Press Release

16 Aug 2011

WANdisco’s uberSVN awarded 'Made in Sheffield' mark

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 WANdisco has today announced that its uberSVN system has been awarded the Made in Sheffield® mark. Sheffield in England is a name synonymous with quality production as far back as 1279 and it has been protected by law since 1624. Today, only companies who meet exacting criteria, operate within the Sheffield City Region and can demonstrate their commitment to producing high-quality products are awarded the mark.

WANdisco moved its European centre from London to Sheffield in 2008 and has since created almost 30 jobs in the region. WANdisco’s new product line – uberSVN - was designed, developed and is now hosted in the city. Since its launch in April 2011 the product has seen explosive growth with over 10,000 installations in less than 3 months.

With headquarters based in Silicon Valley, WANdisco is a global company bringing its expertise and worldwide connections to the city. This fantastic inward investment is further evidence that Sheffield has become a leading centre of creative and digital expertise.

WANdisco is a leading provider of distributed software development solutions with headquarters based in the US but with strong ties to Sheffield both professionally and personally.

David Richards, Chief Executive of WANdisco, said: “We take great pride in the fact that WANdisco has been awarded the Mark for uberSVN and that Sheffield is promoting the 21st Century diversity and excellence of companies based here. I was born and bred in Sheffield, with a family heritage in the steel industry so of course this means a lot to me.”

The Made in Sheffield accolade is a mark of excellence and quality for products originated from Sheffield. It is a Mark used across the whole city region, the area which was and is the home of many internationally renowned companies, world leaders in their own fields and closely associated with the City of Sheffield.

Charles Turner, Chairman, Made In Sheffield Mark, said: “WANdisco’s product engineering team here in Sheffield are a excellent example of the innovation and skills helping Sheffield City Region to succeed globally across many different industry sectors. We are delighted to award the Made in Sheffield Mark to WANdisco’s ‘uberSVN’ as it is a truly Sheffield product and one that it is already being used worldwide. It highlights and reflects the excellence in Sheffield not only in advanced manufacturing but also in all aspects of engineering and innovation.”

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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