Idera SQL Server Backup Recovery Solutions Now Offer Increased Management Options Faster Performance

Metropolitan Telecommunications Says SQL safe and SQL virtual database Improve Management of Backup Operations, Save Time

 HOUSTON – August 2, 2010 – Idera, a leading provider of Microsoft SQL Server management and administration tools, today announced the latest version of its SQL Server backup and recovery solutions: SQL safe 6.4, SQL safe lite 6.4 and SQL virtual database 1.4.

Idera’s award-winning SQL Server database backup and recovery solution, SQL safe, helps Database Administrators (DBAs) increase backup compression up to 95% and is at least 50% faster than native SQL backups. Users can reduce disaster recovery stress with ‘right click and restore’ functionality – eliminating lengthy, multi-step wizards.  The latest version also enables DBAs to increase productivity by:

  • Managing an organization’s entire network of SQL Server backups, across trusted and non-trusted domains

  • Easily re-executing previous backup operations by choosing to re-run a single failed policy job or re-running the whole policy

  • Verifying backup files directly from the SQL safe Management Console

  • Grooming backup files and marking Tivoli Storage Manager backups as inactive

“With SQL safe, we have one place we can go to manage our backup and recovery operations and see if things are performing the way they should be,” said Chad Markle, Senior DBA at Metropolitan Telecommunications, an integrated communications provider to more than 5,000 businesses across the U.S. “Also, SQL virtual database allows us to simply attach any log backups and within a few minutes, I’m accessing the data in the backup files.”

SQL safe lite gives DBAs a high-performance compression engine that provides up to 95% compression and a scriptable interface at a very low price. The latest version supports SQL Server 2008 R2 and Windows 2008 R2.

SQL virtual database 1.4, Idera’s one-of-a-kind solution that allows backup files to look and act just like a real SQL Server database, now creates and queries virtual databases even faster. With SQL virtual database, users can run queries, insert and delete data, run reports and perform resource-intensive checks like index fragmentation and database integrity against SQL Server database backup files.

“Our primary goal is to relieve our customers of important, but often time-consuming and tedious tasks,” said Rick Pleczko, President and CEO of Idera. “We are doing just that by making our SQL safe and SQL virtual database features and functionality richer and even easier to use."

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 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


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