SOURCE: Marathon Technologies

Marathon Technologies

October 19, 2009 08:30 ET

How to Reduce System Downtime by 70 Percent Without Spending a Dime

New On-Demand Webinar and White Paper Explain How to Dramatically Reduce Downtime Through Resource and Process Improvements

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - October 19, 2009) - Marathon Technologies, the award-winning provider of fault-tolerant, high availability software for physical and virtual servers, today announced a new on-demand webinar and white paper to help organizations of all sizes dramatically reduce system downtime without additional resource or technology investments. By implementing just one of the best practices detailed in the webinar and white paper, organizations can reduce downtime by at least 70 percent.

The availability of these materials comes as IT organizations are often being asked to do more with increasingly constrained budgets. Niel Nickolaisen, IT process management expert and co-author of the new book "Stand Back and Deliver: Accelerating Business Agility," has created a proven model for strategic and tactical alignment of IT with business objectives -- enabling IT to do more for the business with less.

By implementing just one component of Niel's model and change management best practices, IT departments can reduce downtime at least 70 percent without requiring any additional budget for more resources or technology. Moreover, by implementing all four components of Niel's model, IT professionals can dramatically reduce system downtime and closely align their efforts and investments with business priorities.

The four steps of this IT alignment model that reduce downtime include:

1.   Defining and using change management processes
2.   Simplifying IT processes
3.   Automating availability processes
4.   Prioritizing your systems

Marathon's on-demand webinar and white paper outline the model and explain how to implement these four steps. These tools also describe how Marathon's everRun® software supports the execution of steps three and four by providing automated high availability and tiered availability levels for Microsoft® Windows Server applications.

For additional information, view the on-demand webinar with Niel as the featured speaker, 4 Simple Steps for Preventing Downtime or download the white paper, Reduce Downtime by 70 percent - Without Spending a Dime.

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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