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Marathon Technologies Launches Industry's First System-Level Fault-Tolerant Software for Virtual Environments and Comprehensive Windows Availability Platform

Marathon Technologies today announced two new high availability software products, everRun® VM Lockstep for Citrix® XenServerTM and everRun 2G, that help bring fault-tolerant computing to the mainstream. everRun VM Lockstep for Citrix XenServer is the industry’s first system-level fault-tolerant software-only solution for virtual environments. For the first time, organizations can run mission critical applications that require zero downtime and zero data loss on virtual servers – without special hardware. everRun 2G is Marathon’s next generation availability software platform developed to combine and extend the capabilities of their successful everRun HA and everRun FT products.

everRun VM Lockstep - Industry’s First VM System Fault-Tolerant Software
everRun VM Lockstep for Citrix XenServer is the industry’s first software-only product that provides full system-level fault-tolerant protection to applications running in virtual machines delivering zero downtime. If an entire server fails, everRun VM Lockstep ensures the application continues to run on another server in the virtual pool without disruption. This system-level protection eliminates downtime and data loss, and prevents transaction loss making it the first virtual server solution to satisfy zero-transaction-loss regulatory requirements. With the addition of system-level fault tolerance to everRun VM, Marathon now fulfils the promise of ‘dialable’ availability that can be tailored by VM workload from auto-restart high availability to full system fault tolerance. The new everRun VM software works with the free enterprise-ready, cloud-proven version of Citrix XenServer and Citrix Essentials™ for XenServer™, delivering industry-leading value to the market.

The combination of the new everRun VM and Citrix XenServer software is designed to benefit customers in the following ways:

  • Organizations can run their most essential business critical - and now mission critical applications - on virtual servers
  • With everRun VM and XenServer, virtualization and availability can be deployed for a lot less money and managed with considerably less IT resources
  • With everRun VM and Citrix Essentials for XenServer, midmarket companies have a robust, reliable virtualization platform alternative

“Fault tolerance for x86 server virtualization is one area where VMware can’t claim dominance across the server virtualization marketplace,” said Mark Bowker, analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group. “The combination of Citrix XenServer and Marathon everRun is not only on par, but a step ahead of VMware’s current solutions.”

everRun 2G – Most Comprehensive, Automated Windows Availability Platform
everRun 2G, the successor to Marathon’s widely deployed everRun HA and everRun FT, is the most comprehensive high availability software for Windows Server environments. Responding to customer requirements, everRun 2G supports:

  • Any Windows application – 32 or 64-bit - without modification or scripting
  • Single or multiple workloads
  • Full storage, networks, systems and data protection
  • Three levels of selectable availability: Automated high availability, component-level fault tolerance and system-level fault tolerance
  • Local or geographically separated continuous availability
  • Local disk, shared-disk, SAN

The new software carries over all of everRun’s automated availability features that ensure more reliable availability that costs less to operate and maintain:

  • Automated setup – installs in 30 minutes or less
  • Automated configuration monitoring – no need to reconfigure when updating applications
  • Automated fault detection and management – built-in self testing increases reliability and decreases TCO

The combination of everRun 2G’s comprehensive and automated protection is designed to benefit customers in the following ways:

  • Eliminates costs, complexity, risks of multiple point solutions
  • Gives organizations the flexibility to tailor individual application’s availability with resources and budget
  • Enables organizations to extend high availability & continuous availability to more applications, locations and users

“Our customers consistently tell us how everRun ‘just works as advertised,’ without IT intervention,” said Gary Phillips, president and CEO, Marathon Technologies. “Our new products, everRun 2G and everRun VM Lockstep, bring fault-tolerant computing to the mainstream market by delivering a unique combination of reliability, simplicity and value.”

Availability and Public Demonstration
The new version of everRun VM and everRun 2G will be available within the next 30 days through Marathon’s worldwide network of ISVs, OEMs and channel partners. Marathon will be demonstrating these new products in a live webinar, April 29th, 8:00 am PDT, 11:00 am EDT, 3:00 pm GMT. Register for the webinar here.

Published Monday, April 20, 2009 7:24 AM by David Marshall
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