SOURCE: Marathon Technologies

Marathon Technologies

November 16, 2009 08:30 ET

Rafael Costa Joins Marathon Technologies as Vice President of Worldwide Sales

Proven Sales Leader Tapped to Drive Company's Sales in Its Next Phase of Growth

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - November 16, 2009) - Marathon Technologies, the award-winning provider of fault-tolerant, high availability software for physical and virtual servers, today announced that Rafael Costa has joined the company as its new vice president of worldwide sales. With more than two decades of experience growing revenue and improving customer satisfaction, Costa will drive Marathon's next phase of growth by leading the company's sales worldwide. Costa reports directly to Marathon's president and CEO Jim Welch.

"Rafael is a seasoned sales leader and business executive with a proven track record in building high performance sales teams," said Jim Welch, president and CEO of Marathon Technologies. "With his experience at both emerging companies such as Vis.align, Bang Networks and Inktomi, as well as established brands such as IBM and Hitachi Data Systems, he brings a deep understanding of successful sales models and channel partner structures."

Costa brings a wealth of executive sales management experience to the position. Costa joined Marathon from CDC Software, where he served as CDC Global Services group general manager responsible for five business units. Prior to CDC Software, Costa worked as general manager of Vis.align, vice president of sales at Bang Networks and worldwide vice president of indirect and OEM channels at Inktomi. He was also instrumental in leading sales efforts at Hitachi Data Systems and IBM.

"Marathon Technologies is ideally situated for growth in the coming year," said Rafael Costa, vice president of worldwide sales, Marathon Technologies. "To meet increased expectations from both consumers and businesses to be 'always connected,' Marathon's offerings help companies of all sizes deliver an 'Always On' infrastructure. I look forward to working with Marathon's ISV and reseller partners to take advantage of this tremendous market opportunity."

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 18 months, the company has been recognized with more than a dozen major industry awards including "Best of VMworld 2007 -- New Technology," "SearchServerVirtualization 2008 Products of the Year," and CIO.com "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 www.marathontechnologies.com

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