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Idera Teams with NEC Solutions America, Emulex and Texas Memory Systems to set new performance record for SQL Server 2005 backup and recovery

Achieve backup speeds greater than 4.5 Terabytes per hour using "off the shelf" technologies

February 28, 2006 -- Houston, TX - Idera, a leading provider of management and administration solutions for Microsoft SQL Server, announced today it has teamed with NEC Solutions (America), Inc., a premier provider of integrated solutions for the Connected Enterprise in North America, Emulex Corporation, the most trusted name in storage networking connectivity, and Texas Memory Systems, maker of the World's Fastest Storage,® to set a new speed record for SQL Server 2005 backup and recovery. Using "off the shelf" technologies available today to any data center customer. The companies achieved backup speeds in excess of 4.5 terabytes per hour and restores speeds in excess of 2.3 terabytes per hour. These metrics reflect a more than 20% and 75% performance increases, respectively, over previously documented benchmarks for SQL Server backup and recovery.

"With the rapid adoption of SQL Server 2005 in the enterprise, it is critical that organizations have a proven, powerful, backup and recovery solution like SQLsafe that scales to meet the needs of their mission-critical applications." said Rick Pleczko, president and CEO at Idera. "We are extremely pleased to partner with thought leaders like NEC, Emulex and Texas Memory Systems to demonstrate the capabilities of our technology."

"We're extremely impressed with the results of this benchmark," said Woody Hutsell, Executive Vice President, Texas Memory Systems. "In fact, we strongly feel that we could have reached even greater speeds. Regardless, this benchmark provides us with further proof the RamSan is truly the world's fastest storage solution."

"The superior results of this benchmark support NEC's ability to consistently deliver industry-leading high-performance computing solutions for SQL Server environments," said Larry Sheffield, executive vice president of Solutions Platform Group at NEC Solutions America. "These results help prove that the NEC Express5800/1320Xe Itanium 2-based server running Idera SQLsafe achieves top performance in SQL Server backup and recovery, exemplifying the performance capabilities these solutions bring to customers. Since this test was run on a 16-way system, our next goal will be to see even more speed using our 32-way system."

"This ground-breaking new benchmark fully validates the superior performance and quality of Emulex 4Gb/s HBAs within SQL Server environments," said Mike Smith, executive vice president of worldwide marketing, Emulex Corporation. "Leveraging Emulex HBAs in this test also reinforces why the world's largest, mission-critical enterprises trust and rely upon Emulex for SAN connectivity."

This performance record in SQL Server backup and recovery was set using the following:

  • Intel Itanium 2 Processors
  • NEC Express5800/1320Xe
  • Emulex LightPulse® 4Gb/s LP11000 HBAs
  • Texas Memory Systems RamSan-400
  • Idera SQLsafe v3.0
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Windows 2003 Datacenter Edition

About Idera
Idera delivers a new generation of tools for managing and administering the world's fastest growing database management system - Microsoft SQL Server. Battle-proven and engineered for the enterprise, Idera's solutions include: Auditing and Compliance, Backup and Recovery, Web-based Administration, Job Management, Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics, Configuration Management, and Data Migration and Transformation. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Idera's products are sold and supported directly and via authorized resellers and distributors around the globe. For more information, please visit

About Texas Memory Systems
Texas Memory Systems ( manufactures the World's Fastest Storage® and is the market leader in solid state disk technology. Their RamSan line of solid state storage is used to accelerate enterprise applications like OLTP databases, batch processes, and data warehouses, modeling and video editing up to 2500%. Founded in 1978, they sell direct to large enterprise and government organizations. They also sell through OEM and reseller partners.

About NEC Solutions America
NEC Solutions (America), Inc. is a premier provider of integrated solutions for the Connected Enterprise in North America. As an affiliate of NEC Corporation (NASDAQ: NIPNY) (FTSE: 6701q.1), NEC Solutions America taps into a global resource network to help clients leverage technology to achieve a competitive edge. From corporate performance management and biometric security solutions to digital cinema and in-theatre advertising systems,visual displays and server solutions, the expertise is delivered with the personal attention needed to address individual situations. With headquarters in Rancho Cordova, California, NEC Solutions America serves a wide range of markets, including the health care and public safety, financial services, cinema, retail and manufacturing markets. Information regarding NEC Solutions America can be found at

About Emulex
Emulex Corporation is the most trusted name in storage networking connectivity, with solutions spanning host bus adapters, embedded storage switches, I/O controllers and SAN Storage Switches. Emulex ranked number 19 in the Deloitte 2005 Technology Fast 50 and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:ELX). Corporate headquarters are located in Costa Mesa, California. News releases and other information about Emulex Corporation are available at

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