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Burnham, Bucks, January 2, 2001 Quest Software, a leading provider of application management solutions, today announced the general availability of Spotlight on EMC Symmetrix®. This expands Quest Software’s Spotlight suite of products giving system administrators the necessary details to quickly identify and address bottlenecks that may occur within an IT infrastructure.
Quest Software’s participation in EMC’s E-Infostructure Developers Program (EIDP) opened the door to a technology and marketing alliance that allows for the integration of Spotlight with EMC’s SymmAPI, which provides convenient access to the internal configuration, operational status and performance information within EMC Symmetrix storage systems. Spotlight on EMC Symmetrix graphically displays real-time activity of key statistics, metrics and components in a single interface to detect potential performance issues before end-users are affected.

"This alliance enables users to leverage the strengths of both products, providing a unique and comprehensive solution to our mutual customers," said Linda Wright, director of EMC’s EIDP. "Quest Software’s Spotlight adds value by allowing administrators to quickly identify and address bottlenecks within a storage infrastructure through its graphical interface."

Spotlight on EMC Symmetrix was designed specifically for the Symmetrix environment and provides comprehensive detection capabilities with easy navigation. "EMC Symmetrix is an integral piece of our infrastructure, and Spotlight provides us with reliable and real-time system performance diagnostics," said Ahmed Selim, network systems administrator for Volt Information Sciences, a leading provider of staffing services, telecommunications and information solutions. "These products are a great combination that delivers all the information necessary to troubleshoot and resolve system issues in a timely manner. Combined, they add tremendous value and should be a part of every EMC system administrator’s toolkit."

Spotlight on EMC Symmetrix has successfully completed a variety of tests in the EMC labs and is already being used in production at customer sites. "The most impressive feature of Spotlight is the ease of use of its graphical interface. I was also impressed with Spotlight’s calibration process because it automatically sets a baseline of normal activity for each system and warns me of impending issues when thresholds have been met. This feature allows me to obtain the truest possible feedback about the performance of the Symmetrix system," added Selim.

"We are excited to offer our shared customers a complementary solution to facilitate the management of EMC’s premiere storage solution Symmetrix," said Simon Pearce, managing director at Quest Software (UK) Limited. "We believe that both companies will benefit from this alliance because, together, we are providing innovative technologies that help ease day-to-day administration."

About Quest Software

Quest Software delivers solutions that enhance the performance and reliability of e-business, packaged and custom computing applications. Businesses and consumers alike have come to expect instant access to information and Quest Software provides solutions to ensure this availability. Quest Software (UK) Limited, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Quest Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:QSFT), based in Irvine, California, Quest has sales and support offices worldwide and has more than 1,300 employees.

Visit www.quest.com for information about Quest Software products and events.

About EMC E-Infostructure Developers Program

The EMC EIDP is part of EMC’s overall E-Infostructure initiative that helps customers build storage-based solutions that place information at the centre of their businesses. The EMC EIDP specifically enables integration of EMC software with program participants’ storage management solutions via EMC APIs with EMC’s Symmetrix products. The open EMC architecture is one of the key criteria that enable large-scale customers to build supportable and flexible information infrastructures.

About EMC

EMC Corp. (NYSE: EMC) is the world leader in information storage systems, software, networks and services, providing the information infrastructure for a connected world. Information about EMC’s products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.



Spotlight is a trademark of Quest Software, Inc. EMC and Symmetrix are registered trademarks and EMC E-Infostructure Developers Program, E-Infostructure and SymmAPI are trademarks of EMC Corporation. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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