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MPG Announces Partnership with International Data Corporation

Boulder, CO, July 21, 2011 - Midrange Performance Group (MPG) announced today the formation of a partnership with International Data Corporation (IDC). MPG will license and embed IDC's Qualified Performance Indicator™ (QPI™) into its Power Navigator® product, providing systems administrators and sales professionals with the ability to model server workloads across various manufacturers' server platforms.

Detailed information regarding IDC's QPI can be found at www.idc.com/qpi. Using the underlying indication of relative server performance built into QPI, MPG will assist users in modeling specific server workloads, or the consolidation of many server workloads, on other server hardware offered by different manufacturers.

"MPG will be able to assist users in modeling a 'What-If' view of a specific server workload (or consolidation of several server workloads), as if they were executing on various servers or models," said Randy Watson, president at MPG. "Power Navigator equipped with QPI will enable instant analysis of how the performance of a 'Brand A' server workload will look on 'Brand B.'"

This important relationship between MPG and IDC will enable MPG's Business Partners to show their clients their own, specific workloads, modeled to various server options, with the confidence that such a technology change will actually work successfully.

"We are excited to see companies like MPG leverage IDC's industry-standard server performance indicator, QPI," said Dave Reinsel, Group Vice President at IDC. "MPG provides a valuable service in helping IT managers plan for server migration or consolidation, and QPI plays a strategic role in informing those decisions."

Server workloads are automatically collected with Power Navigator on systems running AIX, Oracle Solaris, HPUX, and Linux (all platforms). Power Navigator Powered by QPI is available immediately.

In addition to capacity planning, Power Navigator can automate the production of reports and graphs for management on a schedule basis. Power Navigator's Window component can be downloaded from www.mpginc.com. The user will be prompted to install the free host code call PN/Unix. Users can email support@mpginc.com for a free temporary key code and web walk through of the product.

Contacts
For more information about IDC's Qualified Performance Indicator™ (QPI™), please visit www.idc.com/qpi or contact Brian Clarke (bclarke@idc.com) or Ken Hoyt (khoyt@idc.com).

For more information about MPG's Power Navigator® product, please visit www.mpginc.com or contact Randy Watson (rwatson@mpginc.com).

About IDC
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1000 IDC analysts provide global, regional and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For more than 47 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company.

About MPG
Midrange Performance Group®, Inc. (MPG) is a recognized industry expert in capacity planning and performance measurement for midrange and enterprise class servers. Dedicated to helping their customers get the most from their IT investment, MPG has assisted a wide variety of businesses and organizations to manage the cost and improve the performance of their hardware and software systems.

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