SOURCE: Marathon Technologies

Marathon Technologies

January 25, 2010 08:30 ET

Finding the Right High Availability Technology for Your Budget

New Toolkit From Marathon Technologies Provides Framework for Identifying Your High Availability Needs and Matching Them to the Best Technology

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - January 25, 2010) - Marathon Technologies today announced a set of tools for IT professionals designed to help them identify application availability needs, match those needs to today's range of high availability options, and present the recommendations and ROI analysis in business terms for management approval.

High availability technology used to be an all or nothing discussion involving complex clustering software or expensive fault-tolerant hardware utilized primarily by large data centers. Today, there are lower-cost, simpler software alternatives that automate both the installation and failover processes, which make it a practical and affordable answer to application availability. IT professionals armed with this toolkit will better understand how to prioritize which services, data and applications need to be available and what the financial and productivity costs are for the organization if they suffer from application service outages. The toolkit includes:

-- An independent report from Realtime Publishers, "Making High Availability Pay for Itself," which provides an in-depth review of how IT professionals can align business needs with today's high availability options. The paper also provides tools for presenting technology recommendations and ROI analysis in business terms to speed management approval.

-- The "High Availability Doesn't have to be Expensive" on-demand companion webinar, which provides an overview of market and technology trends that are transforming today's high availability solutions and walks attendees through an easy-to-follow process for assessing application availability needs, prioritizing systems, and matching them to the most appropriate technology for the organization's budget.

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 "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

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