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WQuinn and PowerQuest Announce Agreement to Address Windows NT, Windows 2000 Storage Management Needs

PowerQuest will Bundle WQuinn's Storage Resource Management Technology to Simplify, Strengthen Core Storage Management Capabilities

RESTON, Va. and OREM, Utah - Dec. 18, 2000 - W. Quinn Associates, Inc., developers of the industry-standard StorageCeNTral quota management and disk reporting suite for Microsoft Windows NT/2000, and PowerQuest® Corporation, providers of proven solutions for storage management, announce an agreement to include WQuinn technology with new PowerQuest products to create a complete offering for storage monitoring, reporting and core storage management.

Under the terms of the agreement, PowerQuest will market WQuinn's storage resource management products under PowerQuest?s own brand names. The synergy of the two companies' technologies creates a strong customer value proposition for Windows NT/2000 systems administrators. PowerQuest plans to release the bundled solution, along with professional services, training and consulting, during the first calendar quarter of 2001.

Najaf Husain, WQuinn's president and CTO, says, "We are excited about the opportunity to include our patented, industry-standard storage resource management software technology into PowerQuest's leading storage management product offerings. We believe this relationship will create value among Windows NT/2000 administrators by leveraging PowerQuest's extensive worldwide sales channel and by delivering a unique, comprehensive storage management solution set that addresses the growing storage needs of today?s enterprises."

Paul Winn, PowerQuests president and CEO, adds, "The combination of PowerQuest's leading storage management solutions and WQuinn's storage resource management technologies creates a robust, single solution that will simplify the complex storage management tasks that IT professionals face every day."

About W. Quinn Associates, Inc.
W. Quinn Associates, Inc. is the recognized leader in comprehensive enterprise storage management software solutions for Windows NT/2000 servers. Based in the heart of the Dulles Technology Corridor of Reston, Virginia, WQuinn's industry-standard StorageCeNTral is used by more than 3,500 companies worldwide, including Microsoft and 78 of the Fortune 100. Internationally, WQuinn has a European headquarters office in the Netherlands and customers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom. For company news and product information, visit www.wquinn.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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