Enterprise Migration Program Includes Free FastLane DM/Manager™ 5.5 Tools
to Expedite Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000 Migrations
Burnham, February 21, 2001 – Quest Software, a leading provider of application management solutions, today launched the Quest Enterprise Migration Program (EMP), a special promotion designed to help network and exchange administrators expedite their Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000 migrations. Through the end of June 2001, Quest will make the new version of FastLane DM/Manager™ 5.5 available to prospects and channel partners at no charge for a period of 12 months from the point of registration.
“People are spending an excessive amount of time just evaluating the tools and technology necessary for efficiently carrying out Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000 deployments,” said Simon Pearce, managing director at Quest Software (UK) Limited. “This program gives users easy access to best-of-breed migration tools while eliminating a significant cost factor associated with such a project. With our acquisition of FastLane, Quest has gained considerable expertise in NT 4.0 domain consolidation and Windows 2000 migrations. Our internal expertise combined with that of our channel partners and Microsoft Consulting Services enables customers to expedite and better manage their migration efforts.”
“Quest’s Enterprise Migration Program is a great offer," said Franc Gentili, director, Enterprise Ready Microsoft, Compaq Global Services. “Customers are expecting a comprehensive solution for their Windows and Exchange migration projects, but they are no longer willing to pay for migration tools only. The new EMP package, which includes DM/Manager, will help us improve the total value proposition to our mutual customers with a very competitive, high quality solution.”
“We are seeing some delays in the deployment of Windows 2000 projects due to the cost of third party migration tools,” said Arnie Wetherill, national practice manager, FrontWay, a national networking services company. “This aggressive program will go a long way in accelerating our customers’ commitment to engage FrontWay for their migration projects.”
DM/Manager 5.5 Features:
· Migration Guide, providing a simplified step-by-step walkthrough of incremental migrations of users, groups and computers to Active Directory;
· Improved project management, including support for replicated SQL Server database infrastructures, allowing multiple geographically distributed migration teams to perform their activities locally but have all their actions tracked centrally;
· Integration with the Active Directory Connector (ADC), enabling fast and easy migration to Exchange 2000, and accommodating additional migration scenarios;
· Migration Mapping Technology™ (MMT) console, delivering more robust capabilities to consolidate data from multiple external sources during the migration to Active Directory to minimize administration costs.
"DM/Manager 5.5 is even easier to use than before, addresses many more migration scenarios, and delivers greatly improved speed and performance," said Keith Millar, director of product management, Microsoft Solutions for Quest Software. “DM/Manager offers project-based migrations and drag and drop for Active Directory pruning and grafting, unmatched rollback capabilities, and robust support for geographically distributed migration teams. The flexibility of DM/Manager helps users meet their business requirements, unlike competitive products that force users into pre-determined processes.”
“This program is all about mitigating risk. We want to minimize the risks associated with choosing less than optimal technology, wasting time doing excessive evaluation, and attempting to migrate to Windows 2000 and Exchange 2000 alone when expertise is readily available,” said David Waugh, vice president of product marketing, Microsoft Solutions for Quest Software.
The Quest Enterprise Migration Program is available immediately. Please visit www.quest.com/enterprise_migration/
for more information.
About Quest Software
Quest Software is a leading provider of application management solutions designed to maintain the integrity of mission-critical business transactions and maximise the performance of enterprise 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 Software has offices worldwide and over 1,300 employees. For more information, visit http://www.quest.com
DM/Manager is a trademark of Quest Software, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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