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PowerQuest Granted Additional Patents for Storage Management Technology

OREM, Utah - August 23, 2000 - PowerQuest® Corporation, a provider of proven solutions for storage management, announced today that the company was granted two patents for storage management technology. U.S. Patent No. 6,108,759 and U.S. Patent No. 6,108,697 were granted to PowerQuest on August 22, 2000.

"The awarding of these patents is a testament to the solid nature of PowerQuest's storage management solutions," said Eric J. Ruff, CEO and founder of PowerQuest. "PowerQuest's products are known for their reliability and performance. These patents will help continue the investment we have made in developing reliable storage management solutions."

Patent 6,108,759 is for technology that enables management of volumes and partitions holding advanced file systems, such as those found on Windows NT and Windows 2000 servers. In addition to Ruff, PowerQuest developers Russ Marsh and Niel Orcutt and Chief Technology Officer Robert Raymond are named as inventors.

Patent 6,108,697 relates to technology that provides high-performance deployment of disk images over a network. Named inventors are Ruff, Raymond and PowerQuest developer Blaine Dennis.

PowerQuest is the holder of four previous patents for its technology.

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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