SOURCE: Marathon Technologies

June 09, 2008 08:30 ET

Leading Virtualization Analyst to Present on Why Current High Availability for Virtualization Fails to Deliver What Customers Want Most

John Humphreys Joins CTOs Simon Crosby and Jerry Melnick in June 26th Webinar Produced by Citrix and Marathon Technologies

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - June 9, 2008) - Marathon Technologies Corporation, the only provider of fault-tolerant, high availability software for physical and virtual servers, today announced John Humphreys, program vice president of IDC's Enterprise virtualization program, will join Simon Crosby, CTO of Citrix Virtualization and Management Division, and Jerry Melnick, CTO of Marathon, to present the webinar, "The 'Best of VMworld' Approach to Virtualization and Availability." The webinar will examine the current high availability solutions for server virtualization and provide guidance on how to move beyond "blind" high availability, to consolidate critical applications and gain better ROI from virtualization.

In this webinar, John Humphrey's will address key points and answers questions about a recent IDC research report he authored, The Future of Virtualization: Leveraging Mobility to Move Beyond Consolidation(1). According to Humphrey's "current high availability solutions for virtualization fail to deliver to what customers want most -- application level awareness and action." Humphrey's presentation will cover:

--  The value of application-level awareness and action within virtual
--  How the awareness gap is holding back the broader use of HA technology
--  What can done to close this gap to enable customers to protect many
    more applications than they do today

Simon Crosby and Jerry Melnick will explain how the combination of XenServer v4.1 and everRun VM's "Best of VMworld" approach addresses the gap for application-level awareness and protection in virtual machines, allows companies to virtualize a much broader range of applications and gain a better return on investment.

What:   Webinar - The "Best of VMworld" Approach to Virtualization and

Who:    John Humphreys, Program Vice President, IDC
        Simon Crosby, CTO, Citrix Virtualization and Management Division
        Jerry Melnick, CTO, Marathon Technologies

Where:  Register online at

When:   Thursday, June 26 at 8:30 am PDT, 11:30 am EDT, 4:30 pm GMT, 60

About Marathon Technologies

With over 1800 global customers, Marathon is the world's first and only provider of fault-tolerant, automated, high availability and disaster recovery software for physical and virtual servers. Marathon's everRun® software prevents outages and data loss -- without IT intervention. Organizations using everRun achieve uninterrupted availability, 100% data protection, and rapid recovery -- all through "one-click" operation. The company won a "Best of VMworld 2007 - New Technology" award for bringing fault tolerant availability to virtual servers. recently named Marathon Technologies one of "10 Virtualization Vendors to Watch in 2008." For more information visit

(1) IDC, The Future of Virtualization: Leveraging Mobility to Move Beyond Consolidation," Doc # 211938, April 2008

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