March 2007
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Relationship Extends Marathon’s Presence in Key Growth Markets; Furthers Marathon’s Global Channel Program

Littleton, Mass., — March 6, 2007 — Marathon Technologies Corporation, the leading provider of high availability software for Microsoft® Windows® environments, announced today that it has renewed its partnership with Tridium Inc., the leading provider of software technology for device-to-enterprise applications and Internet-enabled solutions. Under terms of the agreement, Marathon everRun FT will be available through Tridium’s Vykon Reseller Channel. Vykon, which provides a suite of products and enterprise applications powered by the Niagara Framework®, targets specific application needs for enterprises in key markets including data centers, hotels, airports, industrial plants and universities.

Working through its Vykon distribution channel, Tridium will offer Marathon everRun FT to companies looking to ensure its critical business applications are up and running. In addition, Marathon and Tridium will also engage in joint marketing efforts that will highlight both companies’ offerings and their commitment to providing reliable, cost efficient solutions.

“We are pleased to have partnered with Tridium, a relationship that will help to drive our growth in key vertical markets,” said Kristen Robinson, vice president of sales at Marathon Technologies. “We will continue to expand our global reseller network through partnerships with companies like Tridium that have built strong reputations for delivering top quality products and services.”

Marathon’s everRun line of high availability products protects Microsoft Windows applications from leading sources of downtime while eliminating the need for costly and complex failover processes, specialized applications, or proprietary server hardware. Turnkey, automated, and simplicity are the cornerstones of the everRun line, which uses embedded intelligent policy management to resolve faults and failures. The primary benefit to the end user is that applications continue to ComputeThru® platform faults and failures, without needing to modify or script the application.

“It is critical for large businesses, operating multiple locations, to ensure that business applications are always up and running, “ said Marc Petock, director of marketing at Tridium Inc. “With Marathon’s everRun FT solution, we are able to provide our partners and customers with a cost-effective solution that meets these needs and is extremely reliable. Customers using Marathon’s high availability solution have expressed tremendous satisfaction in everRun’s ability to ensure critical applications are continuously available.”

About Marathon Technologies
Marathon Technologies Corporation defines what’s next after clusters -- Infinite Availability™. Moving beyond traditional high availability, Marathon sets a new standard for application availability using its patented virtualization technology that embraces off-the-shelf servers, Windows and business process applications. Marathon’s everRun™ product family delivers a completely automatic path to application availability, liberating busy IT professionals from unnecessary complexity. Marathon is a privately held, venture-backed corporation based in Littleton, Massachusetts, USA, with offices worldwide. For more information please visit

About Tridium Inc.
Tridium, a global software and technology company, is the inventor of the Niagara Framework®, a software framework that integrates diverse systems and devices - regardless of manufacturer, or communication protocol - into a unified platform that can be easily managed and controlled in real time over the Internet using a standard web browser. Niagara is an extensible platform that supports the rapid development of a wide range of Internet-enabled products and device-to-enterprise applications.

Tridium markets its products to value-added resellers, original equipment manufacturers and a network of Tridium Systems Integrators. For more information please visit


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