Press Release

03 Sep 2015

WANdisco announces 14 Day free trial of WANdisco Fusion

The Hadoop continuous-availability leader makes latest version available for free evaluation download

WANdisco (LSE: WAND) a leading provider of continuous-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data, today launched a 14 day free trial version of WANdisco Fusion allowing users to easily evaluate the technology on their own Apache Hadoop deployments.

Large organizations use WANdisco Fusion’s patented replication technology to achieve continuous availability and performance with guaranteed data consistency across Hadoop clusters any distance apart. With its flexible architecture, WANdisco Fusion can deliver these capabilities across clusters running on the same or different versions of a single Hadoop distribution, as well as clusters running on mixed storage platforms including Cloudera, Hortonworks (NASDAQ: HDP), EMC (NYSE: EMC) and MapR, completely eliminating vendor lock-in.

In most large global enterprises, Hadoop environments are in a constant state of change due to frequent hardware and software upgrades, the addition of clusters at new locations, the continual rollout of new applications, changes in usage patterns, data migration projects and never-ending demands for improved performance. All of these factors put significant pressure on an organization’s big data infrastructure. Costly downtime and data loss are a frequent occurrence during any of these activities with the brittle solutions typically available. With WANdisco’s patented technology, the flexibility to dynamically bring servers and entire data centers online or offline, and redeploy them without losing access to applications or data during upgrades and migrations, is now a reality.

“WANdisco Fusion is critical for enterprises that won’t accept vendor lock-in and can’t afford the downtime and data loss that typically accompany migrations and upgrades in their ever-changing Hadoop environments,” said David Richards, WANdisco CEO and Co-Founder. "WANdisco Fusion’s flexible architecture enables them to handle all this change without any loss of functionality.”

WANdisco Fusion is the only solution for Hadoop Big Data deployments that delivers:

  • Local network speed read/write access to the same data across all locations, with support for selective replication to enable compliance with data locality regulations faced by global enterprises
  • 100% use of all compute resources to eliminate spending on idle backup hardware
  • The ability to ingest and analyze data immediately and in parallel across all locations
  • Cluster zoning to maintain quality of service for all users at the lowest possible cost by isolating the most resource-intensive applications to zones of high-end servers best suited to support them, without requiring expensive servers throughout the entire deployment
  • Seamless integration with no vendor lock-in between Hadoop clusters running on a mix of storage systems across multiple data centers any distance apart


WANdisco Fusion is available now. Visit to learn more and download a free evaluation.

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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WANdisco plc
Alexandra Gee
VP Marketing & Communications