Marathon Technologies Tackles Server Downtime
Marathon Technologies recently released everRun MX software is said to keep Windows servers and applications up and running without the need for specialized, fault-tolerant hardware. InfoStor reports that the everRun MX software provides fault tolerance and high availability for symmetrical multiprocessing (SMP) and multi-core CPU servers.
Based on Marathons ComputeThru technology, everRun MX is designed to reduce the need for system/VM restarts and data recovery/restore (although the company does recommend implementing standard backup and recovery procedures.) The software can be implemented with direct-attached storage (DAS), eliminating the need to deploy a SAN for high availability purposes (although everRun MX can also be used in conjunction with a SAN).
A lot of people approach high availability from a storage perspective, and deploy a SAN for fault tolerance, says Rob Ciampa, vice president of marketing at Marathon, but a SAN is expensive and doesnt provide full fault tolerance. everRun MX can eliminate the need for a SAN.
EverRun MX protects against all types of failure, including server (physical and virtual), software, I/O and storage.
Storage-specific features of the software include safeguards to protect storage and data against corruption during mirror copies, and the ability to add disks with pre-existing data to a protected virtual machine (VM).
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