7 NOVEMBER 2012
WANdisco awarded U.S. Patent for Core Active-Active Data Replication Technology
("WANdisco" or the "Company")
WANdisco Awarded U.S. Patent for Core Active-Active Data Replication Technology
WANdisco (LSE: WAND), a leading provider of global collaboration software to the software development industry, announces that, after a thorough examination process, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) has allowed the Company's U.S. Patent Application, which will protect the Company's core replication technology. The patent application was allowed on November 6, 2012. The allowed patent application, entitled "Distributed computing systems and system components thereof"covers fundamentals of active-active replication over a Wide Area Network ("WAN”). The patent states that "unlike conventional solutions, the multi-site computing system architecture does not rely on a central transaction coordinator that is known to be a single-point-of-failure." The patented technology is incorporated in WANdisco's product range, including Subversion MultiSite, which is used by leading companies such as HP, Barclays, McAfee, Honda and Wal-Mart for globally distributed software development.
The directors believe that this technology can be deployed in many other technology verticals including the Big Data market, which according to Wikibon is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 58% between now and 2017 or from $5 billion to over $50 billion.
Commenting on the patent, David Richards, WANdisco Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said:
"I am delighted the USPTO has allowed WANdisco's patent, which we believe to be a breakthrough in the field of data replication. This patent validates our leadership in distributed computing and our belief that no other company can achieve active-active replication over a Wide Area Network. We believe this patent is far reaching and will change storage area networks and their application. Presently, we have integrated this technology into our version control systems for software engineers and have plans, as previously stated, to apply the technology in the Big Data market - today's patent decision re-confirms our belief, as the leader in this field."
For further information please contact:
David Richards, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Nick Parker, Chief Financial Officer
via FTI Consulting
+44 (0)20 7831 3113
Matt Dixon / Sophie McMillan / Jon Snowball
Panmure Gordon & Co.
+44 (0)20 7886 2500
Fred Walsh / Giles Stewart (Corporate Finance)
Adam Pollock, Charles Leigh-Pemberton (Corporate Broking)
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.
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