SOURCE: Marathon Technologies

Marathon Technologies, application availability, fault tolerance, SQL server, HA, high availablity

February 17, 2011 09:21 ET

Marathon Technologies Publishes "SQL Server Availability Guide"

Resource for SQL Server Professionals Provides Advice for Eliminating SQL Server Downtime

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - February 17, 2011) - Marathon Technologies, the leading provider and innovator of availability solutions, announced today that it has published The SQL Server Availability Guide, a definitive reference for protecting SQL Server from unplanned downtime. This resource for SQL Server professionals is the result of ten years of real-world, production-proven experience of Marathon partners and customers, Microsoft® Most Valuable Professionals (MVP) and the company's own application availability experts. The complimentary eBook can be downloaded here. Marathon will host a SQL Server Availability Guide overview webinar today at 11 a.m. ET. Click here to register. 

The SQL Server Availability Guide contains comprehensive information, best practices and objective advice for eliminating SQL Server downtime, including:

  • Application availability requirements of the always-on world.
  • The full range of availability options, including native SQL Server Always On Technologies; traditional fail and recover HA products and approaches such as clustering, backup, and data replication; and the latest symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) and multi-core fault tolerant software.
  • New levels of availability SQL Server pros can implement now to meet organizational requirements.
  • The difference between local SQL Server availability options and disaster recovery.
  • Marathon Technologies' validated methodology for ensuring continuous, uninterrupted operation of SQL Server and the mission-critical databases and applications it runs.

"When it comes to protecting SQL Server from unplanned downtime, no company has more experience than Marathon Technologies. Over the past 10 years more than 3,000 customers worldwide have relied on everRun to maintain continuous, uninterrupted availability of critical databases and applications," said Rob Ciampa, vice president of marketing at Marathon Technologies. "There have been many approaches to keeping SQL Server and the applications that depend on it running, but nearly all of those approaches have been based on failure recovery. We produced The SQL Server Availability Guide to raise awareness of new technologies and best practices that provide better SQL Server protection than fail and recover approaches with more flexibility and affordability than fault tolerant hardware."

everRun MX for 100 Percent SQL Server Availability
Marathon's vision of application availability is an integrated approach to effectively, simply, and economically building always-on operations into any organization, regardless of size or staffing levels. The goal is to ensure ongoing business operations by preventing downtime and data loss, regardless of localized failures or catastrophic disasters. Historically, this level of protection was neither economically feasible nor operationally practical for most organizations, leaving them vulnerable and at risk for crippling downtime.

everRun MX delivers:

  • World class application availability through downtime prevention instead of recovery. Full SMP/multi-core fault tolerant and redundant operation across servers eliminates risks associated with system restarts and data recovery.

  • Hardware independence. everRun MX runs on commodity servers, not proprietary hardware. It immediately leverages hardware innovations while providing server selection freedom.

  • Native scalability and support for all applications, regardless of computing demands. Requires no application level customization or complex scripting routinely found in conventional availability offerings.

  • Full automation and self-healing. everRun MX's prevention response requires no operator intervention, a trademark Marathon capability ideal for environments where staffing or server access is constrained, for example, in multiple remote locations.

Schedule a complimentary Availability Assessment and customized everRun MX demonstration by contacting Marathon Technologies at or calling 1.888.360.5484 in North America or +44 (0) 1344 706 241 in Europe.

About Marathon Technologies
Marathon keeps applications running for more than 3,000 companies in more than 30 countries. From email to electronic records, factory floors to trading floors, 9-1-1 call centers to emergency rooms, our everRun® application availability software proactively prevents application downtime. As experts in application availability, we've applied what we've learned from working with the world's leading companies and application providers to deliver innovative software and services that prevent downtime, eliminate data loss and reduce operational costs. For more information on ensuring non-stop business operations, please visit us at

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Chas Kielt
    Marathon Technologies
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    Rob Ciampa
    Marathon Technologies
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