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PowerQuest Extends Service Revenue Opportunities for Enterprise Channel Partners

New Enterprise Channel Partner Program Enables Partners to Expand Services in High-Growth Storage Management Market

OREM, Utah - July 30, 2001 - PowerQuest® Corporation, a provider of proven solutions for storage management, announces a new partner program that gives enterprise partners in North America new ways to generate service revenue in the growing storage management market.

Solution VARs, network VARs, system integrators and other enterprise partners who participate in the program can integrate their value-added services with PowerQuest’s storage management technology to create complete storage management solutions for their customers. These new partner solutions will leverage customers’ existing investments in storage capacity, improve system and data availability, and aid in the proactive management of storage systems.

The PowerQuest Enterprise Partner Program supports the recent release of two enterprise storage management solutions: PowerQuest PowerManage Suite™ and PowerQuest PowerDeploy Suite™.

"By participating in PowerQuest's Enterprise Partner Program, we have the ability to easily deliver valuable storage management services, which makes our range of services more complete," said Ashley Leonard, president and CEO of NetworkD, a solution VAR based in Newport Beach, Calif. "Storage management is a rapidly growing market, and the access to PowerQuest technology and expertise gives us the ability to increase our revenue and expand our customer base."

Expanded Partner Business Opportunities
Through participation in the PowerQuest Enterprise Partner Program, authorized partners can offer their customers a variety of new services to manage their Windows* NT and Windows* 2000 networks more effectively and efficiently. These services include:

  • General storage management services that include storage monitoring, trend analysis and usage forecasting;

  • Service-level commitments on networks that deliver high systems availability, high data availability and minimum recovery cycles;

  • Services to design, deploy and enforce enterprise-wide storage management policies;

  • OS, NOS, and application deployment and migration services;

  • Installation and integration services;

  • Training;

  • Customer support.

Program Benefits and Participation
Authorized Enterprise Partners receive exclusive program benefits including dedicated account management, complementary evaluation software, technical support and training, comprehensive sales tools, and marketing support.

The PowerQuest Enterprise Partner Program builds on the company’s track record of proven channel programs. Last year, PowerQuest received the “Best Vendor” award at EnterpriseVision Summer 2000, a channel event hosted by Gartner Group.

Solution VARs, network VARs, integrators and other channel partners who are interested in participating in the PowerQuest Enterprise Partner Program should contact Marilyn Harroun, Director of the Enterprise Partner Management Team at PowerQuest, via e-mail at

PowerQuest Enterprise Products
The recent release of two enterprise storage management suites allows PowerQuest to offer these comprehensive services. PowerQuest PowerManage Suite provides centralized and comprehensive storage management reporting and reconfiguration capabilities for management of enterprise-wide Windows* NT and Windows* 2000 disk storage devices. It includes management of disk space policies, storage reporting, moving, copying, resizing and deleting partition types and volume sets, and a centralized Web console for reporting.

The PowerQuest PowerDeploy Suite provides a complete lifecycle management solution for computer systems, including imaging and deployment, system migration, ongoing management and system retirement. From anywhere in the world, through a secure Web interface, IT professionals have control over image creation, deployment and task scheduling across an entire network.

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.

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