LITTLETON, Mass. -- Building on a goal to make virtualization and availability ubiquitous, Marathon Technologies Corporation today announced an expanded strategic partnership with Citrix Systems. The broader agreement involves tighter integration of Citrix XenServerTM and Marathon everRun® VM, and establishes Marathon as a preferred high availability partner. The newly expanded partnership includes closer sales and marketing collaboration, as well as validation of Marathon everRun as one of the first Citrix Ready high availability solutions. The results of these efforts will be turnkey, automated availability and disaster recovery solutions that deploy in minutes and work with little or no IT intervention. These solutions are ideally suited for both mid-market customers with very limited IT resources and larger customers who need to do more with less in a slowing economy, both of whom can reliably and confidently consolidate more of their applications.
The two companies are uniquely positioned to increase the adoption of virtualization and availability solutions above their current adoption levels. Citrixs open, ecosystem approach with Citrix XenServer allows customers to select best of breed ISV partner solutions to add enhanced functionality to their XenServer virtualization software platform. Marathon is providing turnkey, automated availability software to more than 1800 companies, approximately two thirds of which are in the mid-market and the rest mostly Fortune Global 500 companies.
Customer perception is that availability and DR solutions require a lot of IT resources to setup and maintain, as a result IDC finds most organizations have under invested when it comes to business continuity, said John Humphreys, Program Vice President, Virtualization Software for IDC. The combination of easy-to-use, tightly integrated virtualization and availability software could make HA and DR a practical reality for mid-market companies as well as broaden protection in larger companies.
Marathon Technologies Corp.