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Quest Software Delivers Enhanced Monitoring and Management for Windows Azure-based Applications



  Quest Software Delivers Enhanced Monitoring and Management for Windows
  Azure-based Applications

  * Windows Azure developers can now optimize Windows Azure-based application
    performance while ensuring operational budget integrity

Business Wire

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- November 28, 2012

Quest Software, Inc. (now part of Dell) today announced the general
availability of Foglight® for Windows® Azure Applications, as well as beta
availability of Foglight for Cloud Cost Management. Both are available
immediately via the new Foglight On-Demand platform. This enhanced product
offering, together with a new, currently free, cost management tool, enables
developers to easily optimize the performance of applications built on the
Windows Azure platform.

News Facts:

  * Foglight for Windows Azure Applications - Now generally available,
    Foglight for Windows Azure Applications is a quick-to-deploy diagnostic
    and monitoring solution that helps assure the performance and availability
    of applications built on the Windows Azure platform. In addition, the
    solution provides real-time data on the health of the application,
    together with actual end-user experience measurements. Specifically,
    Foglight for Windows Azure Applications provides developers and DevOps
    specialists with these benefits:

       * Quality of Service insight enables a deeper understanding of the
         application’s performance quality, especially when it is performing
         less optimally than intended.
       * Synthetic availability testing ensures 24/7 application availability
         by combining actual website page load times with internal Azure
         application performance assurance data to ensure a complete view of
         all aspects of the application service delivery. With this
         information, developers can quickly identify and resolve performance
         issues no matter where they originate.
       * Real user monitoring enables developers and DevOps specialists to
         determine how many visitors the application is supporting, where
         users are coming from, and what browsers/devices they are using, so
         they can tailor and improve appeal accordingly.
       * Transaction analysis provides the capability to track which
         transactions take longest, which are the most common, which consume
         the most time overall, and which have the greatest negative impact on
         a user’s experience. This enables developers to pinpoint where to
         focus efforts to improve the user experience.
       * Application and infrastructure health enables developers to identify
         problems with the Azure infrastructure or the application, and
         receive warnings if there are issues that have the potential to
         affect end users. In addition, developers also can receive alerts on
         issues that already are impacting end users.

  * Foglight for Cloud Cost Management – Available as a beta today, this new,
    currently free, billing and usage management tool analyzes Windows Azure
    accounts to help identify and minimize waste. The product drills into
    subscription data to provide a detailed view of resource utilization that
    can be interpreted to show exactly where expenses originate in the cloud.
    By plugging into an organization’s Windows Azure account, customers using
    the product can slice and dice billing detail within the application for
    customized reporting and project mapping. Specifically, the product
    provides:

       * Increased insight into billing
       * Features that enable developers to manage and forecast expenses
       * The ability to manage multiple Windows Azure accounts

Through a partnership with Satory Global, a consulting firm recognized as a
Microsoft Azure Circle West Region partner of the year, Quest also offers
developers planning and architecture assistance for future Azure applications,
as well as migration services to efficiently move an application from
on-premises to the cloud, or to build the application directly in the cloud.

Quotes:

Steve Rosenberg, general manager, Performance Monitoring Business Unit, Quest
Software

“The enhanced functionality in Foglight for Windows Azure Applications and the
accompanying new and free tools open the door for Quest to provide valuable
services at a nominal price to small- and mid-sized organizations that are
leveraging Azure today. For large enterprises, these new solutions provide the
assurance that when they are ready to leverage cloud platforms, or look to use
SaaS-based application performance monitoring (APM), Quest will be there to
support them.”

Anne Isaacs, CEO, Satory Global

“As Microsoft continues to extend Azure’s functionality and versatility, our
clients recognize Foglight for Windows Azure Applications to be a valuable
tool to manage and monitor applications hosted either entirely in Azure, or in
hybrid environments.”

Supporting Resources:

  * Quest Software, Inc.: http://www.quest.com/
  * More Quest news: http://www.quest.com/newsroom/
  * Satory Global: http://www.satory.com/SitePages/Welcome.aspx
  * Quest Foglight for Windows Azure Applications:
    http://www.foglight-on-demand.com/en/appPerformance/guided-tour.html
  * Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/foglight
  * Facebook: http://www.quest.com/facebook
  * LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/
  * Quest TV: http://www.quest.com/tv/

About Quest Software (now a part of Dell)

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative
technology and services that give them the power to do more. Quest, now a part
of Dell’s Software Group, provides simple and innovative IT management
solutions that enable more than 100,000 global customers to save time and
money across physical and virtual environments. Quest products solve complex
IT challenges ranging from database management, data protection, identity and
access management, monitoring, user workspace management to Windows
management. For more information, visit http://www.quest.com or
http://www.dell.com.

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Dell is a trademark of Dell Inc. Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in
the marks and names of others.

Quest, Quest Software, Foglight, and the Quest logo are trademarks or
registered trademarks of Quest Software in the United States and certain other
countries. All other names mentioned herein may be trademarks of their
respective owners.

Contact:

Dell Software/Quest
Kelly O’Dwyer-Manuel
(613) 270-1533
kelly_odwyer-manuel@Dell.com
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