SOURCE: Marathon Technologies

Marathon Technologies

September 21, 2009 08:30 ET

How to Achieve SQL Server High Availability -- Focus on Prevention, Not Recovery

New Marathon Technologies' Tool Kit Reveals SQL Server High Availability Best Practices for Physical and Virtual Server Environments

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - September 21, 2009) - Marathon Technologies, the award-winning provider of fault-tolerant, high availability software for physical and virtual servers, today announced a set of planning tools designed to help companies protect all aspects of Microsoft® SQL Servers, in both physical and virtual server environments. Microsoft SQL Server is the preferred database management system for a large number of Windows-based applications. The white papers, case studies and webinar recording in the SQL Server Availability Toolkit provide best practice recommendations including a proven approach that focuses on prevention instead of recovery.

The SQL Server Availability Tool Kit includes:

-- The Increasing Reliability and Availability in a Virtualized SQL Server Environment white paper provides IT professionals with best practices and considerations for designing and implementing a virtualized SQL environment including:

--  Potential pitfalls to avoid when virtualizing SQL Server
--  How to increase reliability and availability of a virtualized SQL
    Server environment
--  A SQL Server virtualization case study

-- The SQL Availability: Protecting your Database and Applications on-demand webinar, featuring Microsoft SQL Server MVP Stephen Wynkoop, helps IT administrators understand SQL back-up and restore options. Wynkoop also presents his Concentric Rings of Recovery™ plan, which covers the four levels of preparedness for local, alternate, off-site and remote locations.

-- The 5 Secrets to SQL Server Availability white paper. This paper reviews five proven secrets to affordable SQL high availability that will help IT managers implement a SQL Server environment with little or no downtime -- and zero data loss.

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," "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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