Key Information Systems Teams with Marathon Technologies as Exclusive Exhibit Partner to Introduce New v-Available Initiative to Server Blade Summit 2007 Attendees

New Marathon high availability offering will complement Key’s core expertise in HA, fault tolerance and virtualization.

Editor Highlights:

New Marathon high availability initiative for virtual environments is important addition to Key’s portfolio of HA and FT solutions
Key’s Server Blade Summit booth #400 will feature IBM BladeCenter servers, VMware and Marathon virtualization software
Key has played integral role in development of 2007 Server Blade Summit and is Premier Sponsor of the event

Woodland Hills, CA – April 26, 2007 – Key Information Systems, a leading technology firm in the western United States, is teaming up with Marathon Technologies as the exclusive exhibit partner to introduce the new Marathon v-Available initiative to attendees at the Server Blade Summit May 1-3 at the Anaheim Marriott in Anaheim, CA.

v-Available™ brings Marathon’s mainframe-class everRun™ high availability technology to virtual environments and is the first solution that will provide companies with reliable protection for critical virtual workloads.  This breakthrough announcement comes at a critical time for the mainstream adoption of server virtualization, which has achieved a less than ten percent deployment rate on x86 servers to date, according to leading analyst firm IDC.

With this new initiative, Marathon is enabling companies of any size to take advantage of fault tolerant, high availability and disaster recovery solutions for virtual machines simply, at low cost and with complete confidence.  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.

“Marathon Technologies is a recognized leader in high availability and one of our strongest solution provider partners,” said Pete Elliot, Key’s Director of Marketing.  “We are very pleased to have the opportunity to help them introduce this significant new offering in the ideal forum of the Server Blade Summit with its focus on virtualization.”

Key’s exhibit in booth #400 at the Server Blade Summit will also feature the latest in blade virtualization technology with IBM BladeCenter servers running VMware virtual infrastructure software and consolidation tools for achieving significant system flexibility, scalability, cost savings and management efficiencies.  A Premier Sponsor, Key has been deeply involved in developing the focus and content for the Summit.  Key will also host a book signing by IT industry veteran and analyst Barb Goldworm with her brand-new book, Blade Servers and Virtualization: Transforming Enterprise Computing while Reducing Costs.

For more information on Key Information Systems, contact Pete Elliot, Director of Marketing, toll-free at 877-442-3249, direct at 818-737-2804, or via email at

About Key Information Systems, Inc.
Key Information Systems is a leading technology firm in the western United States, specializing in solutions for corporate infrastructure, business continuity and storage.  Key is an IBM Premier Business Partner, AVNET Premier Business Partner and Microsoft Certified Partner.  The company also integrates solutions including Brocade, Novell, Marathon Technologies, VMware.  Key’s high-availability, fault-tolerant solutions are backed by a complete range of professional services including critical assessment, financing, systems integration, installation, training and maintenance.  With one of the most knowledgeable and best trained teams in the industry, the company has been listed as one of Inc. magazine’s Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in Los Angeles and has received Leadership, Beacon and Fast Track Awards from IBM as well as a Top Partner Award from AVNET.  Corporate headquarters are in Woodland Hills, CA, with additional offices in San Francisco, Newport Beach and Phoenix, AZ.  An IBM-authorized Business Partner Innovation Center is maintained at the Woodland Hills location.  For more information, contact Key Information Systems, 27100 Oxnard St., Suite 250, Woodland Hills, CA 91367, 877-442-3249,,

About Marathon Technologies
Marathon Technologies Corporation is driving the convergence of high availability and virtualization technologies through its v-Available™ initiative.  Marathon is the only company to deliver a complete range of automated, mainframe-class availability and disaster recovery software solutions for all essential Windows applications.  The company’s everRun™ product family protects businesses by ensuring continuity of operations in virtual and physical environments.  Marathon is a privately held, venture-backed corporation based in Littleton, Massachusetts, USA, with offices worldwide.  For more information please visit, or call 978-489-1100 or 888-682-1142.