SOURCE: Marathon Technologies

July 17, 2007 08:30 ET

Marathon Technologies Partners With Essex Technology Group to Deliver Automated Availability Solutions to Government, Healthcare and Manufacturing Sectors

Partnership Provides Organizations in Northeast Customized Solutions to Protect Network Infrastructure, Secure Continuous Information Flow and Optimize Organizational Performance

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - July 17, 2007) - Marathon Technologies Corporation, the leading provider of automated, fault tolerant-class availability solutions for virtual and physical environments, announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Essex Technology Group, Inc. (Essextec), an IBM Premier Business Partner focused on helping small to medium companies improve their business performance. Based in Rochelle Park, New Jersey, the infrastructure solution provider will offer Marathon's everRun fault-tolerant class availability software alongside its current set of IBM solutions to its small business to mid-size enterprise customer base. The alliance will provide Essextec customers in the retail, financial services, pharmaceutical and manufacturing sectors a comprehensive set of IT solutions designed to reduce hardware expenditures, eliminate network disruptions and ensure continuous access to critical applications.

Essextec was searching for a high availability solution that would provide their customers with uninterrupted access to their applications in the event of server or network failure. After carefully evaluating availability offerings such as clustering, Essextec found Marathon's everRun software to be the most reliable, simple and cost-effective option. A number of Essextec customers, including multiple Pennsylvania state county departments, are utilizing everRun to protect government information and to ensure critical infrastructure and key assets are continuously available.

"Marathon has a proven track record in delivering world-class availability and disaster recovery solutions," said Dennis Burke, president and CEO of Essex Technology Group. "Integrating everRun within our solutions enables us to offer our customers a comprehensive and wide-ranging set of IT tools that protect critical applications and optimize productivity and performance."

Marathon's everRun line of fault tolerant-class availability products protects Microsoft Windows applications from leading sources of downtime while eliminating the need for costly and complex failover processes, specialized applications, or proprietary server hardware. Turnkey, automation, and simplicity are the cornerstones of the everRun line, which uses embedded intelligent policy management to resolve faults and failures. The primary benefit to the end user is that they are protecting their business by ensuring continuity of operations -- simply, at low cost and with complete confidence.

"With more than 10 years of experience delivering the highest quality products and services, Essex Technology Group is proving to be an ideal partner," said Gary Phillips, president and CEO of Marathon Technologies. "We look forward to furthering Essextec's commitment to excellence by protecting its customers' critical data, networks and applications against operating system crashes and disruptions."

About Marathon Technologies

Marathon Technologies Corporation is driving the convergence of availability and virtualization technologies through its v-Available™ initiative. 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 please visit www.marathontechnologies.com, call 978-489-1100 or 888-682-1142.

About Essex Technology Group

Headquartered in Rochelle Park, NJ, Essex Technology Group, Inc. (Essextec), a privately held company, is focused on helping business leaders and technology decision makers in the northeast region of the U.S. improve their business performance with technology. The company is an infrastructure consulting firm providing a variety of services which include requirements definition, continuous operations consulting, and implementation of IBM servers, storage, software, managed services, education and training. Our success with customized total solutions for optimizing IBM technology for business advantage, has earned Essextec several prestigious IBM Business Partner Awards, including the "IBM Americas Business Partner Leadership Award" and the "IGS Services Sales Leadership Award" For more information, visit www.essextec.com.

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