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Quest Adds DRaaS Designation to Their Cisco® Master Service Provider (CMSP) Certification, Becoming the Only CMSP With all Three – IaaS, DaaS and DRaaS – Designations

Quest® announced today that it has achieved the Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) designation as part of their Cisco® Master Service Provider Certification for cloud and managed services. Quest is currently the only Cisco Master Service Provider to achieve all three designations – Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Desktops as a Service (DaaS), and now Disaster Recovery as a Service. This certification recognizes Quest as having the capabilities to sell and deliver cloud and managed services to help accelerate time to market and time to revenue. Additionally, the certification rewards partners for their expertise and investments for creating, selling and delivering cloud and managed services with financial incentives and go-to-market benefits in all countries of legal presence.

“We are proud that we are the only Cisco Master Service Provider with all three designations. We have been one of the earliest Cisco partners - for nearly 20 years now - so this is fitting.” said Tim Burke, Quest’s President and CEO. Further, Burke commented, “The Cisco Master Service Provider Certification allows Quest to offer customers scalable, flexible technology solutions including cost-effective and secure Infrastructure as a Service, Desktops as a Service, and now Disaster Recovery as a Service, all enabling customers the ability to build their own cloud without any upfront capital.”

The Cisco Master Service Provider Certification is part of the Cisco Cloud and Managed Services Program, focused on helping partners such as Quest to envision, build, market, and sell cloud and managed services with business acceleration tools and services, sales training and the Cisco Cloud Marketplace to address the varied needs of its customers. As a Cisco Master Service Provider Certified Partner, Quest will sell and deliver at least two Cisco Powered services (managed and/or cloud services with Cisco Powered services designations), built on the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) framework, and provide enhanced management and stewardship practices to its customers.

Cisco Powered services allow customers to connect with confidence to achieve faster time to value by minimizing technology lifecycle complexity to reduce cost and risk. Customers also experience assured performance through superior service, security, and 24/7 support from Cisco and its certified partners while taking advantage of continuous innovation based on open standards and Cisco’s extensive R&D investment.

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 over two dozen secure global service delivery centers, Quest offers security, disaster recovery, business continuity, data backup and replication, Desktops as a Service, virtualization, system performance, application development, wireless, hosted HD video conferencing, telecommunications & transport, VoIP, consulting and IT staffing solutions to power and manage your entire enterprise. QuestFlex®, a unique and flexible service level agreement, allows companies to “Invest in the Capability, Not in the Product®” by providing specific industry leading technology capabilities customizable to their requirements.

Quest is Company of the Year in the Cloud Elite category of the 2013 Solution Provider 500 list, is ranked #35 on the Third Annual Top 100 Cloud Services Providers List, also known as the Talkin’ Cloud 100, by Nine Lives Media and was recently named to the CRN Fast Growth 150 List, the fastest-growing solution providers in the technology industry by CRN Magazine. Quest is also #40 on the MSPmentor 501, #7 on the MSPmentor 200 North America and is one of the top 200 companies on CRN’s Solution Provider 500.

Quest is a registered trademark of Quest Media and Supplies, Inc.

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