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Marathon Technologies

March 15, 2010 08:30 ET

How-To: Best Practices for Preventing Downtime in Automation Systems

ARC Advisory Group and Marathon Technologies to Present Practical Strategies for Protecting Automation Applications From Downtime

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - March 15, 2010) -  Meeting the application availability needs of process automation systems, such as those used in the pharmaceutical or oil and gas industries, can be a daunting task. Downtime in these scenarios has the potential to disrupt or derail a production schedule, put lives at risk or compromise compliance of industry regulations. At the live webinar, "Preventing Downtime in Automation Systems," Marathon Technologies and ARC Advisory Group Research Director Craig Resnick will provide best practice recommendations for protecting automation applications from downtime. The webinar will help organizations learn how to more effectively protect their automation applications by providing proven tips to reduce human error and protect hardware, storage and networks from downtime.

Preventing Downtime in Automation Systems

Date: Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 1:00pm EDT/10:00am PDT/5:00pm GMT

Speakers: Craig Resnick, research director, ARC Advisory Group and Michael Bilancieri, sr. director of products, Marathon Technologies

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In this live webcast, Craig Resnick and Michael Bilancieri will highlight:

  • How-to reduce the human error that leads to downtime
  • How-to protect your hardware, storage and networks for complete availability coverage
  • How-to protect against a complete site failure
  • Real-world examples of two organizations that significantly reduced downtime using Marathon's everRun® automated high availability software

Craig Resnick is part of the automation consulting team at ARC covering the PLC, PAC, HMI, OIT and industrial PC markets as well as the packaging, plastics and rubber industries. Craig's focus areas include production management, HMI, I/O, industrial PCs, OITs, PLCs, OEE, PACs, PC-based control, and embedded systems; packaging, plastics and rubber Industries.

Michael Bilancieri is an expert in disaster recovery and high availability technologies and best practices. He directs Marathon's multi-award winning everRun software product strategy. Michael has more than 10 years of experience in high availability and disaster recovery software engineering, presales engineering, professional services, product management and product marketing with Marathon and DoubleTake Software.

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 two years, the company has been recognized with sixteen 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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