SOURCE: Marathon Technologies

September 14, 2007 14:56 ET

Marathon Technologies Wins "Best of VMworld Award" for Bringing Fault Tolerant-Class Availability to XenEnterprise v4

Unique Partnership With XenSource Earns Best New Technology Award for Developing the Industry's First Fault Tolerant Virtual Machines

LITTLETON, MA and PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2007) - Marathon Technologies Corporation, the leading provider of automated, fault tolerant-class availability solutions for virtual and physical environments, and XenSource, Inc., the leading provider of enterprise-class virtualization solutions based on the open source Xen hypervisor, today announced that Marathon's everRun for XenSource's XenEnterprise v4 was named a "Best of VMworld Award" winner. Editors at TechTarget Inc.'s SearchServerVirtualization.com™ selected Marathon as a winner in the "New Technology" category for its innovation in bringing fault tolerant-class availability to virtual environments for the first time. Marathon showcased everRun™ for XenEnterprise v4 fault tolerant machines at the show, and will ship the industry's first fault tolerant-class virtual machine software solution in early 2008.

everRun for XenEnterprise v4 delivers on the promise of v-Available™, Marathon's first-of-its-kind initiative to provide companies of all sizes with effective availability software for virtual servers. Server consolidation can result in the server becoming the single point of failure for multiple applications, making the implications of downtime much greater. everRun for XenEnterprise enables organizations to eliminate this risk by providing redundant virtual machines, and in turn, fault tolerant virtual environments.

"By integrating everRun with XenEnterprise, Marathon is enabling customers of any size to get simple, enterprise-grade virtualization solutions with FT-class application availability," said John Bara, vice president of marketing at XenSource. "This is another example of how XenSource is working with partners to ensure XenEnterprise seamlessly integrates as the virtualization platform for a wide range of high-performance, best-in-class solutions."

The software-only solution, which sits on top of XenEnterprise v4, runs on standard x86 servers and eliminates expensive hardware or costly modifications of organizations' applications. The solution also provides a simplified approach to virtual server availability by completely automating setup, configuration, fault detection and policy management.

"We are honored to have been selected as a 'Best of VMworld Award' winner at the premier show for virtualization technologies," said Gary Phillips, president and CEO of Marathon Technologies. "This tightly integrated solution will enable the convergence of virtualization and availability in one completed integrated software solution."

Marathon's everRun line of fault tolerant software 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, automated, and simplicity are the cornerstones of the everRun line, which uses embedded intelligent policy management to prevent application downtime. 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. Network World recently named Marathon Technologies one of "ten virtualization companies to watch."

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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 XenSource, Inc.

Founded by the inventors of the open source virtualization engine known as the Xen™ hypervisor, XenSource is the leading provider of enterprise virtualization solutions based on Xen™. Companies worldwide deploy and trust XenSource products to increase resiliency and reliability of their business operations, improve the speed and agility of their IT investments, improve security and realize the TCO savings that result from server consolidation, increased utilization, and reduced complexity in the datacenter. For more information, visit http://www.xensource.com.

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