SOURCE: Marathon Technologies

Marathon Technologies

February 17, 2009 08:30 ET

Marathon Technologies and Leading Independent Research Firm to Present Affordable Ways to Lower Cost and Complexity of Disaster Recovery and High Availability

Live Webcast to Focus on Analyst Research -- Server Virtualization's Role in HA and DR That Results in "Lower Cost, Reduced Complexity, Rapid Recovery"

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2009) - Marathon Technologies, the only provider of fault-tolerant, high availability software for physical and virtual servers, today announced that Forrester Research Analyst Stephanie Balaouras will be the featured speaker for the live webcast, "Practical, Affordable High Availability and Disaster Recovery for a Tough Economy." In Forrester's analysis, "x86 virtualization is a good alternative for high availability" and when used in a DR role can result in "lower costs, reduced complexity and rapid recovery."

Topic:    Practical, Affordable High Availability and Disaster Recovery for
          a Tough Economy

Date:     Tuesday, February 24, at 8:30 am PST, 11:30 am EST, 4:30 pm GMT

Speakers: Stephanie Balaouras, principal analyst, Forrester Research;
          Michael Bilancieri, sr. director, products, Marathon Technologies

Sign up:  Register online: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/652543515

According to Forrester's research report, "x86 Server Virtualization For High Availability And Disaster Recovery," co-authored by Balaouras, "server virtualization facilitates a rapid -- or even automatic -- restart of applications after an IT failure, and when used in conjunction with data replication between data centers, it can restart applications at a recovery site following a primary site failure. In particular, x86 server virtualization can improve the availability of business-critical systems that are important to the business but not critical enough to warrant the investment in expensive and complex resiliency technologies." A complimentary copy of this report is available for a limited time from Marathon here.

In this live webcast, Forrester's key areas of focus will be:

-- Why protecting only the most mission critical applications isn't enough

-- Why traditional approaches to high availability often come up short

-- How server virtualization for disaster recovery can lower your costs, reduce complexity and speed recovery

-- The benefits of VM fault tolerance

-- Forrester's latest findings on high availability and disaster recovery -- get a sneak peak at Marathon's blog

Marathon Technologies will also explain:

-- How midsize and large companies are using everRun® for practical HA and DR to protect business critical applications such as Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange, SharePoint and Microsoft Dynamics

-- What makes Marathon everRun high availability and disaster recovery software so unique

-- What attendees need to get started with everRun software

About Marathon Technologies

With more than 2200 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 or specialized IT skills. Organizations using everRun achieve continuous high availability, 100% data protection, and rapid disaster recovery -- all through "one-click" operation. In the past 18 months, the company has been awarded more than a dozen major industry accolades including "Best of VMworld 2007 - New Technology," "SearchServerVirtualization 2008 Products of the Year," and CIO.com's "10 Virtualization Vendors to Watch in 2009." The company was also recognized as a 2008 Computerworld Honors Program Laureate and a winner in eWEEK's Eighth Annual Excellence Awards Program. For more information visit www.marathontechnologies.com.

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