprehensive enterprise-wide initiative to make the full range of network-based information services available to sailors, Marines, and civilian personnel for day-to-day activities and in war. When completed, NMCI will encompass more than 400,000 workstations and 5,000 servers, including Windows-based file/print servers, application servers and database servers, located at 300 military bases in the United States, Puerto Rico, Cuba and Iceland.

About EDS
EDS, the leading global services company, provides strategy, implementation and hosting for clients managing the business and technology complexities of the digital economy. EDS brings together the world’s best technologies to address critical client business imperatives. It helps clients eliminate boundaries, collaborate in new ways, establish their customers’ trust and continuously seek improvement. EDS, with its management consulting subsidiary, A.T. Kearney, serves the world’s leading companies and governments in 58 countries. EDS reported revenues of $19.2 billion in 2000. The company’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: EDS) and the London Stock Exchange. Learn more at http://www.eds.com.

About PowerQuest
PowerQuest Corporation is a global provider of automated deployment and recovery solutions for corporations and individual users. Based on the company's Virtual Volume Imaging (V2i) technology and Active State Management (ASM) architecture, PowerQuest products and services simplify the management of storage throughout the technology lifecycle. PowerQuest products are available directly from the company and throughout a network of partners in more than 34 countries. www.powerquest.com


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