SOURCE: Marathon Technologies

June 16, 2008 08:30 ET

Marathon Technologies Wins eWEEK Excellence Award for Bringing Fault-Tolerant, High Availability to Server Virtualization

everRun VM Awarded Seventh Major Industry Accolade for Filling Market Need With Automated and Effective High Availability Software for Virtual Servers

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - June 16, 2008) - Marathon Technologies, the only provider of fault-tolerant, high availability software for physical and virtual servers, announced today that it has been named a winner in eWEEK's Eighth Annual Excellence Awards program. Marathon was awarded the distinction in the infrastructure software category for developing everRun VM, the world's first fault-tolerant, high availability software for server virtualization. everRun® VM addresses one of the major factors that has limited the broader adoption of server virtualization -- a lack of automated and cost-effective high availability technology for virtual environments.

The award follows several other major industry accolades for Marathon in the past two months including the 2008 Laureate by IDG's Computerworld Honors Program, 2008 Massachusetts Innovation & Technology Exchange (MITX) Award Finalist and "Best of Tech-Ed 2008" finalist.

everRun® VM is the world's first automated, fault-tolerant, high availability software for server virtualization. The combination of Citrix XenServer high-performance, easy-to-use virtualization hypervisor 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/press_release.html?id=612&rand=298861961.

"We are honored to be named a winner in the Eighth Annual eWEEK Excellence Awards, which recognizes innovative and effective technologies for enterprise IT," said Gary Phillips, president and CEO of Marathon Technologies. "This award is yet indication that Marathon is recognized as a leader and expert in the virtualization and availability space. Marathon is committed to delivering automated and effective high availability and disaster recovery software solutions that enable our customers to prevent outages and data loss instead of merely planning for recovery."

The eWEEK Excellence Awards program provides the benchmark by which enterprise IT professionals can assess a wide range of technology products and services. A panel of eWEEK editors judged the entries this year and applied their industry and technology expertise to evaluate hundreds of products and services entered into the program. The entries were evaluated on:

--  Innovation
--  Practical integration of emerging technologies
--  Suitability to task
--  Cost effectiveness
--  Potential for helping companies create business efficiencies
--  Manageability
--  Potential for helping companies develop competitive advantage
--  Secureability
    

Winners were announced in a special report in the June 9 issue of eWEEK and online at eWEEK.com.

About Marathon Technologies

With over 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. The company won a "Best of VMworld 2007 - New Technology" award for bringing fault-tolerant availability to virtual servers. CIO.com named Marathon Technologies one of "10 Virtualization Vendors to Watch in 2008." And the company was recognized as a 2008 Computerworld Honors Program Laureate. For more information visit www.marathontechnologies.com.

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