The new version consists of Marathon's basic fault-tolerant SMP package, everRun MX, but it now integrates directly with CA's ARCserve replication feature to provide 24/7 application availability.
High-availability application provider Marathon Technologies Nov. 2
started shipping a new version of its everRun MX Extend data center
software that integrates natively with CA Technologies' replication.
The new version consists of Marathon's basic fault-tolerant SMP
package, everRun MX, but it now integrates directly with CA's ARCserve
replication feature to provide 24/7 application availability.
Marathon, which has more than 3,000 enterprise customers worldwide,
claims to provide business continuity with everRun MX Extend by
combining fault tolerance and disaster recovery into the same package.
This protects enterprises from localized system failures and catastrophic site disasters, Marathon CEO Jim Welch said.
everRun MX Extend is designed not only to prevent localized failures
but also to deliver remote failover capabilities, Welch said. This
feature helps customers to restore business operations from a
geographically distant "hot site" in the event that the computing
infrastructure at a primary business location becomes completely
disabled, he said.
By removing both operational and economic constraints for continuous
uptime, the new combination of Marathon and CA technologies results in
complete application and data protection for any
organization--regardless of staffing constraints, budget or location,
"The term 'disaster recovery' invokes images of hurricanes, tsunamis
and terrorist events, which is the reason many senior IT executives
often view DR preparedness as an expensive insurance policy for rare
events," Forrester Research Principal Analyst and Research Director
Stephanie Balaouras wrote in a recent report.
"But it turns out that disaster declarations and subsequent site
failovers are not rare because most of them are caused by mundane
events such as power failures, IT failures, human error, and localized
flooding. This has created a shift in focus from DR to IT service