SOURCE: Marathon Technologies

Marathon Technologies

June 08, 2009 08:30 ET

New Enterprise Strategy Group Research Delivers Tips on How to Get Best ROI From Using Server Virtualization for Enhanced Business Resiliency

Report Details How to Use a Combination of New Processes and Third-Party High Availability and Disaster Recovery Products to More Effectively Meet SLAs

LITTLETON, MA--(Marketwire - June 8, 2009) - Marathon Technologies today announced that a new research report from leading analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) identifies both the potential of server virtualization for enhanced business resiliency and the additional steps recommended to realize that potential. In the report titled "Business Resilience in Virtualized Environments," analysts Mark Bowker and Lauren Whitehouse explain:

--  The advantages and challenges of server virtualization for improved
    business resiliency
--  The limitations of the virtualization platform vendor's offerings for
    HA and DR
--  Misconceptions about common business resiliency terms such as high
    availability, fault tolerance and disaster recovery
--  How to use a combination of third-party solutions and new processes
    such as Virtual to Virtual (V2V), Physical to Virtual (P2V), Virtual to
    Physical (V2P) and Virtual to Cloud (V2C) to meet application Service Level
    Agreements (SLAs)

Marathon is making the full report available for a limited time here.

"As we've highlighted in the report, server virtualization offers the promise of improved application availability and faster disaster recovery," said Mark Bowker, analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. "But to achieve that promise, organizations need to modify their existing processes. They also need to keep in mind that while server virtualization can be a powerful enabler for better high availability and disaster recovery, the virtualization platform alone isn't enough to meet the requirements of all workloads. In many instances they'll need to implement additional third-party technology to match or improve their committed SLAs."

For more details, please download the report from Marathon here.

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," "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

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