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Quest Achieves Cisco Master Managed and Cloud Service Provider Certifications

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Company Recognized for Expertise in Deploying and Managing Cisco Cloud Solutions.

Quest is a Certified Cisco Cloud Service ProviderSacramento, CA: October 18, 2011 — (BUSINESS WIRE)— To support the expanding role of the network in deploying cloud services, Quest announced today it has achieved the Cisco Cloud Provider Certification with a Cisco Powered Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) designation as well as a Cisco® Master Managed Services Certification with Cisco Powered Managed Security designation.

"Quest’s investment in Cisco Certification ranks it among an elite group of channel partners with the resources to deploy, manage and support services for multiple technologies."

The Cisco Cloud Provider Certification recognizes Quest’s investment in building, owning and operating its own data centers to offer QuestFlex® cloud services in a multitenant environment to end customers. Additionally, as a Cisco Powered IaaS designation, the QuestFlex® cloud offering is deployed using a Cisco validated infrastructure.

As a Cisco Master Managed Services Certified Partner, Quest has demonstrated the ability to deliver sophisticated solutions, met stringent requirements that reflect a depth of capabilities, and undergone an independent audit by an objective third-party auditor. Quest was also required to offer at least two managed services using the resources and procedures necessary to deploy, manage and support Cisco solutions. This certification recognizes Quest’s investment in the ITIL® processes, practices and tools necessary to provide high-quality managed services.

"As a Cisco Cloud Provider, Quest is addressing the needs of our customers to provide flexible and customized cloud solutions," says Tim Burke, Quest President and CEO. "Whether they need shared or dedicated hosting or prefer a private or public cloud, QuestFlex® cloud services gives customers the options to choose the right cloud based IT services to meet their core business needs. Cisco’s Master Managed Services certification is an important achievement for Quest. This recognition demonstrates our managed IT and cloud services expertise on which our customers depend."

"Quest’s investment in Cisco Certification ranks it among an elite group of channel partners with the resources to deploy, manage and support services for multiple technologies," said Edison Peres, senior vice president of worldwide channels at Cisco.

The Cisco Cloud Partner Program empowers channel partners to build end-to-end cloud solutions and professional services practices based on Cisco cloud computing infrastructure. This program offers training based on Cisco best practices, tools, intellectual property as well as one-on-one mentoring to help channel partners as they enhance their competencies in selling and implementing end-to-end cloud services.

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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