SOURCE: Marathon Technologies

July 07, 2008 08:30 ET

Marathon Technologies Named CRN Emerging Tech Vendor for Bringing World's First Fault-Tolerant, High Availability Software to Server Virtualization

Company Recognized for Filling Market Need for Automated, Innovative and Effective High Availability Software for Virtual Servers

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - July 7, 2008) - Marathon Technologies announced today that it has been selected by Everything Channel as a CRN Emerging Tech vendor for developing everRun VM, the world's first fault-tolerant, high availability software for server virtualization. CRN's Emerging Tech list highlights companies that are delivering high margins for solution providers with innovative and easy-to-use technology that undercuts industry giants. Launched in April 2008, Marathon's everRun VM addresses one of the major factors holding back broader adoption of server virtualization -- a lack of automated and reliable high availability software to reliably protect essential applications such as Microsoft Exchange, SQL and SharePoint in physical and virtual environments.

Marathon has partnered with Citrix®, developer of XenServer™, the dynamic virtualization software platform based on the Xen hypervisor. The combination of the XenServer high-performance, easy-to-use virtualization hypervisor platform with the proven automated availability of Marathon's everRun software enables more enterprises to deploy virtualization across a much broader array of applications. See more news on everRun VM at http://www.marathontechnologies.com/news.html.

"Being recognized as a 2008 CRN Emerging Tech Vendor validates our commitment to providing our partners with innovative products that address the broad market need for better high availability software," said Gary Phillips, president and CEO of Marathon Technologies. "With everRun software, Marathon and its partners are providing customers with the assurance that critical data, networks and applications will be protected in both physical and virtual server environments."

With more than 300 global partners, Marathon's everRun product family is protecting more than 1,800 customers worldwide in the manufacturing, automation, security, gaming, financial services, healthcare, and media and broadcasting sectors. Its partner program includes independent software vendors (ISVs), original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), value-added resellers, system integrators and consultancy practices committed to helping midsized and larger companies implement availability solutions as part of their business continuity plans. The partner program is designed to develop and enable partners to profitably resell everRun by providing valuable tools, training and resources designed to assist partners to confidently and successfully offer Marathon's software to companies across the globe.

"New and innovative vendor partners can help spur profitable new ideas that solution providers can use to build revenue and customer loyalty, and the CRN Emerging Tech list is where solution providers go to find these vendors," said Robert C. Demarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel editorial.

Final selection to the Emerging Technology list was made at the discretion of the CRN editorial team after a review of the submitted information and conversations with current or targeted partners. Vendors who make the CRN Emerging Tech list must have an established solution provider program and formal guidelines for recruitment. They must demonstrate that its direct sales mix is trending down as evidenced by the company's revenue history, a channel positive or channel neutral strategy for internal sales compensation, and not be a dominant market share player.

About Marathon Technologies

With more than 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. In the past year the company has been awarded seven major industry accolades including the "Best of VMworld 2007 - New Technology" award for bringing fault-tolerant, high availability to virtual servers. CIO.com named Marathon Technologies one of "10 Virtualization Vendors to Watch in 2008." The company was also recognized as a 2008 Computerworld Honors Program Laureate and named a winner in eWEEK's Eighth Annual Excellence Awards Program. For more information visit www.marathontechnologies.com.

About CRN

CRN provides solution providers and technology integrators with the crucial information and analysis they need to drive their company's sales. As an advocate for and voice of the IT channel, solution providers turn to CRN first for immediate information. Celebrating its 25th year, CRN is the most trusted source for channel professionals. CRN can be found on the web at www.channelweb.com.

Everything Channel (www.everythingchannel.com, www.channelweb.com)

Everything Channel, formerly CMP Channel, is the global leader in technology sales and serves as the one stop shop for the sales channel that drives 75 percent of technology sales throughout the world. IT suppliers and Solution Providers turn to Everything Channel to manage and accelerate their business. Everything Channel provides the answer to strategy and branding, online marketing, research/market intelligence, lead generation, branded and custom events, education and workflow tools targeted to those who buy and sell through the Channel. Everything Channel is a subsidiary of United Business Media (http://www.unitedbusinessmedia.com/), a global provider of news distribution and specialist information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion.

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