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Marathon Technologies Selected in " 2008 Products of the Year" for Bringing Fault-Tolerant, High Availability to Server Virtualization


everRun VM Recognized with Bronze Award in Data Protection Category – 12th Industry Accolade for Automated and Effective High Availability Software for Virtual Servers

Littleton Mass. – Marathon Technologies, the only provider of fault-tolerant, high availability software for physical and virtual servers, announced today that its everRun VM software has been named a bronze medal winner of the “ 2008 Products of the Year” in the data protection category. The award, which was presented by the editors of TechTarget’s Data Center and Virtualization Media, recognized Marathon’s everRun VM for its unique ability to provide fault-tolerant, high availability “at low cost and with little overhead.”

“Protecting sensitive data and systems is a chronic pain point for IT, and virtual environments are not exempt,” wrote Alex Barrett, news director, in the Jan. 26 announcement. “Judges gave the Bronze to Marathon Technologies’ everRun VM, whose fault-tolerance software for Citrix XenServer (and eventually Hyper-V) brings mission-critical levels of availability to virtualized environments -- at low cost and with little overhead.”

everRun VM is the world’s first fully automated, fault-tolerant, high availability software for server virtualization. everRun VM enables companies to:

* Prevent outages and data loss in their virtual infrastructures
* Bring server virtualization’s cost and energy saving benefits to business critical and other production applications
* Deploy high availability and disaster recovery protection across the company – especially mid-market companies with no protection today

“In 2007 the company won’s Best New Technology category for its everRun FT for XenEnterprise,” wrote staff. “Some companies have actually defected from VMware to Citrix XenServer because it works with everRun fault tolerance. According to a judge for our Data Protection category, while everRun is ‘strictly a fault-tolerance product, it does its job well.’”

The awards were judged by the editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts, and consultants. Judges selected the eight “Products of the Year” from among enterprise Data Center and Virtualization-related products introduced and shipped after October 31, 2007 and before November 1, 2008. Awards were granted based on product innovation, value, performance, reliability and ease of use.

“This honor marks the twelfth major industry award we have received in the last 18 months,” said Gary Phillips, president and CEO of Marathon Technologies. “By driving the cost and complexity out of fault-tolerant, high availability we’re making it possible for companies of any size to get much greater protection at a very affordable price. We are committed to delivering effective high availability and disaster recovery software to help companies reduce costs and ensure the availability of their applications.”

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With more than 2000 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 or specialized IT skills. Organizations using everRun achieve continuous availability, 100% data protection, and rapid disaster recovery – all through “one-click” operation. In the past 18 months, the company has been awarded more than a dozen major industry accolades including the “Best of VMworld 2007 – New Technology” award for bringing fault tolerant, high availability to virtual servers. named Marathon Technologies one of “10 Virtualization Vendors to Watch in 2008.” The company was also recognized as a 2008 Computerworld Honors Program Laureate and named a winner in eWEEK’s Eighth Annual Excellence Awards Program. For more information visit


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