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Quest Achieves Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization from Cisco Systems USA

Sacramento, CA: December 15, 2011 � Quest® announced today that it has achieved the Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization from Cisco Systems. This specialization recognizes Quest® as having fulfilled the training requirements and program prerequisites to sell, design and deploy comprehensive Cisco® Data Center solutions.

The specialization provides role-based training in three essential areas: Unified Fabric for optimizing data and storage needs; Unified Computing for streamlining data center resources and uniting network, computational, storage and virtualization platforms; and Unified Network Services for advancing the way application delivery and security services are provided in the data center network or computing environment.

"As a Cisco Data Center provider, Quest is addressing the needs of our customers to provide flexible and customized solutions through our QuestFlex® program," says Tim Burke, Quest President and CEO. "Quest gives customers the option to choose the right data center services to meet their core business needs. Quest’s growing network of 24 x 7 x 365 Service Delivery Centers extends across the country and the globe — comprised of facilities that meet the highest possible safety and security standards, while also offering the broadest range of services available to accommodate both people and data."

"As a Cisco Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialized Partner, Quest® has made a significant investment in the training required to help customers accelerate their business growth, reduce the total cost of ownership, and extend the life of its current infrastructure by making its data center more efficient, agile and resilient," said Ralph Nimergood, vice president of data center architecture for the worldwide partner department at Cisco.

The Cisco Resale Channel Program provides partners with the training required to build sales, design and technical talent and then validates their skills through a third-party audit.

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About Quest®

Since 1982, Quest has been a trusted technology management company delivering successful solutions for our clients from Fortune 50-5000 small and medium-sized clients. Quest is one of North America’s top 500 Value Added Resellers (VARBusiness Magazine 2010) whose core competency is helping businesses select, acquire and manage their technology needs.

Quest offers technology products and Professional and Managed Services which include security, wireless, data backup, disaster recovery, business continuity, system performance, telecommunications & transport, VoIP, IP Video Surveillance, and technical staffing; either on-site or from its secure nationwide service delivery centers. Products may be obtained through QuestFlex®, a unique Quest program allowing companies to "Invest in the capability, not in the product", avoiding purchasing and leasing, thus freeing up cash.

Quest and QuestFlex are registered trademarks of Quest Media & Supplies, Inc.

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Contact Information

Barbara Klide
Quest
800.326.4220
Barbara_Klide@questsys.com