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Whitepaper: Plexus Monitors Worldwide SQL Server Enterprise Using a PDA

by BBS TechnologiesJan 01, 2008

Plexus Industries provides custom electronic design, development, and manufacturing services for customers worldwide. For managing and delivering manufacturing information on time they need to be able to access customer data at all times. They needed a solution that would make it faster and easier for monitoring, managing and controlling SQL Servers without having to be at desk 24 x 7. By implementing Idera’s SQL mobile manager to help manage SQL Server worldwide using a simple Windows Mobile Devices. Now the DBA is alerted to SQL Server problems immediately and is able to take action to correct them.


Whitepaper: Premier Lease & Loan Services Gets SOX Compliant With Idera's SQL Compliance Manager

by BBS TechnologiesJan 01, 2008

In the insurance world auditing and compliance is a constant reality. Premier Lease and Loan Services is audited for Sarbanes Oxley compliance annually. They needed a solution that would ease Sarbanes Oxley compliance on their SQL Server databases - specifically by automating production data modifications, tracking changes, and delivering customized, accurate reporting necessary for Sarbanes Oxley audits. With Idera�s SQL compliance manager, Premier Lease and Loan Services has been able to automate production data modifications, significantly cut programming and administration time, and increase DBA productivity.


Whitepaper: Idera Helps PPG Industries Reduce SQL Server Backup Storage Costs by Over 70%

by BBS TechnologiesJan 01, 2008

PPG Industries is a global supplier of coatings, glass, fiber glass and chemicals. PPG’s Senior Database Analyst began having issues with database backups. Backups sometimes took five hours or more, exceeding the available window. PPG then implemented a single server compressed backup product, but quickly found that the solution as not enterprise-aware and was too expensive. PPG then switched to Idera SQLsafe. PPG is now using the product to process more than 3,400 backups per day. With SQLsafe, PPG has reduced the amount of storage required for SQL server backups by over 70%, saving close to 550 gigabytes per day.


Whitepaper: Idera and NetIQ Products Help 1-800-Flowers.com Keep Blooming

by BBS TechnologiesJan 01, 2008

1-800-Flowers provide a wide variety of gifts through its web site. It’s business relies on emotions. The IT organization is charged with delivering perfect availability of their customer-facing web site and high quality of service to their growing number of customers. The company site experiences huge usage spikes during major holidays. By using AppManager and SQLdm together helps the IT staff stay proactive. AppManager offers real-time monitoring and analysis while SQLdm is helpful in pinpointing problems and identifying resolutions for the backend SQL Server databases. It has helped to analyze trends so they can accurately project future requirements.


Whitepaper: IT Division of Sisters of St. Francis Health Services, Keep Mission-Critical Applications in Top Form

by BBS TechnologiesJan 01, 2008

The HP PolyServe Software for Microsoft SQL Server provides an enterprise platform for managing and consolidating SQL Server. As part of this utility model, robust high availability services are automatically available to all instances at all times. This localized availability allows protection against individual failures at multiple levels, including the SQL Server instance, individual hardware components, the physical server, or the infrastructure which is relied upon to maintain client connections. This paper from Hewlett-Packard describes the integration of these two technologies for providing the highest levels of localized consolidation, availability and management (HP PolyServe) with a trusted DR solution for data protection.


Whitepaper: Idera Helps American Fidelity Assurance Company Cut Database Administration Time 50%

by BBS TechnologiesJan 01, 2008

American Fidelity Assurance (AFA), a leading insurance provider. The company was struggling with a constant stream of new SQL Server applications, many of which had critical performance requirements. They needed a diagnostic and management tool that can track critical SQL Server performance parameters and deliver alerts to DataBase Administrators (DBAs) whenever a problem arises, allowing them to focus on proactive tasks rather than constantly monitoring for problems. By selecting Idera’s SQLdm it has delivered in-depth SQL Server performance monitoring and functionality to help with database administration, yet was extremely easy to configure and use.


Whitepaper: Money Management International Relies on Idera to Keep SQL Server Running in Top Form

by BBS TechnologiesJan 01, 2008

Money Management International (MMI) is the largest non-profit credit counseling organization in US. With MMI growth and the use of SQL Server has grown accordingly. Keeping SQL servers running smoothly and efficiently and managing a large and complicated job stream using native tools became a significant challenge for the DBA team. With implementation of Idera’s SQL tool, MMI now leverages Idera products to centrally monitor and manage the performance of all of their SQL Servers. Idera products have helped MMI to streamline and automate the scheduling of a complicated overnight job stream, have reduced administration effort and increased performance.


Whitepaper: National Opinion Research Center Saves Over 200% on SQL Server Management and Administration With Idera

by BBS TechnologiesJan 01, 2008

The National Opinion Research Center (NORC), a national research organization specializing in complex surveys, data collection, and empirical analyses. The application that NORC uses to collect data for research projects runs on SQL Server. Company needed a more structured, centralized management system. Company SQL Server needed monitoring solution that was effective but also affordable. SQL diagnostic manager watches their SQL Servers 24 x 7 and gives them complete visibility into their health and performance. With SQL diagnostic manager on the job, Company can focus on improving processes and infrastructure.


Whitepaper: Idera Helps California Department of Health Keep SQL Servers Running Strong

by BBS TechnologiesJan 01, 2008

DBA at the California Department of Health and his team faced the challenge of maintaining the health of 35+ SQL Servers that serve as the backend to several healthcare applications. With help of Idera’s tool i.e. is Idera’s SQL diagnostic manager California Department OF Health is able to diagnose and resolve SQL Server problems in a fraction of the time. By implementing Idera’s SQL diagnostic manager the company gets detailed information about the performance and health of the SQL Servers, along with an incredible base of historical information, so that one can easily research issues that occurred in the past.


Whitepaper: Ancoris Extends SQL Server Monitoring With Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 Using Idera SQL Diagnostic Manager

by BBS TechnologiesJan 01, 2008

Ancoris is a specialist integrator of systems and security management solutions. The experience with MOM is unparalleled in the UK. Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) 2005 and Idera’s Microsoft Operations Manager (SQLdm) are key products for managing SQL Server production operations. Together, the products shorten the time to correct application performance problems by quickly identifying the issue, notifying an expert, then providing the tools needed to diagnose and fix the problem in a timely manner. Ancoris services integrate MOM 2005 and SQLdm together to enhance the production operations of SQL Server.