Press Release

03 Dec 2013

WANdisco enhances global collaboration and productivity for leading digital solutions and services provider Altech Multimedia

WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a leading provider of high-availability software for global enterprises to meet the challenges of Big Data and distributed software development, announced that leading digital broadcast, broadband and telecom solutions and services provider Altech MultiMedia has deployed SVN MultiSite to provide LAN-speed access, continuous availability, global disaster recovery, and simplified administration to its worldwide distributed development teams using Apache Subversion.

Altech MultiMedia’s teams are distributed around the globe, including locations in South Africa, India, Australia, and Germany, managing more than 10 software development projects at any given time. Prior to implementing SVN MultiSite, Altech’s developers, as well as its partners in Russia, experienced slow check-in and checkout times accessing distributed repositories.

Altech needed a cohesive distributed source code management system that would eliminate latency and enable its teams to collaborate more effectively. After completing a trial of WANdisco SVN MultiSite with repositories in South Africa and Australia, the company added more repositories around the world, allowing the company to leverage all of its worldwide developers across every project.

With SVN MultiSite deployed, the organization has eliminated the lost productivity associated with developers waiting for code at the time of checkout and check-in. Developers in all locations now enjoy LAN-speed performance and access to the most up-to-date changes, and servers are continuously synchronized automatically.

“With SVN MultiSite, it’s a change from wait times of hours down to minutes which is certainly an improvement in productivity,” said Kamal Maken, Platforms Department Manager for Altech MultiMedia.

SVN MultiSite has also simplified Altech's global repository management by giving administrators access to the entire deployment from a single dashboard. “I have the dashboard open daily to see how the check-ins are doing. As far as watching SVN MultiSite closely, there’s no need, it just works. I don’t need to give it much attention unless there’s a new server to be deployed, which is also very simple,” said Lloyd Lowe, System Administrator for Altech MultiMedia.

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, and learn more about SVN MultiSite and SVN MultiSite Plus.

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