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Quest Business Resumption Center Now Open at McClellan

Businesses can augment their Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plans with access to Quest’s new facility.

Sacramento, CA: June 23, 2008 – Quest is pleased to announce a new Business Resumption Center at McClellan, CA.

When disaster strikes, survival depends on preparedness. Most American businesses are not prepared. Research conducted by Gartner Inc. indicates that most US companies can endure disruptions that last no more than seven days. Gartner recommends that organizations adopt disaster recovery and business continuity plans that will sustain them for at least one full month post-disaster. Plans to move data and key systems off-site and away from areas vulnerable to disasters are well established. But, these plans must include contingencies to move people as well. Employees need a safe place to access the data and resume operations and customer service.

Quest provides the facilities and services to accommodate both data and people. Quest’s 24 x 7 x 365 Business Resumption Center is strategically located at one of the most seismically stable and secure locations in California: the former site of McClellan Air Force Base. McClellan served as a military installation from 1935 to 2001 when it was converted to the largest business park in America. It features one of the most advanced fiber optic cable and redundant broadband infrastructures in California.

SECURE FACILITY: Quest’s state-of-the-art facilities are housed in buildings made of fully reinforced concrete – shell, roof and floor. Redundant communication pathways into opposite ends of each facility provide additional back-up. The structures are rock-solid, but the internal offices are fully adjustable. Quest can customize suites to meet a company’s specific end-user, management and executive needs while ensuring significant savings on capital expenditures.

OFFICE SPACE: From basic floor plans which include cubicles, phones, faxes and call center services, to fully-appointed command and control centers with adjacent data cells and robust network equipment, Quest can design and install it to meet individual customer requirements.

ACCESS: The eleven-thousand foot airfield once used by the military is now available to large and small aviation users, including charter planes and corporate jets providing clients “front door access” to Quest’s Business Recovery Center. The park also has a working railroad that traverses the property and is minutes from several major highways.

HOUSING: There’s a wide variety of short-term and long-term housing options from dorms to single family homes. There are stores, banks, restaurants and a fitness center. A full service hotel sits on 20 acres of manicured grounds and boasts a swimming pool, a restaurant and thirty-thousand square feet of meeting and conference space.

AMMENITIES: McClellan Park is a unique 16 million square foot, self-contained community offering a wide range of amenities that set this site apart from all others in the country. There are running trails, parks and plans are underway to construct a retail area. All this will enhance the experience for the employees who are "on the job" while away from home – for however long that might be.

Quest President and CEO, Tim Burke, elaborates, "Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning are on the forefront of business owners’ minds – no one wants to gamble with their company’s future. Quest has the ability to offer a cogent ‘end-to-end’ solution that secures data and key systems off-site to ensure a companys viability and provide peace of mind that a company’s people, will be well taken care of in the event of an emergency."

"The trend in Business Continuity Planning is to mitigate your risk. In a post-September 11th world, analysts now recommend that companies look for Business Resumption Centers that are within driving distance, but outside of their main area of risk such as for earthquakes, flooding etc. The concern is that during an emergency, a remote data center located on the other side of the country might be difficult to reach with the possibility of imposed air travel restrictions. It would also be time-consuming and that could seriously jeopardize the resumption of business." states Mike Dillon, Quest’s Chief Technology Officer.

About Quest®

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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