February 24, 2009 08:00 ET

Idera Updates Industry Leading SQL Server Defragmentation Solution

Adds Intelligent Defrag Scheduling, Automation and Alerting in SQL Defrag Manager 2.5

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - February 24, 2009) - Idera, a leading provider of management and administration solutions for Microsoft Windows Servers, today announced a new version of SQL defrag manager™. SQL defrag manager 2.5 is the only SQL Server defragmentation solution in the industry that automates the time-consuming process of pinpointing and eliminating fragmentation "hot spots," taking action to defragment automatically or on demand.

"SQL defrag manager version 2.5 gives me the ability to quickly analyze index fragmentation and automatically schedule the defrag operation. The resource check feature gives me a proactive intelligence option that measures the utilization of key system metrics to ensure it's safe to run the defrag job," said a senior database administrator (DBA) using Idera's SQL defrag manager at a government agency. "Also, the alerting feature gives me improved visibility and awareness, proactively and reactively. This tool is a must have for any SQL Server DBA."

SQL Server DBAs are tasked with maintaining the high availability and performance of the servers in their environment. Factors that dramatically affect SQL Server performance are unsorted indexes and index page fragmentation. SQL defrag manager provides DBAs with the ability to completely automate the database defragmentation process, eliminating performance bottlenecks and saving a significant amount of database administration work.

Key Features in SQL defrag manager 2.5 include:

--  Intelligent, Resource Driven Scheduling -- Monitors key system
    performance metrics and system resource utilization to ensure that it is
    safe to perform the defrag operation.
--  Alerting -- Monitors system policies and alerts on defragmentation
    success, failure, or delay due to resource usage.
--  Alert History -- View a history of "resource check" and policy
    execution data, for reporting and troubleshooting.
--  SQL Server 2008 support -- Provides full support for SQL Server 2008,
    2005 and 2000.

"SQL defrag manager provides DBAs with an unparalleled level of automation enabling database administrators to 'set it and forget it,'" said Rick Pleczko, President and CEO of Idera. "These capabilities ensure that SQL Server performance is not eroded by fragmentation, saving countless hours of administrator time."

About Idera

Idera delivers a new generation of tools for managing, administering, and securing Microsoft Windows Servers. Idera's products help companies ensure server performance and availability and reduce administrative overhead and expense. Idera provides solutions for SQL Server, SharePoint, PowerShell and Microsoft Dynamics Servers. 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. SQL defrag manager and Idera 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.

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