LITTLETON, MA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/22/11 -- Marathon Technologies will showcase its everRun® MX always-on application availability software at DevConnections, the largest independent software conference for the Microsoft development marketplace. DevConnections includes SQL Server Connections, Microsoft Exchange Connections and SharePoint Connections, and runs from March 27 - 30, 2011 in Orlando, FL. Marathon Technologies will be located at booth 207. Ongoing demonstrations of everRun MX, the only fault tolerant application availability software that prevents failure of Microsoft SQL Server, Exchange Server, SharePoint, and Windows Server, will be provided. Complimentary copies of The SQL Server Availability Guide will also be available.

Meeting the Always-On Imperative Microsoft applications are doorways to a business, the tools for employees to do their jobs, and the engines that keep mission-critical operations up and running. To remain competitive and meet the needs of the always-on world, businesses must compute through any failure with zero downtime. This requires constant application availability. Today's users need and expect uninterrupted application access. Without application availability, business can quickly grind to a halt. Marathon Technologies and Microsoft have a longstanding partnership that makes it easy for companies to get cost-effective, easy-to-deploy, automated fault tolerance for their critical Windows applications.

Microsoft Windows has long been the world's dominant operating system, and the use of Microsoft applications is so prevalent that they are a critical part of business operations in many industries. everRun MX delivers continuous, uninterrupted availability of all market leading Microsoft Windows applications. Marathon Technologies' fault tolerant software completely automates failover and is entirely transparent to the Windows application, eliminating the need to modify applications or write and maintain complex scripts. Most importantly, only everRun MX meets the demands of a 24/7 business cycle by preventing downtime.

In contrast, traditional high availability products and approaches, such as replication and clustering, are "fail and recover" techniques that concede downtime and require error-prone, time-consuming manual intervention. These approaches introduce significant performance shortcomings that fail to meet the business imperative for always-on application availability. Other drawbacks include the cost and complexity of a shared storage area network (SAN) required by clusters.