SOURCE: Marathon Technologies

Marathon Technologies, application availability, fault tolerance, SQL server, HA, high availablity

February 10, 2011 09:00 ET

IT PRO Publishes Five-Star Review of everRun MX Application Availability Platform

Binary Testing Concludes "everRun MX Raises the Bar for System-Level Fault-Tolerant Servers"

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - February 10, 2011) - Marathon Technologies, the leading provider and innovator of availability solutions, announced today that everRun MX received a five-star review in IT PRO, a source of breaking IT news, blogs, comment and multimedia content. Rigorous, real-world testing was conducted by Binary Testing, the UK's premier independent network testing lab. The complete review can be found at

Dave Mitchell, director of Binary Testing Ltd. and hands-on technology reviewer for IT PRO and other information technology publications, led all phases of testing from installation to through validating everRun MX performance claims. Binary Testing put everRun MX through its paces on a pair of Dell PowerEdge R610 rack servers. Mitchell said that he took a "brute force approach and simply pulled the plug on one of the Dell servers to create a complete host failure." Despite the total loss of power, there was no interruption to the tests. everRun MX provided continuous, uninterrupted operation of the servers.

Binary Testing also commented on everRun MX's openness, flexibility and ease of use:

  • "Marathon doesn't lock you in with proprietary hardware as everRun MX supports industry standard servers."

  • "MX allows you to create as many VIs (virtual instances) as you want and each one can have up to eight cores."

  • "Creating a protected resource doesn't get any easier."

Mitchell added that "...system-level fault tolerance on one pair of servers is an impressive achievement, whilst support for multi-core processors and SMP applications currently makes it unique."

"Dave Mitchell and his team at Binary Testing are widely respected for complete objectivity, expertise, and thorough testing and analysis based on real-world scenarios. Vendors and end-users can count on Binary for the unvarnished truth about a product's performance," said Jerry Melnick, chief technology officer, Marathon Technologies. "We're extremely pleased that everRun MX handled everything Dave could throw at it without failure -- just as designed -- providing complete availability of critical servers, databases and applications." 

Schedule a complimentary Availability Assessment and customized everRun MX demonstration by contacting Marathon Technologies at or calling 1.888.360.5484 in North America or +44 (0) 1344 706 241 in Europe.

About Binary Testing
Binary Testing is the UK's premier independent network testing lab and specializes in delivering sophisticated testing, evaluation and reporting services to today's global IT markets. With over 14 years experience in key sectors of the IT networking industry, we bring an unrivalled depth of knowledge and expertise enabling us to provide state-of-the-art product evaluation and validation services.

About Marathon Technologies
Marathon keeps applications running for more than 3,000 companies in more than 30 countries. From email to electronic records, factory floors to trading floors, 9-1-1 call centers to emergency rooms, our everRun® application availability software proactively prevents application downtime. As experts in application availability, we've applied what we've learned from working with the world's leading companies and application providers to deliver innovative software and services that prevent downtime, eliminate data loss and reduce operational costs. For more information on ensuring non-stop business operations, please visit us at

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