Quest Software Supports Microsoft With The Release Of Enhanced Products To Manage Sql Server Environments

Bangalore, India (PressExposure) June 15, 2008 -- Quest Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: QSFT), today announced the release of two products that will enable customers to manage growth and change in SQL Server environments. Capacity Manager for SQL Server 2.5 enables better control of disk space, growth rates and database performance, while Change Director for SQL Server permits easier implementation and control of enterprise-wide changes.

“In many organizations, SQL Server professionals are charged with both developing and managing their environments,” said Billy Bosworth, vice president and general manager of Quest’s SQL Server business unit. “The latest releases of these tools, along with other Quest SQL Server solutions, help organizations maximize return on investment while lowering total cost of ownership.”

Capacity Manager for SQL Server 2.5 offers capacity planning for SQL Server databases and the applications they support, such as SharePoint. Database administrators (DBAs) now have a centralized console that provides a holistic view of capacity across the database so they can see past and present events, and predict future growth trends.

In addition, Capacity Manager offers intelligent index maintenance to ensure rebuilding takes place during appropriate windows of time so performance is not impacted, and simplifies table partitioning to improve the performance of the database. It also collects data constantly through integration with Spotlight on SQL Server Enterprise’s data repository to make sure that information is on hand for consolidation projects, and offers advice as to which servers would be good candidates for consolidation. For more information about consolidation and details on

Quest’s recently published consolidation guide (see related release), visit:

“Capacity Manager from Quest Software is a valuable tool for anyone involved with capacity planning, forecasting and trend analysis,” said Thomas LaRock, database engineering team lead, ING Investment Management. “As a database administrator, I am responsible for over one hundred servers in addition to other daily tasks. Capacity Manager saves time by allowing me to quickly see which servers need my immediate attention.”

Quest’s latest release of Change Director for SQL Server – a solution that allows DBAs to automate the deployment and migration of database schema changes – can now more easily implement enterprise-wide changes by using optional middle-tier architecture. The introduction of a middle tier affords more flexibility and scalability by offloading schema comparisons, impact analyses, script generation and job scheduling to a persistent processing tier. In addition, Change Director offers clustered environment support for both passive/active and active/active clusters and new compare and sync functions that perform comparisons between DDL scripts, previous database snapshots and live databases. This new release allows DBAs to better manage, control, and track schema changes across even the most dynamic of enterprises.

Pricing and Availability

Capacity Manager for SQL Server is available now with North American pricing starting at $995 (USD) per server; more information is available at Change Director for SQL Server is available now with North American pricing starting at $995 (USD) per server; more information can be found at

About Quest Software, Inc.

Quest Software, Inc., a leading enterprise systems management vendor, delivers innovative products that help organizations get more performance and productivity from their applications, databases, Windows infrastructure and virtual environments. Through a deep expertise in IT operations and a continued focus on what works best, Quest helps more than 90,000 customers worldwide meet higher expectations for enterprise IT. Quest provides customers with client management as well as server and desktop virtualization solutions through its subsidiaries, ScriptLogic, Vizioncore and Provision Networks. Quest Software helps organizations deliver, manage and control complex database environments through award-winning products for

Oracle, SQL Server, IBM DB2, Sybase and MySQL. Quest Software can be found in offices around the globe and at

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