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September 26, 2012

Stratus Technologies Announces Acquisition of Marathon Technologies

Stratus Technologies (News - Alert) Inc., a global provider of products and services focused on protecting critical applications from system downtime, has successfully completed the acquisition of the assets of Marathon Technologies Corporation, a privately-held developer of application availability solutions.

This acquisition will help Stratus to benefit from an expanded partner ecosystem, a broader software portfolio, and a larger and more diverse customer base.

With the inclusion of the Marathon everRun line – including Marathon everRun MX, the world's first software-based, fault tolerant solution to support multi-core/multi-processor Microsoft (News - Alert) applications – Stratus's position as the leading provider of availability solutions will now strengthen.

"Marathon has been a strong and productive Citrix partner," said Andy Cohen, VP of Strategic Development and Investments, Citrix. "Marathon everRun MX, which is built on Citrix XenServer, now becomes part of a larger group of technology innovators who are committed to application availability and customer satisfaction."

In addition to this acquisition, Stratus has also made some new product introductions. By putting a great emphasis on software-based initiatives, Stratus will push the boundaries of IT systems availability and deliver an expanded portfolio of enterprise solutions to improve the affordability and accessibility of fault-tolerant computing.

"The Marathon everRun portfolio and the Stratus hardware and software offerings comprise the most complete set of availability solutions ever offered by our industry. There is virtually no requirement for uptime we cannot meet," said David C. Laurello, Stratus Chairman and CEO. "By adding software fault tolerance and increasing the size of Stratus's software business through this acquisition, we have accelerated our ability to deliver a total software solution to the marketplace."

In related news, Stratus Technologies, Inc. announced the expansion of its operations in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States.

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Edited by Braden Becker

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