SOURCE: Marathon Technologies

Marathon Technologies

August 17, 2009 08:30 ET

Marathon Technologies to Present Three Tips to Increasing Cost Savings, Driving Greater ROI From Server Virtualization

Live Webinar to Highlight Three Steps Best Practice Companies Are Taking to Achieve at Least 2x Greater Cost Savings From Server Virtualization

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - August 17, 2009) - While many organizations have adopted server virtualization, their return on investment has varied dramatically. Marathon Technologies is explaining three straightforward steps best practice organizations are taking to achieve aggressive cost savings with its live webcast, "How to Get at least 2x Greater Cost Savings from Server Virtualization."

Topic:     How to Get at Least 2x Greater Cost Savings from Server
           Virtualization

Date:      Wednesday, August 19, at 8:30 am PDT, 11:30 am EDT, 3:30 pm GMT

Speakers:  Brian Mullins, Sr. Director, Marketing, Marathon Technologies;
           IT ROI Analysis Certification from Babson College and Nucleus
           Research, and Steve Keilen, VP of Marketing, Marathon
           Technologies

Sign up:   Register online: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/722419688

Three Steps to Achieving Dramatically Higher Cost Savings from Server Virtualization

There are at least three straightforward steps best practices companies are implementing to achieve aggressive cost savings with their server virtualization initiatives:

    1 Expand Ratio of Virtual Machines to Physical Hosts -- One of the
      simplest steps companies are taking to realize larger cost savings
      from server virtualization is increasing the ratio of virtual
      machines per physical host. The average ratio for companies who've
      adopted server virtualization is five virtual machines per one
      physical host. But the improved performance of the latest hypervisors
      and Intel processors can easily support 2x greater virtual to
      physical ratios.

    2 Increase the Percentage of Applications Running in Virtual
      Environments -- Another step best practice companies are using to
      increase their virtualization cost savings is to increase the
      percentage of their applications running in their virtual
      environments. According to Goldman Sachs research on IT spending and
      trends, 90% of respondents currently virtualize only 15 to 30%
       of their applications. Best practice companies, including
      one showcased in the webinar, are virtualizing 90% of their
      applications.

    3 Decrease Virtual Storage Costs by Avoiding Fibre Channel Storage Area
      Networks -- Early virtualization platforms required shared or
      networked storage to take advantage of the most compelling features
      of server virtualization including live migration, high availability,
      provisioning templates and other valuable features. However, newer
      virtualization platforms and high availability solutions no longer
      require expensive FC SANs.

These three steps will be covered in more detail, with customer use cases in the August 19th webinar. Register here: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/722419688

About Marathon Technologies

With more than 2500 global customers, Marathon is the world's first provider of fault-tolerant, automated, high availability and disaster recovery software for physical and virtual servers. Marathon everRun® software prevents outages and data loss -- without IT intervention or specialized IT skills. Organizations using everRun achieve continuous availability, 100% data protection, and rapid disaster recovery -- all through automated "click-to-protect" operation. In the past 18 months, the company has been recognized with more than a dozen major industry awards including Best of VMworld 2007 - New Technology, SearchServerVirtualization 2008 Products of the Year, CIO.com "10 Virtualization Vendors to Watch in 2009." The company was also recognized as a 2008 Computerworld Honors Program Laureate, a winner in eWEEK's Eighth Annual Excellence Awards Program and finalist for 2009 Citrix Ready Solution of the Year. For more information visit www.marathontechnologies.com

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