Press Release

29 Dec 2015

WANdisco announces two major new Big Data contract wins for its flagship fusion product

Major US Financial Services Firm and Global Telecommunications Leader now use WANdisco Fusion for continuous Hadoop availability, scalability and performance

WANdisco (LSE: WAND) a leading provider of continuous availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data, today announced two of the largest deals ever for its flagship Fusion product for Hadoop, with a combined value of well over one million dollars. These two new contracts comprise an initial sale to a well-known US financial services firm, and a major expansion deal with an existing customer that is also one of Europe’s largest mobile carriers. Both customers use Fusion to meet stringent SLAs (service level agreements) for their production business applications deployed on Hadoop.

The financial services customer, one of the largest life insurers in the US, faces stringent regulatory and business requirements for guaranteed data consistency and availability across multiple data centers. Without a large IT staff dedicated to Hadoop support, they also required a solution that was easy to administer with automated disaster recovery to eliminate downtime and data loss. After extensive evaluation, they selected WANdisco Fusion over the backup and recovery solutions offered by the leading Hadoop distribution vendors, as well as those from several major hardware vendors that not only couldn’t match its capabilities, but also came with much greater cost and complexity.

The telecommunications customer, one of Europe’s leading mobile carriers, initially selected WANdisco’s big data technology for continuous availability in 2013 after moving to Hadoop to streamline their service activation system, previously spread across multiple applications and databases. Recently, they expanded the system to new data centers and migrated to a new Hadoop distribution, leveraging Fusion to avoid the downtime and business disruption these activities normally entail. After migration, they found WANdisco Fusion’s platform independent architecture and ability to scale enabled it to work seamlessly in their new environment.

“These customers operate in regulatory and business settings with the most demanding SLAs for availability, scalability and performance,” said David Richards, CEO and co-founder at WANdisco. “They also want flexible, future-proof solutions that impose minimal administrative overhead and avoid vendor lock-in, given the dynamic nature of the Hadoop market. Their decision to purchase after extensive evaluation is further proof that WANdisco Fusion is the only solution available that not only meets, but exceeds large enterprise requirements for moving Hadoop from the lab into full-scale production.”

Both companies appreciate WANdisco Fusion’s flexible, easy-to-deploy architecture that eliminates Hadoop downtime and data loss, and enables them to avoid Hadoop vendor lock-in. WANdisco Fusion can be implemented across mixed storage environments, including Oracle BDA, IBM Big Insights (NYSE: IBM), Cloudera, Hortonworks (NASDAQ: HDP), EMC (NYSE: EMC) and MapR. WANdisco recently announced Fusion support for replication to the most widely used cloud storage platforms for migration to cloud, hybrid burst to cloud and streaming backup without downtime or disruption. With all platforms, the functionality is the same.

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