(Gawkwire) – Idera, a leading provider of server and application management solutions for Windows and Linux, today announced a new webcast in the “Secrets of SQL Server” series titled “Introduction to SQL Azure.” The webcast will air June 13, 2012 at 2 p.m. CT and will feature Hervé Roggero, Idera’s Chief SQL Azure Evangelist, a SQL Azure MVP and founder of specialist Azure consulting firm Blue Syntax.

Roggero will review the major benefits of using the Microsoft SQL Azure platform as a relational cloud database. He will also provide an overview of the major features of SQL Azure including details on security configuration, high availability, scaling out with federations, reporting with SQL Azure Reporting Services, exporting and importing data with data import and export services and data replication with data sync services.

“Cloud computing has finally hit SQL Server with Microsoft’s creation of SQL Azure, but there are many things to consider before deploying a database in the cloud,” said Heather Sullivan, Director of SQL Server Solutions at Idera. “Hervé has spent many years helping companies evaluate, design and implement cloud-based solutions and now he will share that expertise with attendees looking to gather more information about SQL Azure to help them decide if this new platform is right for their environment.”

To learn more about the “Secrets of SQL Server” webcast series and to register visit http://www.idera.com/Education/SQL-Server-Webcasts/

About Hervé Roggero

Hervé Roggero, SQL Azure MVP, is the founder of Blue Syntax Consulting, a company specialized in cloud computing products and services. Hervé’s experience includes software development, architecture, database administration and senior management with both global corporations and startup companies. Hervé holds multiple certifications, including an MCDBA, MCSE, MCSD. He also holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Indiana University. Hervé is the co-author of “PRO SQL Azure” from Apress. For more information, visit http://www.bluesyntax.net.

About Idera

Idera provides systems and application management software for Windows and Linux Servers, including solutions for SQL Server and SharePoint administration. Our award-winning products address real-world challenges including performance monitoring, backup and recovery, security, compliance, and administration. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Idera is a Microsoft Managed Partner and has over 10,000 customers worldwide. To learn more, please contact Idera at +1-713.523.4433 or visit http://www.idera.com.

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