October 19, 2009 12:30 ET

Idera Announces SharePoint backup 2.5

Adds Alerts, Management of Multiple Farms From Single Console, Load Balancing, Fault Tolerance and Automatic Grooming

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - October 19, 2009) - In booths #811 and #813 at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009, Idera, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and leading provider of management and administration solutions for Microsoft SharePoint Server, today announced Idera SharePoint backup™ 2.5. Idera SharePoint backup ensures the safety and integrity of vital SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint 2010 content by automating the backup and recovery process and enabling granular recovery from site collections down to sites, list items and documents.

Key features in version 2.5 include:

--  Automated alerting on backup and restore success or failure, fault
    tolerant failover, low disk space conditions and more
--  Manage multiple SharePoint farm backup from a single console
--  Backup server load balancing
--  Fault tolerant operation in the event of a network or server outage
--  Automatic grooming of expired backup files to optimize storage

"Idera's commitment to customers using the SharePoint platform continues with this latest version of Idera SharePoint backup 2.5," said Kathleen Winder, SharePoint Director of Partner Marketing, Microsoft Corp. "Because companies use SharePoint 2010 to store, communicate and collaborate on critical documents, backup and recovery is an essential function."

Idera SharePoint backup is one tool in Idera's growing portfolio of products for SharePoint management and administration. With the rapid proliferation of SharePoint, many administrators are not SharePoint management experts, leaving gaps in knowledge that Idera's easy-to-use solutions can fill. Idera also offers the SharePoint admin toolset™, essential tools for SharePoint security, performance, site and server administration, as well as SharePoint Performance Monitor™, a free SharePoint performance monitoring tool.

"This new version of SharePoint backup adds new features specifically requested by our customers who need increased automation and assurance that backup and restore functions run smoothly," said Rick Pleczko, President and CEO of Idera. "We are also looking forward to adding support for the highly anticipated new functionality in SharePoint 2010."

Today, Idera also announced the acquisition of the Sonar performance management product from Binary Wave and a new SharePoint Technical Advisory Board at the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009. See the related press releases here

Pricing and Availability

Idera's SharePoint backup 2.5 will be available by the end of the calendar year at $1495 per server.

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

Idera is a division of BBS Technologies, Inc. Idera, SharePoint backup, SharePoint admin toolset and SharePoint Performance Monitor are trademarks or registered trademarks of BBS Technologies, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other company and product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Contact Information

  • Press and Analyst contact:
    Carrie Ward
    PR for Idera
    +1 832-407-5347
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