SOURCE: Marathon Technologies

November 19, 2007 08:30 ET

Marathon Technologies, Citrix and IDC to Join in Webinar on "Making the Business Case for Virtualization"

Simon Crosby, Jerry Melnick and John Humphreys to Discuss Why Server Virtualization Is Moving Beyond Consolidation

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2007) - Marathon Technologies Corporation, the leading provider of automated, fault tolerant-class availability solutions for virtual and physical environments, today announced that its CTO, Jerry Melnick, will be joined by Simon Crosby, CTO at XenSource (now Citrix), and John Humphreys, program vice president at IDC, to present a webinar on "Making the Business Case for Virtualization: It's Not Just for Server Consolidation Anymore."

In this webinar John Humphreys will discuss how to create a formal business case that can justify virtualization investments including the key metrics to consider and the importance of looking beyond just hardware savings. Simon Crosby will explain how Citrix XenServer™ Enterprise Edition 4 simplifies virtualized disaster recovery and availability. Jerry Melnick will demonstrate Marathon's Best of VMworld award-winning approach to protecting business critical applications with fault-tolerant class virtual machines.

What:    Webinar -- "Making the Business Case for Virtualization: It's Not
         Just for Server Consolidation Anymore"

Who:     Jerry Melnick, CTO, Marathon Technologies
         Simon Crosby, CTO, XenSource
         John Humphreys, Program Vice President, IDC

Where:   Register online at

When:    Wednesday, November 28 at 12:00 pm ET (9:00 am PT)

About Marathon Technologies

Marathon Technologies Corporation is driving the convergence of availability and virtualization technologies through its v-Available™ initiative. The company won a "Best of VMworld 2007 - New Technology" award for bringing fault tolerant availability to virtual machines. Marathon is the only company to deliver a complete range of automated, fault tolerant-class availability and disaster recovery software solutions for all essential Windows applications. The company's everRun™ product family protects businesses by ensuring continuity of operations in virtual and physical environments. Marathon is a privately held, venture-backed corporation based in Littleton, Massachusetts, USA, with offices worldwide. For more information visit, call 978-489-1100 or 888-682-1142.

About Citrix XenServer Virtualization Products

Citrix XenServer is part of the industry's broadest portfolio of end-to-end virtualization solutions and a key component of the Citrix application delivery infrastructure. For customers seeking to reduce the number of under-utilized servers in their IT infrastructure, the XenServer product line helps to dramatically reduce server hardware and operating costs through savings on power, space, cooling, and system maintenance. Offering high performance virtualization within an easy to use virtualization platform, XenServer supports both Windows and Linux servers. XenServer is based on the Xen® hypervisor, and offers easy to use Windows and Linux virtualization solutions with built-in virtual machine lifecycle management, at breakthrough price and performance. XenServer products are being adopted worldwide in enterprises to increase server utilization, reduce total cost of ownership and create more dynamic datacenters that make it easier for IT to respond quickly to business change. For more information, visit

About Citrix

Citrix Systems, Inc. is the global leader and the most trusted name in application delivery infrastructure. More than 200,000 organizations worldwide rely on Citrix to deliver any application to users anywhere with the best performance, highest security and lowest cost. Citrix customers include 100% of the Fortune 100 companies and 99% of the Fortune Global 500, as well as hundreds of thousands of small businesses and prosumers. Citrix has approximately 6,200 channel and alliance partners in more than 100 countries. Annual revenue in 2006 was $1.1 billion. For more information, visit

About IDC

IDC is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 900 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 90 countries worldwide. For more than 43 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting

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