Idera Introduces ACE Program for SQL Server

Idera Advisors and Community Educators Program Supports the SQL Server Community by Sponsoring Members in Speaking Engagements

HOUSTON – JUNE 7, 2011 - Idera, a leading provider of Microsoft SQL Server management and administration solutions, today announced the Idera Advisors and Community Educators (ACE) program, a unique program in which Idera will help active members of the SQL Server community share their knowledge by sponsoring their travel to a variety of SQL Server conferences and events. ACE program members will also provide their real-world perspective to the Idera SQL Server product development team during twice annual visits to the Idera offices for product information and feedback sessions.

“We are excited to introduce six members of the SQL Server community who have joined us as founding members of the ACE program,” said Heather Sullivan, Director of SQL Server Products at Idera. “We look forward to supporting these SQL Server experts with their community outreach and educational activities.”

The founding members of the Idera ACE program are:

  • Mitchell Bottel
  • Wes Brown
  • Robert L Davis
  • Aaron Nelson
  • Wendy Pastrick
  • Andy Warren

“With the financial and marketing support of the Idera ACE program, SQL Server experts who have been more or less restricted to their local area user groups can expand their reach and share their expertise with the broader community,” said Warren, SQL Server MVP, consultant and co-organizer of the ACE program. “Idera has been a great partner as we worked together to kick off the ACE program, and I’m eager to see the fruits of our labor as my fellow ACEs influence and educate the SQL Server community.”

To find out more about the Idera ACE program, visit

About Mitchell Bottel

Mitchell Bottel is a senior database administrator with 11 years of IT experience, focusing on SQL Server for the last seven years with an emphasis on database administration and high availability solutions. He has authored blog posts on the SQLServerPerfomance website and written White Papers on using Dynamic Management Views. Mitch can be found on his blog and on Twitter @sacsqldude

About Wes Brown

Wes Brown is a database administrator consultant who has over 10 years of experience with SQL Server focusing on high availability, disaster recovery and high transaction implementations. He is active in the SQL Server community by serving on the PASS Summit committee, coordinating the Austin, TX PASS chapter CACTUSS, and establishing the San Antonio PASS chapter SALSSA. Wes posts technical content on SQL Server at and can be found on Twitter @wesbrownsql.

About Robert L Davis

Robert L Davis is a senior database administrator and technical lead with over 11 years experience with SQL Server, including expertise in high availability, disaster recovery, performance tuning and data architecture. He is a speaker and trainer as well as a writer for SQL Server Magazine and co-authored “Pro SQL Server 2008 Mirroring” (Apress). Robert blogs at and can be found on Twitter @sqlsoldier.

About Aaron Nelson

Aaron is a senior SQL Server architect with over 10 years experience in architecture, business intelligence, development, and performance tuning of SQL Server. His SQL Server community activity includes running the APPDev virtual chapter of PASS, volunteering for the AtlantaMDF PASS chapter and helping organize the Atlanta SQLSaturday and the PowerShell user group. Aaron can be found on his blog at and on Twitter @sqlvariant.

About Wendy Pastrick

Wendy is a database administrator with over 10 years experience with SQL Server administration and development support, focusing on high availability solutions including replication, log shipping and mirroring. Wendy is active in the SQL Server community as a user group and SQLSaturday coordinator, SQL PASS volunteer, and SSWUG presenter. Wendy blogs about SQL Server at can be found on Twitter at @wendy_dance.

About Andy Warren

Andy Warren is a SQL Server MVP, consultant, trainer, blogger, and creator of the SQLSaturday franchise. He is the past-President of the Orlando SQL Server user group and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of PASS, and was a founding partner in Andy blogs at, and can be found on Twitter @sqlandy.

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 9,000 customers worldwide. To learn more, please contact Idera at +1-713.523.4433 or visit


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