Founded by veterans of Digital’s VAX fault-tolerant systems group, Marathon developed a software-only
version of its fault-tolerant cluster technology in 2004, and added support for virtual servers in 2007.
Marathon’s everRun VM products have won acclaim (including a recent VMworld Best of Show award) for their
ability to help IT ensure availability to end users. That award is even more interesting given that Marathon’s products today
work with Xen virtual environments, not VMware’s. “VM high availability will be a significant concern in 2008 as
virtualization technology improvements allow more high-end enterprise applications to run inside virtual machines,” says
Burton Group senior analyst Chris Wolf.
Marathon’s betting that mid-market CIOs in particular will like the affordable nature of this high availability and disaster recovery technology.
everRun VM (high availability and disaster recovery)