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9 JANUARY 2014

Pitney Bowes selects WANdisco for 100% global uptime and source code availability

WANdisco Protects Pitney Bowes Against Downtime and Data Loss with SVN MultiSite

hereWANdisco (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 Pitney Bowes has selected its SVN MultiSite solution to standardize best practices across its globally distributed development team, eliminate downtime, improve network speed, and ensure the security and backup of its source code data.

WANdisco SVN MultiSite enabled Pitney Bowes, a leading provider of customer communication technologies, to improve productivity by providing an updated copy of repositories at each location and reducing network latency while protecting against failure and availability issues with its patented active-active replication technology. With SVN MultiSite, all 1,300+ developers around the globe, at sites in the United States, United Kingdom, India, and Australia, have LAN-speed access to up-to-date source code, reducing wait times for developers and allowing for continuous contribution to the code base. SVN MultiSite also provides conflict resolution and solves the company’s backup issues.

“WANdisco SVN MultiSite’s unique active-active replication resulted not only in a dramatic improvement in productivity and reduction in project completion times, but also enabled us to streamline our source code management processes by providing our distributed teams the ability to work together instead of waiting for code at check-in,” said Jacqueline Brown, Director of Global Engineering Services for Pitney Bowes. “With a distributed team, if they’re all writing simultaneously and seeing changes, the code is higher quality because we’re able to adapt to merge conflicts more quickly.”

SVN MultiSite also provided Pitney Bowes with continuous hot-backup and automatic failover for all locations. In instances of both planned and unplanned downtime, recovery is automatic and instant so when a server comes back online, it immediately synchronizes with the others in the cluster, undetectable to users. “In the past, if a server went down, developers couldn’t work. With SVN MultiSite, when a server goes down, users simply connect to other servers,” said Brown. “With a cluster of nodes around the world, we’re not worried about losing data if a site goes down because it’s accessible on the rest of the nodes.”

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.

For additional information, please visit www.wandisco.com.

Contact:
WANdisco plc
Alexandra Gee
VP Marketing & Communications
alexandra.gee@wandisco.com