June 18, 2008 08:00 ET

Idera Counted Among Top Finalists for the 2008 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award in Data Management Solutions, Database Management

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - June 18, 2008) - Today, Idera, a leading provider of systems management tools for Windows, announced it has been selected as a finalist for the Microsoft Partner of the Year award in Data Management Solutions, Database Management.

"We are honored to be a finalist in the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards," said Rick Pleczko, President and CEO of Idera. "Our history has been in the database management space with SQL Server and as we expand to support other Microsoft technologies, we look forward to teaming up with Microsoft further to provide our customers with the expanded solution set they need."

Awards will be presented in a number of categories, with winners chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 entrants worldwide. The Data Management Solutions, Database Management Partner of the Year award recognizes exceptional partners who support customers with their mission-critical applications. The winning partner's solution will showcase how Microsoft SQL Server 2005 reduced application downtime, increased scalability and performance, and tightened security controls.

"Partners are critical to delivering rich business solutions and innovative excellence to customers," said Allison Watson, Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Partner Group, Microsoft. "Congratulations to the 2008 Partner Award winners who have each demonstrated innovation beyond measure and an unswerving commitment to delivering the highest levels of customer satisfaction. We look forward to these partners continuing to raise the bar in the design and deployment of customer solutions built on Microsoft technologies."

The goal at Idera is to provide products that dramatically reduce the complexity of database administration and increase the productivity of database administrators, enabling them to focus on higher value activities. Idera's products are easy to use and are designed to deploy in minutes yet scale to manage deployments with tens or hundreds of servers.

The Microsoft Partner Program Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered exceptional Microsoft-based solutions over the past year.

About Idera

Idera delivers a new generation of tools for proactively managing, administering, and securing the world's fastest growing database management system -- Microsoft SQL Server. Battle-proven and engineered for distributed enterprises, Idera's solutions help companies ensure database availability while also reducing tedious administrative tasks and expense. Idera's solutions include: Security and Compliance Management, Performance and Availability Management, Backup and Recovery, and Change and Configuration Management. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Idera's products are sold and supported directly and via authorized resellers and distributors around the globe. To learn more, please contact Idera at +1-713.523.4433 or visit

Idera is a division of BBS Technologies, Inc. Idera is a trademark or registered trademark 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.

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