SOURCE: Marathon Technologies

October 30, 2007 08:30 ET

Marathon Technologies, Citrix and Burton Group to Join in Webinar on The "Best of VMworld" Approach to Protecting Virtual Machines

Simon Crosby, Jerry Melnick and Chris Wolf to Explain the Convergence of Virtualization and Availability Technologies -- and What It Means for Business

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - October 30, 2007) - Marathon Technologies Corporation, the leading provider of automated, fault tolerant-class availability solutions for virtual and physical environments, today announced that its chief technology officer, Jerry Melnick will be joined by Simon Crosby, chief technology officer at XenSource (now Citrix) and Chris Wolf, senior analyst at Burton Group to present a webinar on "The 'Best of VMworld' Approach to Protecting Virtual Machines."

At VMworld 2007, Marathon Technologies won Best of VMworld -- New Technology for bringing fault tolerant-class availability to virtual environments for the first time. In this webinar Chris Wolf will discuss how to get the most out of your virtual environment. Simon Crosby will explain how Citrix XenServer Enterprise Edition 4 simplifies virtualized disaster recovery and availability. And Jerry Melnick will demonstrate how you will soon be able to protect business critical applications with fault tolerant virtual machines -- and why this will be so important for companies of all sizes.

What: Webinar - "The 'Best of VMworld' Approach to Protecting
 Virtual Machines"
Who: Jerry Melnick, CTO, Marathon Technologies
 Simon Crosby, CTO, XenSource
 Chris Wolf, Senior Analyst, Burton Group

Where: Register online at https://www.gotomeeting.com/register/231122927

When: Thursday, November 1 at 11:30 am ET (8:30 am PT)

About Marathon Technologies

Marathon Technologies Corporation is driving the convergence of availability and virtualization technologies through its v-Available™ initiative. The company won a "Best of VMworld 2007 - New Technology" award for bringing fault tolerant availability to virtual machines. Marathon is the only company to deliver a complete range of automated, fault tolerant-class availability and disaster recovery software solutions for all essential Windows applications. The company's everRun™ product family protects businesses by ensuring continuity of operations in virtual and physical environments. Marathon is a privately held, venture-backed corporation based in Littleton, Massachusetts, USA, with offices worldwide. For more information visit www.marathontechnologies.com, call 978-489-1100 or 888-682-1142.

About Citrix XenServer Virtualization Products

Citrix XenServer is part of the industry's broadest portfolio of end-to-end virtualization solutions and a key component of the Citrix application delivery infrastructure. For customers seeking to reduce the number of under-utilized servers in their IT infrastructure, the XenServer product line helps to dramatically reduce server hardware and operating costs through savings on power, space, cooling, and system maintenance. Offering high performance virtualization within an easy to use virtualization platform, XenServer supports both Windows and Linux servers. XenServer is based on the Xen® hypervisor, and offers easy to use Windows and Linux virtualization solutions with built-in virtual machine lifecycle management, at breakthrough price and performance. XenServer products are being adopted worldwide in enterprises to increase server utilization, reduce total cost of ownership and create more dynamic datacenters that make it easier for IT to respond quickly to business change. For more information, visit http://www.citrixxenserver.com.

About Citrix

Citrix Systems, Inc. is the global leader and the most trusted name in application delivery infrastructure. More than 200,000 organizations worldwide rely on Citrix to deliver any application to users anywhere with the best performance, highest security and lowest cost. Citrix customers include 100% of the Fortune 100 companies and 99% of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers. Citrix has approximately 6,200 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2006 was $1.1 billion. For more information, visit http://www.citrix.com.

About Burton Group

Since 1990, Burton Group (www.burtongroup.com) has provided research and advisory services helping Global 2000 organizations make smart enterprise architecture decisions. Burton Group provides a suite of context-oriented analysis and a proprietary IT Reference Architecture covering security, identity management, application platforms, service-oriented architecture, network and telecom, collaboration, content management, and the data center. Uniquely focused on the need of IT buyers rather than technology providers, 85% of Burton Group's revenue comes from end-user organizations.

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