StorageQuest Appoints Data Distributing as its Healthcare Market Distributor

StorageQuest Appoints Data Distributing as its Healthcare Market Distributor

Partnership Strengthens StorageQuest’s Presence in Healthcare and Medical Imaging Storage Solutions

Ottawa, Canada – July 26, 2005 – StorageQuest Inc., the leader in network attached optical storage management, today announced it has partnered with Data Distributing LLC a value added distributor with 20 years of experience in the medical imaging industry, to distribute its line of MSM 150 storage management appliances. The MSM 150 is a new and innovative open system-based solution that simplifies how businesses acquire, deploy and manage archival information.

“StorageQuest is very pleased to announce it has formed a partnership with Data Distributing after many months of searching for the right partner to represent our networked based archival solutions in the Healthcare market. With more than 20 years of delivering storage solution to the Healthcare market, Data Distributing’s extensive expertise in solutions for archival storage, based upon optical technology, clearly placed them at the top of our list as the best partner to represent our company and products,” said Fred Bedard, StorageQuest’s Vice President of Sale & Marketing. “Data Distributing existing product portfolio of complementary technology is perfectly aligned with our MSM 150 appliance which will enable them to bring state-of-the-art network attached archival solutions to meet the growing PACS, Medical Imaging and ILM (Information Lifecycle Management) requirements within the Healthcare marketplace.”

“The Healthcare industry is a leading implementer of archival storage solutions for patient records and medical images. Established industry standards like PACS (Picture Archival and Communication System) and regulatory requirements such as HIPAA are driving the requirements for open archival solutions which are network attached. StorageQuest has delivered an optical archive appliance, capable of managing data from; Windows, Linux, UNIX and MAC OS X systems and archiving it in an open standard, compliant environment. With the inclusion of FTP, this is truly a unique, secure storage appliance” said Nancy Fisher, President & CEO of Data Distributing. “We believe the solution will allow simpler deployments of optical archive solutions, and reduce the cost-resistance often encountered with standard server and library management software based solutions; Fisher continued. We can truly expect to see “plug ‘n’ play” archive storage applications as well as much shorter installation and deployment times. We are delighted to work with StorageQuest representing them in the Healthcare Marketplace.”

About StorageQuest

Since its inception in 1998, StorageQuest has pioneered technology, product, and open solutions that continue to drive the evolution of Net-attached optical storage. StorageQuest storage solutions include: Network attached appliances, storage management software, and services that provide seamless storage management for open network environments. StorageQuest, Inc. is headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,

About Data Distributing

Founded in 1984, Data Distributing LLC, has earned praise and respect, providing a broad range of cost effective DICOM, PACS, media and archival solutions. Headquartered in California, Data Distributing delivers aggressively-priced, leading-edge technology to customers throughout the world. Service. Storage. Solutions. – Data Distributing, LLC. Additional information may be found at: