Quest Software's FastLane Consolidator First to Deliver Agentless Storage Analysis for Consolidation on Windows Platform

IRVINE, Calif.--()--April 29, 2003--

 FastLane(R) Consolidator 4.0 Helps Windows Administrators Plan, Deploy and Manage Storage Resources 

Quest Software, Inc. (Nasdaq:QSFT), a leading provider of application management solutions, today announced the release of FastLane(R) Consolidator version 4.0, for Windows data and security migration. FastLane Consolidator facilitates server consolidation on the Windows platform by providing a new built-in storage analyzer component that provides Windows administrators with the detailed storage metrics they need to plan and perform consolidation projects. The storage analyzer also helps companies optimize the use of their storage resources, saving thousands of dollars and reducing storage management costs almost immediately.

The addition of the storage analyzer component enables FastLane Consolidator to add value in all phases of a consolidation project -- from planning to consolidation to ongoing data management. Prior to consolidation, FastLane Consolidator 4.0 collects storage metrics on areas of interest such as servers, volumes, shares, printers and files. Administrators can then generate and view more than 35 pre-defined reports from their Web browser. Once a report is compiled, the administrator can take action directly from that report to recover wasted disk space attributed to unused, duplicate or inappropriate data, or rapidly create data migration projects.

"We are very pleased with the performance of FastLane Consolidator in our environment," said Jeff Baggs, manager, Operations and Capacity Planning for NAV CANADA, Canada's civil air navigation service provider. "FastLane Consolidator has helped us automate the migration of our data to new servers without impacting our production environment or user productivity."

Many organizations throughout the world have successfully used FastLane Consolidator to move terabytes of data to storage devices including SAN and NAS. FastLane Consolidator also supports Windows Powered NAS, an optimized file server with a range of storage capacity available through leading OEMs like HP, IBM and Iomega.

"By consolidating servers onto Windows-powered NAS, and the Windows Server family, companies are experiencing lower cost of ownership with higher availability and scalability. This is coupled with low per-gigabyte storage cost, simple network plug-and-play deployment, clustering and replication support," said Zane Adam, director of marketing for Microsoft's Enterprise Storage Division. "Tools like FastLane Consolidator help our customers achieve their ROI faster when using Windows Powered NAS."

FastLane Consolidator automates the entire migration process without impacting network performance and user productivity. The addition of the storage analyzer component for project planning and ongoing data administration makes it the most complete solution available today.

FastLane Consolidator is a component of Quest Software's Microsoft Infrastructure Management family of products designed to simplify management and optimize the performance of critical Microsoft environments including Windows, Exchange and Active Directory.

Organizations seeking to reduce their Windows storage cost of ownership can register for the Windows Storage Utilization Review, Quest's brief, no-cost consulting engagement that employs FastLane Consolidator to help them analyze their current storage environment. Visit for details or to register. Customers can see a live demo of FastLane Consolidator at the ongoing joint HP-Microsoft roadshow, traveling to ten cities across North America. For a complete schedule and additional information, visit:

Pricing and Availability

FastLane Consolidator is available now; contact Quest Software sales for pricing information at 1-800-306-9329. For additional information, please visit

About Quest Software, Inc.

Quest Software, Inc. is a leading provider of application management solutions. Quest provides customers with Application Confidence(sm) by delivering reliable software products to develop, deploy, manage and maintain enterprise applications without expensive downtime or business interruption. Targeting high availability, monitoring, database management and Microsoft infrastructure management, Quest products increase the performance and uptime of business-critical applications and enable IT professionals to achieve more with fewer resources. The company is headquartered in Irvine, Calif. and has offices around the globe. For more information on Quest Software visit

Quest and FastLane are registered trademarks, and Quest Software is a trademark of Quest Software, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Forward Looking Statements

This release may include predictions, estimates and other information that might be considered forward-looking statements, including statements concerning the availability and market acceptance of our new release of FastLane Consolidator. These statements are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ from those anticipated as a result of various factors, including the impact of economic conditions on our customers, variations in the size and timing of customer orders; competitive products and pricing; rapid technological change; risks associated with the development and market acceptance of new products; disruptions caused by acquisitions of companies and/or technologies including risks relating to integration of the combined companies; risks associated with international operations; and the need to attract and retain qualified personnel. For a discussion of these and other related risks, please refer to our recent SEC filings, including our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2002 . Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date thereof. We undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date thereof.


Quest Software, Inc.
Nicole Makos, 949/754-8536


Quest Software, Inc.
Nicole Makos, 949/754-8536