Skip to main content

10 Virtual Companies to watch out for

I'm sure there are more but Network world picked up a few:

Let us check out Marathon technologies. I had promised to help our Marathon friends with some tips on glossary. Anyways this is what they do:

Headquarters: Littleton, Mass.

What does the company offer? EverRun high-availability/fault-tolerance software, which integrates with XenSource's XenEnterprise software and runs on a two-node network of Windows machines. It keeps the machines in lock step so that if a component or software fails on one, the other keeps running, eliminating downtime.

Why is it worth watching? "Going forward, we see high availability and disaster recovery for business resiliency as key reasons why organizations will deploy virtualization software," says John Humphreys, an IDC program director. "There is huge market appeal for technology . . . that addresses both planned and unplanned downtime in virtual environments."

How did the company get its start? The founders, who had developed Digital Equipment's VAX FT fault-tolerant systems, created technology that lets multiple Wintel servers operate as a single fault-tolerant system. In 2003, the company implemented its technology in software.

How did the company get its name? "Marathon" was chosen because it conveys the idea of running with endurance and resiliency.

Management: CEO Gary Phillips has more than 20 years of experience in senior management for high-technology firms, including Avaki (now Sybase), Bowstreet (now IBM), BroadVision, BBN Technologies, NCR and Wang Laboratories.

Funding: $26 million in four rounds, from Atlas Venture, Longworth Capital, Presidio STX and Sierra Ventures.

Who's using the product? MAN Nutzfahrzeuge Group and Wellcome Trust, as well as pharmaceutical manufacturers and television networks.



so you're a VC, better check them all out.





















NW is carrying the article.

Comments

  1. Hi Tarry,

    Thanks for sharing our initiative with your readers. We appreciate your insights on us and more importantly the virtualization industry as it crosses over the horizon. Looking forward to your feedback on our glossary! Thanks Again.

    -Tim Eckles
    Director Marketing, Marathon Technologies

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Get Vyatta Virtual Appliance, now VMware certified!

We all know Vyatta, don't we?

Vyatta, the leader in Linux-based networking, today announced that its open-source networking software has received VMware Virtual Appliance Certification, thereby providing customers with a solution that has been optimized for a production-ready VMware environment. The company also announced it has joined the VMware Technology Alliance Partner (TAP) Program. As a member of TAP, Vyatta will offer its solutions via the TAP program website. With the Vyatta virtual appliance for VMware environments, organizations can now include Vyatta’s router, firewall and VPN functions as part of their virtualized infrastructure.

Vyatta combines enterprise-class routing and security capabilities into an integrated, reliable and commercially supported software solution, delivering twice the performance of proprietary network solutions at half the price. Running Vyatta software as virtual appliances gives customers many more options for scaling their data centers and cons…

3PAR adds native LDAP support to simplify administration

3PAR®, the leading global provider of utility storage, announced today native support for lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP). Support for LDAP enables centralized user authentication and authorization using a standard protocol for managing access to IT resources. With 3PAR’s support for LDAP, customers are able to now integrate 3PAR Utility Storage--a simple, cost-efficient, and massively scalable storage platform—with standard, open enterprise directory services. The result is simplified security administration with centralized access control and identity management.

“3PAR Utility Storage already provides us with a reliable, shared, and easy-to-use consolidated storage platform,” said Burzin Engineer, Vice President of Infrastructure Services at Shopzilla. "Now, with 3PAR support for LDAP, managing security commonly--across all our resources, including storage--is also simple and efficient.”

Press Release

DeepLearningTrucker Part 1