Canadian Pacific Railway Selects Quest Software's SharePlex(R) To Improve Operations and Customer Service

Apr 02, 2001, 01:00 ET from Quest Software, Inc.

    IRVINE, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Software, Inc.,
 (Nasdaq: QSFT) a leading provider of application management solutions, today
 announced that Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), one of the largest railway
 systems in North America, has selected Quest's SharePlex(R) for Oracle high
 availability solution.  SharePlex will help ensure the availability of CPR's
 central data server, which houses critical operational data, including train
 locations, routes and delivery times.
     "In order to maintain service to our customers and keep business running
 on schedule, we cannot tolerate downtime," said Tim Riley, systems integration
 architect at Canadian Pacific Railway.  "We chose SharePlex specifically for
 its ability to help maintain database and application availability in our
 dynamically changing environment."
     SharePlex is designed to replicate large volumes of database activity over
 local area networks or wide area networks and provide usable Oracle instances
 around-the-clock.
     "We have a large database, in which approximately 40 gig of information
 changes daily.  With SharePlex, those changes are applied to the replica of
 our central database in real time; on a weekly basis we switch users to the
 replicated copy.  Now that we have SharePlex running, a typical outage due to
 application or infrastructure maintenance has been reduced from approximately
 eight hours to three minutes.  Additionally, total monthly outages have been
 reduced from an average of 19 hours to less than 30 minutes.  We can be
 proactive in dealing with change," Riley added.
     SharePlex's advanced performance characteristics, such as real-time
 replication, low-overhead design and the versatility to replicate between
 different versions of Oracle also played a key role in CPR's selection of
 SharePlex.
     SharePlex uses an innovative log-based replication technology to provide
 database and system administrators with the ability to switch users over to an
 identical replicated database in the event of an outage without waiting for a
 disaster recovery response.  It achieves this using minimal system and network
 resources, which makes SharePlex ideal for businesses that are required to
 maintain continuous uptime.
     SharePlex is one component of Quest Software's High Availability Suite,
 which helps enable 24x7 availability and optimal performance of
 mission-critical enterprise applications.
 
     About Canadian Pacific Railway
     Canadian Pacific Railway provides rail and intermodal freight
 transportation services coast to coast over a 14,000-mile network extending
 from Montreal to Vancouver, and throughout the U.S. Midwest and Northeast.
 Serving ports on the east and west coasts, CPR links North America with
 European and Pacific Rim markets and is a leading carrier in the intermodal
 industry.  Commercial alliances with other carriers extend CPR's market reach
 across Mexico, the U.S. and Canada.
     Canadian Pacific Railway is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Pacific
 Limited, a diversified operating company active in transportation, energy and
 hotels.  The Canadian Pacific group of companies includes Canadian Pacific
 Railway, CP Ships, PanCanadian Petroleum, Fording and Canadian Pacific Hotels
 & Resorts.  Canadian Pacific's shares are listed on the Toronto and New York
 stock exchanges under the symbol "CP".
 
     About Quest Software, Inc.
     Quest Software is a leading provider of application management solutions
 designed to maintain the integrity of mission-critical business transactions
 and maximize 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.  Based in Irvine,
 Calif., Quest Software has offices worldwide and over 1,600 employees.  For
 more information, visit www.quest.com.
 
     SharePlex is a registered trademark of Quest Software, Inc.  All other
 trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.
 
     For further information, please contact: Editorial, Nicole Makos of Quest
 Software, Inc., 949-754-8536, nicole.makos@quest.com
 
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000920/QSFTLOGO )
 
 

SOURCE Quest Software, Inc.
    IRVINE, Calif., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Quest Software, Inc.,
 (Nasdaq: QSFT) a leading provider of application management solutions, today
 announced that Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), one of the largest railway
 systems in North America, has selected Quest's SharePlex(R) for Oracle high
 availability solution.  SharePlex will help ensure the availability of CPR's
 central data server, which houses critical operational data, including train
 locations, routes and delivery times.
     "In order to maintain service to our customers and keep business running
 on schedule, we cannot tolerate downtime," said Tim Riley, systems integration
 architect at Canadian Pacific Railway.  "We chose SharePlex specifically for
 its ability to help maintain database and application availability in our
 dynamically changing environment."
     SharePlex is designed to replicate large volumes of database activity over
 local area networks or wide area networks and provide usable Oracle instances
 around-the-clock.
     "We have a large database, in which approximately 40 gig of information
 changes daily.  With SharePlex, those changes are applied to the replica of
 our central database in real time; on a weekly basis we switch users to the
 replicated copy.  Now that we have SharePlex running, a typical outage due to
 application or infrastructure maintenance has been reduced from approximately
 eight hours to three minutes.  Additionally, total monthly outages have been
 reduced from an average of 19 hours to less than 30 minutes.  We can be
 proactive in dealing with change," Riley added.
     SharePlex's advanced performance characteristics, such as real-time
 replication, low-overhead design and the versatility to replicate between
 different versions of Oracle also played a key role in CPR's selection of
 SharePlex.
     SharePlex uses an innovative log-based replication technology to provide
 database and system administrators with the ability to switch users over to an
 identical replicated database in the event of an outage without waiting for a
 disaster recovery response.  It achieves this using minimal system and network
 resources, which makes SharePlex ideal for businesses that are required to
 maintain continuous uptime.
     SharePlex is one component of Quest Software's High Availability Suite,
 which helps enable 24x7 availability and optimal performance of
 mission-critical enterprise applications.
 
     About Canadian Pacific Railway
     Canadian Pacific Railway provides rail and intermodal freight
 transportation services coast to coast over a 14,000-mile network extending
 from Montreal to Vancouver, and throughout the U.S. Midwest and Northeast.
 Serving ports on the east and west coasts, CPR links North America with
 European and Pacific Rim markets and is a leading carrier in the intermodal
 industry.  Commercial alliances with other carriers extend CPR's market reach
 across Mexico, the U.S. and Canada.
     Canadian Pacific Railway is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canadian Pacific
 Limited, a diversified operating company active in transportation, energy and
 hotels.  The Canadian Pacific group of companies includes Canadian Pacific
 Railway, CP Ships, PanCanadian Petroleum, Fording and Canadian Pacific Hotels
 & Resorts.  Canadian Pacific's shares are listed on the Toronto and New York
 stock exchanges under the symbol "CP".
 
     About Quest Software, Inc.
     Quest Software is a leading provider of application management solutions
 designed to maintain the integrity of mission-critical business transactions
 and maximize 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.  Based in Irvine,
 Calif., Quest Software has offices worldwide and over 1,600 employees.  For
 more information, visit www.quest.com.
 
     SharePlex is a registered trademark of Quest Software, Inc.  All other
 trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.
 
     For further information, please contact: Editorial, Nicole Makos of Quest
 Software, Inc., 949-754-8536, nicole.makos@quest.com
 
     (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20000920/QSFTLOGO )
 
 SOURCE  Quest Software, Inc.