Press Release

07 Nov 2013

WANdisco dramatically boosts developer productivity and eliminates downtime for leading technology provider to the financial services industry

 WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development, announced that a leading global provider of information management and electronic commerce systems for the financial services industry has deployed SVN MultiSite to address productivity losses across its globally distributed development organization caused by poor network performance and outages for remote developers accessing Subversion. After investigating a number of solutions for improving its software development process, WANdisco SVN MultiSite provided the answer to the company’s developer productivity and Subversion server availability challenges.

With more than 500 software developers across three locations in the United States, India, and Central America logging into the same Subversion server, performance and availability were frequent problems, particularly for developers in India.  The company estimated daily productivity losses were often as high as 60 percent.

The organization deployed WANdisco SVN MultiSite at two of its three sites, enabling LAN-speed collaboration and allowing all of its developers to work as if they were at one location. With SVN MultiSite, all repositories are fully readable, writeable and continuously in sync.

WANdisco SVN MultiSite removed the single point of failure inherent in their previous implementation of Subversion, providing continuous availability to the entire development organization worldwide with disaster recovery and automatic failover across the sites. Recovery is automatic and immediate if one of the servers goes down, planned or unplanned. When it comes back online it immediately re-synchronizes with the others without administrator involvement.  The entire implementation can be monitored and administered from a single location in the US.

“SVN MultiSite is failsafe,” said the company’s director of IT. “If a site in the US were to go down in the old scenario, we would have had to shut down until we fixed it, but we have failover with WANdisco and immediately could redirect to another site in the case of a server outage. We would not be out of business.”

He continued. “Developers no longer wait over an hour to check in code. I used to get one or two emails a day saying that a developer had lost work, had to redo something entirely, or missed a deadline. Lost productivity and bandwidth problems are no longer an issue.”

A recent Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) Report  completed in July 2013 revealed that SVN MultiSite delivered a return on investment (ROI) of 357% with a payback period of less than two months.  The subject of the study was a Fortune 500 company with annual revenues of over $5 billion that had deployed SVN MultiSite two years earlier. Forrester’s TEI methodology measures costs and cost reduction, and weighs the enabling value of a technology in increasing the effectiveness of overall business processes. Read the full report here.

Read this WANdisco customer case study and others here.

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