SOURCE: Marathon Technologies

Marathon Technologies

April 12, 2010 08:30 ET

How-To: Protect Public Service and Safety Applications From Downtime

Marathon Technologies to Present Best Practices for Government Organizations on Preventing Downtime and Protecting Data and Application Availability for Vital Public Services

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - April 12, 2010) -  From managing emergency services like 911 call centers, to organizing valuable data with public records systems, state, local and federal government agencies must keep IT systems up and running at all times. Any downtime or interruption to these services can result in public safety dangers, the loss of sensitive information and regulatory missteps. At the same time, government agencies are facing strict budget limitations and IT resource constraints. At the live webcast, "High Availability on a (Government) Budget," Marathon Technologies will provide best practice recommendations for protecting critical government applications from downtime all while adhering to a limited budget. Attendees will learn how to protect data and applications including proven tips from a series of government agency case studies featuring a city police department, water treatment department and county court system.

Topic: High Availability on a (Government) Budget

Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 at 1:00pm EDT (10:00am PDT, 5:00pm GMT)

Speakers: Gregory Cullen, senior technical director, Marathon Technologies

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In this live webcast, Cullen will highlight:

  • Tips that government agencies can use today to ensure optimal availability for their critical applications at minimal cost
  • How the Brookline Police Department kept their 911 system available - even during a hardware failure on Christmas day when no IT staff were on duty
  • How the City of Santa Rosa utilities department protects its water treatment facility against outages from earthquakes, power outages and other natural disasters
  • How a county court system in California protects its virtualized Exchange server environment from downtime

Gregory Cullen is an expert in disaster recovery and high availability technologies and best practices. He was Marathon's first systems engineer in 1996, where he has since been working with customers and strategic partners to assess availability levels and implement Marathon's everRun® automated high availability software. Cullen has more than 20 years of experience with availability solutions and real-time process automation, helping set the industry standard.

About Marathon Technologies
With more than 2500 global customers, Marathon is the world's first provider of fault-tolerant, automated, high availability and disaster recovery software for physical and virtual servers. Marathon everRun® software prevents outages and data loss -- without IT intervention or specialized IT skills. Organizations using everRun achieve continuous availability, 100% data protection, and rapid disaster recovery - all through automated "click-to-protect" operation. In the past two years, the company has been recognized with sixteen major industry awards including Best of VMworld 2007 - New Technology, SearchServerVirtualization 2008 Products of the Year, "10 Virtualization Vendors to Watch in 2009." The company was also recognized as a 2008 Computerworld Honors Program Laureate, a winner in eWEEK's Eighth Annual Excellence Awards Program and finalist for 2009 Citrix Ready Solution of the Year. For more information visit

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