Alternative Technology, Inc., an Arrow Electronics, Inc. company and leading specialty distributor of thin-client/server-based computing, edge infrastructure, virtualization, and security solutions, today announced an agreement to distribute Marathon Technologies everRun® fault-tolerant, high availability software for physical and virtual server environments.
Marathon’s everRun software is for IT professionals at midsize companies and enterprises who want to prevent outages and data loss in their physical and virtual infrastructures. everRun provides fault-tolerant, high availability for Citrix® XenServer™ and Windows Server 2003 to deliver uninterrupted availability, 100 percent data protection, and rapid recovery through a “one-click” operation. Unlike bolt-on failover, cluster, or data replication products that place the burden on the IT professional to manage and ensure high availability and disaster recovery, everRun software is completely automated. It makes high availability and disaster recovery easy to manage and cost effective for both midsize companies and enterprises.
Included is Marathon’s recently announced everRun VM, the world’s first automated, fault-tolerant, high availability software for server virtualization that is integrated with Citrix XenServer. The combination of Citrix XenServer high-performance, easy-to-use virtualization hypervisor with the proven automated availability of Marathon’s everRun software enables more organizations to deploy virtualization across a much broader array of applications.
“Marathon’s everRun software is an important addition for our community of Citrix resellers in North America, who are focused on delivering virtualization solutions,” said Tom Zorn, senior vice president, Alternative Technology. “everRun’s patented Compute-Thru® technology is designed to prevent application downtime and data loss in customers’ Citrix virtual infrastructures. Resellers can sell and install everRun VM on top of an existing XenServer 4.1 Enterprise or Platinum Edition installation, or they can sell an everRun VM - XenServer 4.1 Enterprise Edition bundle, and rely on the high level of support our resellers have come to expect from us and our partnership with Citrix. Alternative Technology does not separately distribute XenServer from Citrix.”
“Alternative Technology brings substantial channel and market reach in the Citrix community and a strong reputation for providing leading solutions and technical services for virtualization," said Steve Keilen, vice president of marketing at Marathon Technologies. “We look forward to working with Alternative Technology to drive new opportunities and to bring our award-winning high availability and disaster recovery software to enterprise customers through their extensive channel relationships in North America.”
Customers who want high availability protection for their applications running on Windows Server 2003 can install everRun HA and everRun FT. Fifteen-day evaluation units are available by contacting Alternative Technology.
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 percent 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.
About Alternative Technology
Alternative Technology is a leading specialty distributor for value-added resellers who need products and services targeted at thin-client/server-based computing, edge infrastructure, virtualization, security, and wireless markets. Driving the widespread adoption of leading-edge technologies by bridging the gaps between products and services to solve critical business problems, Alternative Technology identifies business issues that are key to its markets and offers multivendor solutions that drive demand back through its reseller partners. Alternative Technology, headquartered in Englewood, Colo., has offices in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Carlsbad, Calif., and Mississauga, Canada. Alternative Technology is a wholly owned subsidiary of Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions, which is a business segment of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW). For more information, e-mail: sales[.]AltTech.com or call toll-free: 800.544.7674 (USA), or 866.240.9991 (Canada).
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