Press Release

09 Aug 2012

Navis selects WANdisco’s Subversion MultiSite to support sevelopment between Global sites

Global Leader in Technology for Managing Cargo Movement Goes 24-by-7, Eliminates Downtime and Implements WANdisco’s Subversion MultiSite for Over 500 Worldwide Users

navis.png WANdisco (LSE: WAND) a leading provider of Apache Subversion-based software and services for the enterprise, and a corporate contributor to the Subversion project has announced that global logistics technology leader Navis - a subsidiary of Cargotec, has experienced a 10x improvement in Subversion performance and achieved 24-by-7 uptime across all of their development sites after implementing WANdisco's Subversion MultiSite.

Navis combines industry best practices with innovative technology and world-class services to manage the movement of over 25% of the world’s cargo containers through major ports worldwide. Navis recently replaced svnsync – the tool they had used to mirror Subversion repositories to all of their development sites, with WANdisco’s enterprise-class Subversion MultiSite product. After implementing Subversion MultiSite, Navis reported:

  • 10x faster check in and checkout times.
  • 24-by-7 availability with no downtime – including maintenance periods.
  • All locations receiving immediate access to the latest version of the repository.
  • Dramatically improved collaboration between their globally distributed development teams.
  • Low administrative overhead as the entire implementation can be managed from a single location.

"Prior to implementing Subversion MultiSite, we experienced problems with downtime and our developer productivity," said Steven Schleiger, IT Director, Navis. "Check-in and checkout times were particularly problematic at remote sites. Our previous solution also didn't meet our requirements for continuous integration. We needed and found a fast reliable solution from WANdisco that provided 24-by-7 availability for all of our sites."

WANdisco has recently published a case study of the Navis implementation detailing the challenges faced with svnsync and how they implemented Subversion MultiSite to overcome these obstacles - taking their development organization to a new level.

Subversion MultiSite combines WANdisco's one-of-a-kind replication technology and intelligent load balancing software to ensure that a central Subversion server is no longer a single point of failure, ensure that users at every site globally have access to the latest changes. A free download of Subversion MultiSite is available from WANdisco’s website.

About Navis

Navis, a part of Cargotec Corporation, is the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, standing the test of time. Navis combines industry best practices with innovative technology and world-class services to enable our customers to maximize performance and reduce risk. Whether tracking cargo through a port, automating equipment operations, or managing multiple terminals through an integrated, centralized solution, Navis provides a holistic approach to operational optimization, providing customers with improved visibility, velocity and measurable business results.

About Apache Subversion

Apache Subversion (SVN) is a version control system initiated in 2000. It is used to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly-compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS). In a 2007 report by Forrester Research, Subversion was recognized as the sole leader in the Standalone Software Configuration Management (SCM) category and a strong performer in the Software Configuration and Change Management (SCCM) category. Subversion is released under the Apache License, making it free software. For more information, please visit:

Subversion and the Subversion logo are trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation.

About WANdisco

WANdisco is the world leader in Active Data Replication. Its patented WANdisco Fusion technology enables the replication of continuously changing data to the cloud and on-premises data centers with guaranteed consistency, no downtime and no business disruption. It also allows distributed development teams to collaborate as if they are all working in one location. WANdisco has an OEM with IBM as well as partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Google Cloud, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle to resell its patented technology. WANdisco also works directly with Fortune 1000 companies around the world to ensure their data can give them the real insight they need.

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Alexandra Gee
VP Marketing & Communications