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Quest Certified with Master Designation to Provide Cisco Powered Cloud and Managed Services

Quest within top percentage of Cisco Partners with Master Designation to sell and deliver Cisco Powered Infrastructure as a Service, Disaster Recovery as a Service, and Desktop as a Service Worldwide

Sacramento, CA - May 2, 2016 - Quest® announced today that it has achieved the Cisco® Master Service Provider designation with the introduction of Cisco Powered™ Infrastructure as a Service, Cisco Powered Disaster Recovery as a Service, and Cisco Powered Desktop as a Service. This certification by Cisco's Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP) recognizes Quest as having achieved an elite level of expertise to sell and deliver cloud and/or managed services. To be able to offer these services as Cisco Powered Services, Quest completed a rigorous third-party audit of its services. This audit verifies that services are delivered with enterprise-class reliability, security, and support.

The Master Service Provider designation also recognizes Quest's commitment to providing cloud and managed services at Cisco's high standards. The shared goal is to help businesses and organizations realize faster time to value.

"Participating in the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program and achieving the Master Service Provider designation is an integral part of our cloud strategy," said Tim Burke, Quest President and CEO. "As such, our cloud portfolio provides customers with the services they need for successful, scalable solutions."

The partnership between Quest and Cisco extends into the marketplace as well. Cisco will provide numerous financial incentives and go-to-market benefits in all countries of legal presence. Cisco will also actively sell Quest's cloud services that are Cisco Powered through its own sales channels. In addition, Quest and Cisco will continue to work together to provide ongoing innovation through these services.

About Quest

Quest is a worldwide leader in technology management offering a portfolio of professional, Cloud, and Managed Services. Either on-site or from one of 25 secure global Service Delivery Centers, Quest offers Security, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, Data Backup and Replication, Desktops as a Service, and Infrastructure as a Service. Quest is listed on the most current Solution Provider 500 list.

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About Cisco

About the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program (CMSP): CMSP helps Cisco partners envision, build, market, and sell their cloud and managed services. The program offers partners access to an elite level of expertise, business acceleration tools and services, sales training, and presence in the Cisco Cloud Marketplace. Financial benefits include global discounts and incentives to help maximize profitability, build customer loyalty, and differentiate a partner's cloud and managed services offerings. Three program levels give partners a flexible framework for business growth and the acquisition of new revenue streams.

About Cisco Powered: Cisco Powered is the industry standard for cloud and managed services. Based on validated architectures and end-to-end security, Cisco Powered services minimize technology lifecycle complexity to reduce cost and risk. To ensure enterprise-class service, security, and 24/7 support, Cisco partners offering Cisco Powered services must undergo a rigorous certification and third-party audit of their solutions. As the power behind the cloud, Cisco Powered services enable organizations to connect with confidence while achieving faster time-to-value, experiencing assured performance, and leveraging ongoing innovation built on open standards.

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