WANdisco’s uberSVN awarded 'Made in Sheffield' mark
Sheffield, UK - 16 August 2011 - 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.”
WANdisco is a leading provider of Apache Subversion-based software and services for the enterprise. The company’s products include: uberSVN - the new open ALM platform for Subversion, Subversion MultiSite, Subversion Access Control and Subversion Clustering. Fortune Global 1000 companies such as AT&T, Intel, Honda, Juniper Networks and Motorola rely on WANdisco's Subversion solutions for enterprise-class performance, scalability and 24-by-7 availability. A recent Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) study of WANdisco's Subversion MultiSite revealed a 167% return on investment with a nine-month payback period. Subversion is recognized by Forrester as the sole leader in the Standalone Software Configuration Management (SCM) category. For more information, please visit us at: http://www.wandisco.com
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