Software-based fault tolerant solution for SMP/multi-core servers and applications

EverRun MX from Marathon Technologies ensures continuous uptime and application availability for systems that have to run 24/7 without interruption.

10/06/2010


Marathon Technologies, a provider of network availability solutions, has announced the release of everRun MX, which it characterizes as the industry’s first software-based fault tolerant solution for symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) and multi-core servers and applications. Marathon says that with everRun MX, any organization can turn standard servers into hardened, fault tolerant platforms that prevent application downtime and eliminate data loss, critical requirements for systems that must operate without interruption.

“Marathon’s everRun MX solves one of the most technically challenging problems in computing: scalable fault-tolerance across multi-core server architectures,” said Simon Crosby, chief technology officer, Datacenter and Cloud Division, Citrix, a Marathon business partner. “The implications for application availability are profound: every Windows-based application can be emancipated from downtime.”

Jim Welch, Marathon’s president and chief executive officer, says that this new platform is cost effective enough for even smaller users. He explains, “everRun MX is a major technological achievement that shatters the price/performance barrier that prevents organizations from truly being always on. We call this application availability - and we’re taking it mainstream. For years, too many organizations have settled for a complex patchwork of recovery-oriented solutions. everRun MX, offering complete application availability, blows that all away with a unified, prevention-based approach. We’re removing the complexity, risk, and economic constraints so no organization – large, small, local or remote – will have to settle for less.”

Key attributes of everRun MX include:

• World class application availability through downtime prevention instead of recovery. Full SMP/multi-core fault tolerant and redundant operation across servers eliminates risks associated with system/VM restarts and data recovery.

• No hardware lock-in. It runs on commodity servers, not specialized equipment. It immediately leverages hardware innovations while providing server selection freedom.

• Natively scales and works with all applications, regardless of computing demands. Requires no application level customization or complex scripting routinely found in conventional availability offerings.

• Fully automated and self-healing, everRun MX’s prevention response requires no operator intervention, ideal for environments where staffing or access is constrained.

“Marathon’s everRun software was the only solution that had exactly what I needed right out of the box, including fault tolerant support for multi-processors, easy snapshot capabilities, and the freedom to choose the hardware that best fit my applications and environment,” said Mike Rische, senior electrical project engineer, PPG Industries. “In addition, the automated failover and synching features are essential for my manufacturing environment, staffed mostly by non-IT employees, where manual failover solutions are not practical.”

www.marathontechnologies.com

Edited by Peter Welander, pwelander@cfemedia.com

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