Navis Case Study
"Prior to implementing Subversion MultiSite, we were having problems with downtime and missed deadlines. We really needed a fast, reliable solution that would provide 24-by-7 availability worldwide at every location."
– Stephen Schleiger, Director of IT, Navis
Navis, a subsidiary of Cargotec Corporation is the global technology standard for managing the movement of cargo through terminals, standing the test of time. Navis combines industry best practices with innovative technology and world-class services to enable our customers to maximize performance and reduce risk.
Before implementing Subversion MultiSite, Navis used the Apache Subversion svnsync repository mirroring tool. While svnsync worked initially, they eventually found themselves struggling with its limitations as their development organization grew and became more distributed.
The limitations that Navis encountered in their utilization of svnsync that led them to look for alternatives included the following:
Navis selected and deployed Subversion MultiSite to support over 500 users at six sites located in the US, Europe, Asia and the Middle East:
With Subversion MultiSite servers connected over a WAN synchronize immediately on every commit, or other write operation, so that repositories at every location are always exact copies of each other. Developers everywhere have full read and write access to the latest changes at local network speed. They are able to work as if they are one team at the same location. Built-in hot backup, failover and automated disaster recovery features eliminate downtime and data loss. These features can be leveraged to take servers offline for maintenance without disrupting users.
Subversion MultiSite is easy to install and can be deployed globally in a matter of hours. Once deployed, there's no retraining required because Subversion MultiSite is completely transparent to users. In addition, the entire implementation can be monitored and administered from a single site.