Windows Server 2008 will benefit from cost-effective fault tolerance via a partnership between Microsoft and Marathon Technologies Corporation. The two companies announced that their existing collaboration was extended with a focus on satisfying the fault tolerant and high-availability computing needs for business customers. According to the duo, the agreement will span across both the development and marketing aspect of the marriage between Windows Server 2008 and Marathon solutions.
“Marathon has been working for years to take the complexity and cost out of fault tolerant computing to bring business resiliency to the mainstream,” Gary Phillips, president and CEO of Marathon Technologies, explained. “This expanded relationship with Microsoft will help provide customers with practical fault tolerance for Windows Server 2008 today, and for those customers wishing to consolidate mission critical, Windows-based applications on Hyper-V in the future.”
Due to the new level of integration between Windows Server 2008 and Marathon everRun, business users will be able to enjoy streamlined processes of setup and deployment, to easily choose between availability levels, and also to benefit from component-level and system-level fault tolerance protection, when it comes down to mission-critical applications. The two companies indicated that corporate customers using Windows Server 2008 and Marathon everRun in combination in their information technology and datacenter infrastructures would be able to take advantage of fault tolerant computing for virtual environments via future versions of Hyper-V.
“Our work with Marathon sets a course for more customers to deploy Windows-based applications, both virtual and physical, on cost-effective fault tolerant systems,” Mike Schutz, director of product management, Windows Server division at Microsoft Corp, added. “Marathon has been delivering fault tolerant solutions for Windows Server for more than 15 years. This work represents the value of Microsoft’s ISV ecosystem to our customers, which allows software ISVs like Marathon to develop Windows-based solutions, so customers can confidently use technology as a business advantage.”