SOURCE: Marathon Technologies

January 07, 2008 08:30 ET

Marathon Technologies Fortifies Management Team to Lead Convergence of Virtualization and Availability Technologies

Jerry Melnick Appointed to Chief Technology Officer to Drive Company's v-Available™ Initiative; Bill Tao Named Vice President of Engineering

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - January 7, 2008) - Marathon Technologies Corporation, the leading provider of automated, fault tolerant-class availability solutions for virtual and physical environments, today announced that Jerry Melnick will assume the newly created position of Chief Technology Officer. In addition, startup veteran Bill Tao has joined Marathon as the new vice president of engineering.

In his new role as CTO, Jerry is responsible for leading Marathon's v- Available™ -- initiative designed to drive the convergence of availability and virtualization technologies. Under Jerry's leadership, Marathon is developing the first-ever fault tolerant-class software solution for virtual environments. With Jerry leading the engineering effort, Marathon was awarded "Best of VMworld 2007 - New Technology" for showcasing software-only fault tolerant machines. Jerry will play a key role as the technical voice of Marathon, working in conjunction with our strategic partners.

Bill Tao joins Marathon with more than 20 years of high tech development leadership experience and a successful track record in leading engineering teams within entrepreneurial companies. Before Marathon, Bill was the head of engineering for IBM WebSphere/DataPower business unit via IBM's acquisition of DataPower. He was the VP of Engineering, and one of the founding executives, of DataPower, where he led the development of a groundbreaking XML Web Services appliance product line. Before DataPower, Bill was the VP of Engineering at Sirocco Systems, which was acquired by Sycamore Networks.

"The role of CTO is critical to Marathon's success in the rapidly expanding and rapidly changing virtualization marketplace," said Gary Phillips, president and CEO of Marathon Technologies. "We are pleased to have an executive with Jerry's experience to assume that role, and to find an executive of Bill's caliber to be our next VP of Engineering."

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, call 978-489-1100 or 888-682-1142.

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