SOURCE: Marathon Technologies

August 05, 2008 08:30 ET

Marathon Technologies' everRun VM Named 2008 Editors' Best Award Winner by Windows IT Pro Magazine for Bringing Fault-Tolerant, High Availability to Server Virtualization

everRun VM Awarded Tenth Industry Accolade for Filling Market Need With Automated and Effective High Availability Software for Virtual Servers

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - August 5, 2008) - Marathon Technologies, the only provider of fault-tolerant, high availability software for physical and virtual servers, announced today that everRun VM has been named a bronze medal winner of the "2008 Editors' Best Awards" in the virtualization category by Penton Media's Windows IT Pro magazine. Launched in April 2008, Marathon's everRun VM addresses one of the barriers to broader adoption of server virtualization -- a lack of automated and reliable high availability software to protect essential applications such as Microsoft Exchange, SQL and SharePoint in virtual environments.

"The 2008 Editors' Best Awards utilize our editors' product knowledge and subject matter expertise to identify exceptional products that benefit the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine reader communities," said Jeff Lewis, group publisher. "Our editors selected winners based on the product's strategic importance to the market, its competitive advantages and its value to the customer."

"Our editors are tough, in-the-trenches critics," Lewis continued. "They demand solid value and performance from the products they select. Editors' Best Award winners can feel proud that the products and services they developed have earned the respect and recognition of the Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine editorial staff."

everRun VM is the world's first fully automated, fault-tolerant, high availability software for server virtualization. everRun VM enables companies to:

--  Prevent outages and data loss in their virtual infrastructures
--  Bring server virtualization's cost and energy saving benefits to
    business critical and other production applications
--  Deploy high availability and disaster recovery protection across the
    company -- especially mid-market companies with no protection today
    

"Given all of the innovative virtualization companies considered for this award, we are honored to be named a Windows IT Pro Editors' Best Award winner in the virtualization category," said Gary Phillips, president and CEO of Marathon Technologies. "This award is the tenth industry award we have received in the past year, a testament to the importance and value of what we are doing to help companies reduce costs and ensure the availability of their applications."

See more news on everRun VM at http://www.marathontechnologies.com/news.html.

About Marathon Technologies

With more than 1800 global customers, Marathon is the world's first and only provider of fault-tolerant, automated, high availability and disaster recovery software for physical and virtual servers. Marathon's everRun® software prevents outages and data loss -- without IT intervention. Organizations using everRun achieve uninterrupted availability, 100% data protection, and rapid recovery -- all through "one-click" operation. In the past year the company has been awarded seven major industry accolades including the "Best of VMworld 2007 - New Technology" award for bringing fault-tolerant, high availability to virtual servers. CIO.com named Marathon Technologies one of "10 Virtualization Vendors to Watch in 2008." The company was also recognized as a 2008 Computerworld Honors Program Laureate and named a winner in eWEEK's Eighth Annual Excellence Awards Program. For more information visit www.marathontechnologies.com.

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