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Jerry Melnick

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Following the XenServer HA announcement, we’ve been approached with questions like “How exactly does XenServer HA work?” and “How does XenServer HA and everRun VM work together.” Rather than respond ourselves we thought it would be best to point to a few fellow bloggers who have already answered these questions. First, here’s a good post written by Anil Madhavapeddy at Citrix discussing how the overall architecture of XenServer HA works. Second, Scott Lowe has put together a great summary of why Citrix and Marathon worked together to develop XenServer HA. If you want more details, please leave us a comment. ... (more)

How Virtualization is Changing the Way We Think About Availability

Analyst firm The 451 Group has just released some very interesting findings about virtualization and availability in a recent report by Chief Analyst John Abbott. Some of the key take-aways include: • Virtual infrastructure can form the basis of fully automated availability processes. Availability becomes a default property of the virtual machine. • ‘Dial up’ levels of availability can be implemented, depending on the requirements of specific applications or departments. • If a system restore is required after a disaster, it’s usually much easier and much quicker to restore a virt... (more)

Citrix XenServer Makes the Grade with the Burton Group

The Burton Group recently completed a certification review of Citrix XenServer 5.5 with Citrix Essential 5.5 Platinum Edition. After reviewing XenServer against extensive production-ready criteria (27 required features, 42 preferred features and 24 optional features—these guys are thorough!) the Burton Group team found that XenServer is enterprise-production ready. Chris Wolf, virtualization expert and Senior Analyst at the Burton Group, said on his blog that “XenServer has demonstrated itself as a virtualization platform worthy of the demands of large scale enterprise environme... (more)

Interview with DABCC Radio

Douglas Brown of www.dabcc.com recently interviewed Michael Bilancieri, Senior Director of Products and Tom Reed, Senior Systems Engineer. Michael, Tom, and Doug discuss the Marathon everRun high availability solution, what's new, how it works, how it adds value to Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V, and much more.   Listen the Show ... (more)

Marathon Names Jim Welch as President and CEO

In case you missed it, we announced this week that Jim Welch, former IBM VP and GM, has joined Marathon as our new Presdient and CEO. To learn more about Jim and the future direction of the company under Jim’s leadership, be sure to check out some of the recent press coverage: Xconomy, "Marathon Hopes to Go the Distance with New CEO" Mass High Tech, "IBM vet Jim Welch named CEO at Marathon Technologies" ZDnet, "Conversation with Marathon Technologies" Worcester Business Journal, "Marathon Hires Former IBM Exec As CEO" ... (more)