Metropolitan Telecommunications Conquers SQL Server Log Shipping with Idera SQL safe

Idera SQL virtual database Also Accelerates, Simplifies Data Recovery

HOUSTON – August 2, 2010 – Idera, a leading provider of Microsoft SQL Server managemetn and administration solutions, today announced that Metropolitan Telecommunications (MetTel) chose Idera SQL safe™ and SQL virtual database™ to easily create, manage and monitor backup and log shipping jobs, as well as recover lost data.

MetTel is an integrated communications provider offering a portfolio of local, long distance, cellular, business, and data services, including Internet access and VoIP solutions, to more than 5,000 small- to medium-size businesses across the United States.

MetTel’s Senior SQL Server Database Administrator Chad Markle chose Idera’s SQL safe for the centralized console, scalability and economical pricing and licensing, but also has been impressed with its backup speed.

“With data recovery now being done across the network, it has saved us a lot of time and space, allowing us to make better use of those secondary servers and handle more SQL Server instances,” Markle said. “From a speed standpoint, I have fewer re-tries doing log shipping restores with SQL safe.”

Markle also selected Idera SQL virtual database to turn MetTel’s backup files into a virtual database to quickly and easily restore data. He was also able to use it to repurpose older, slower servers for testing.

“Now it’s simply a matter of me attaching any log backups and within a few minutes I’m accessing the data in the database. It went from taking me hours to minutes,” Markle said. “Also, I’ve used SQL virtual database as a poor-man’s development environment. I can test new procedures and codes without having a fully dedicated test environment for all my different SQL Server instances.”

About Idera SQL safe
Idera SQL safe backup provides a high-performance SQL backup and recovery solution for Microsoft SQL Server. SQL safe backup saves money by reducing database backup time by up to 50 percent over native backups and reducing backup disk space requirements by up to 95 percent. From implementations with tens of SQL servers to enterprises with hundreds of servers spread around the globe, SQL safe backup is the only SQL backup and recovery solution that scales to meet the challenge.

About Idera SQL virtual database
Idera SQL virtual database is a powerful, new one-of-a-kind solution that lets DBAs attach SQL Server backup files and query them just like they were real databases! Its revolutionary, patent-pending technology allows DBAs to gain instant-access to critical data in a backup file without wasting the time or storage necessary to restore the database. Just attach the backup file, and use any native SQL Server or third party tools to query and extract the data you need.

About Metropolitan Telecommunications
MetTel - Metropolitan Telecommunications – is an integrated communications provider offering a portfolio of local, long distance, cellular, business, and data services, including Internet access and VoIP solutions, to more than 5,000 small- to medium-size businesses across the United States. MetTel’s 160 employees specialize in providing consolidated billing so services can be aggregated for those businesses with multiple locations, such as retail chains, banks and financial services, hospital and healthcare organizations.

About Idera
Idera provides tools for Microsoft SQL Server, SharePoint and PowerShell management and administration. Our products provide solutions for performance monitoring, backup and recovery, security and auditing, migration and PowerShell scripting. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Idera is a Microsoft Gold Partner and has over 7,000 customers worldwide. To learn more, please contact Idera at +1-713.523.4433 or visit www.idera.com.

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