SOURCE: Marathon Technologies

December 05, 2007 08:30 ET

CIO Magazine Names Marathon Technologies One of Top Ten Virtualization Companies to Watch in 2008

Company Awarded Third Major Industry Accolade for Filling Market Need With Fault Tolerant-Class Availability Software for Virtual Environments

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - December 5, 2007) - Marathon Technologies Corporation, the leading provider of automated, fault tolerant-class availability solutions for virtual and physical environments, announced today that it has been selected as one of the Top Ten Virtualization Vendors to Watch in 2008 by CIO, a leading IT publication. According to CIO, if your organization is deploying virtualization, Marathon Technologies is one of "10 virtualization vendors [that] should be on your radar screen." Exploiting a lack of effective availability technology for virtual servers, Marathon everRun VM software provides midsized and larger companies with automated, reliable protection for critical virtual workloads.

The award follows several other major virtualization accolades for Marathon in the past few months including "Best of VMworld 2007 - New Technology" at the premiere virtualization show of the year and "10 Virtualization Companies to Watch" by Network World, another leading IT publication.

In April, Marathon announced a strategic technology partnership with XenSource (now Citrix Virtualization and Management Division). The combination of Citrix XenServer high-performance, easy-to-use virtualization hypervisor with the proven fault tolerant-class availability of Marathon's everRun™ software enables more enterprises to deploy virtualization across a much broader array of applications. See more news on the Citrix/XenSource partnership at www.marathontechnologies.com/v-available.html.

"It's exciting that CIO is hearing the same thing from senior IT executives that we are; virtualization management and availability solutions are still in their infancy," said Gary Phillips, president and CEO of Marathon Technologies. "There is a crying need for automated, reliable protection for virtual machines to enable customers to deploy any application with confidence."

Marathon's everRun line of fault tolerant software products protects Microsoft Windows applications from leading sources of downtime while eliminating the need for costly and complex failover processes, specialized applications, or proprietary server hardware. Turnkey, automated, and simplicity are the cornerstones of the everRun line, which uses embedded intelligent policy management to prevent application downtime. The primary benefit to the end user is that they are protecting their business by ensuring continuity of operations -- simply, at low cost and with complete confidence.

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About Marathon Technologies

Marathon Technologies Corporation is driving the convergence of availability and virtualization technologies through its v-Available™ initiative. 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 please visit www.marathontechnologies.com, call 978-489-1100 or 888-682-1142.

About Citrix 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.

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