VAR Repton has signed a deal with Marathon Technologies to resell its virtual server continuous availability products.
Marathon develops five-nines plus continuous availability, as well as complete fault and disaster tolerance, for Windows applications. The software is designed to work with Microsoft Windows Intel-based server hardware to create a virtual Windows application environment.
Greg Carlow, managing director of Repton, said IT malfunctions account for the majority of interruptions to business.
"Part of Repton’s strategy is to pick up on significant new technologies and introduce them to the market. We believe that Marathon is a significant new technology and as such will help us further develop our reputation for being at the forefront of new developments in the IT market place, further enhancing our position as trusted advisor.
"To a very large extent such malfunctions can be eliminated with Marathon technologies sever virtualisation products, preventing a productivity disaster happening in the first place. The ability to bring them [end-users] this has huge potential for us," he said.
Nick Turnbull, chief executive of Marathon Technologies UK, said it will benefit from Repton's appointment.
"We are delighted with this new relationship with Repton. Marathon will gain from Repton's experience of driving hot start-up technologies into large accounts," he said.
At the end of last year CRN reported that Repton could look to acquire up to nine companies this year, after Carlow quashed rumours that it was on the verge of being acquired itself (CRN 12 December).
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