WANdisco Keeps Phoenix Technologies at the Forefront

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Core System Software Development Enhanced by Eliminating Downtime and Dramatically Increasing Productivity for Hundreds of Developers Across the US and Asia

With Subversion MultiSite, servers at every location are fully readable and writeable and continuously in sync, which means the downtime and performance problems Phoenix experienced in the past have been eliminated.

WANdisco, the makers of Enterprise Subversion with the most active core developers from the project on staff, has enabled PC pioneers, Phoenix Technologies to step up their CSS development by implementing Subversion MultiSite servers in Taiwan and California to ensure round-the-clock development and elimination of downtime.

With uncompromised functionality and immediate access to the latest changes across two major global regions, Phoenix Technologies has reduced build cycles by more than 60 percent and eliminated problems associated with unreliable network performance and outages resulting in hours of development time being lost on a daily basis.

Prior to implementing Subversion MultiSite, Phoenix Technologies' 250 developers in Asia relied on regular checkouts exceeding 1GB from their US Subversion server. Because of time zone differences, network outages often meant that developers in Asia would lose up to a whole day if their work depended on the latest source code changes from the US.

Since deployment of WANdisco's class leading MultiSite product in Taipei (also accessed by development teams in Korea and Japan) and Milpitas, California (accessed by developers in Portland Oregon and Seattle, Washington), 300 developers across East Asia and North America now have access to the latest changes from everywhere immediately and simultaneously as if they were all working together at one location.

Dan Austin, Head of IT, Phoenix Technologies, said: "Before Subversion MultiSite, it wasn't uncommon for our entire development team in Asia to lose one or two days per month due to network outages and performance problems that prevented them from accessing the latest changes from the US. Now, WANdisco gives us dramatically improved reliability and performance, and keeps all of our locations continuously in sync. We're seeing serious time and cost savings in the development process."

David Richards, CEO and President of WANdisco, said: "With Subversion MultiSite, servers at every location are fully readable and writeable and continuously in sync, which means the downtime and performance problems Phoenix experienced in the past have been eliminated. We are delighted that WANdisco has helped this great technological leader of the PC age stay at the forefront of their sector. The availability of Subversion MultiSite 4.0 -- with major new enterprise capabilities, means that there are now even more benefits associated with this outstanding product."

WANdisco Subversion MultiSite 4.0 includes the following new features:

  • SSL support to encrypt all network traffic between development sites
  • High volume parallel transaction processing on large servers hosting multiple Subversion repositories
  • A silent installer that automates deployment across multiple development sites for faster implementation
  • Complete LDAP integration for distributed implementations.
  • RESTful API to allow external monitoring systems and scripts to query Subversion MultiSite's administration console, modify its configuration and invoke operations.

Read the full case study at: http://wandisco.com/customers/phoenix/case_study.php .

Enterprise-Class Subversion Support Services
WANdisco's Subversion support services are backed by a dedicated team of core Subversion development, QA and support professionals based at the company's offices in the US and the UK. As a result, all of WANdisco's Subversion support customers have access to secure, high quality live support and immediate fixes on a 24-by-7 basis regardless of where they're located. This is critical when problems arise and it's the reason so many organizations that want the same level of support available with commercial enterprise software switch to WANdisco. The team is led by Hyrum Wright, WANdisco's Director of Open Source. Hyrum has also been the release manager for the Subversion project since early 2008.

Support contracts include:

  • 24-by-7 Online, Phone and Email Support.
  • Guaranteed response times.
  • Global coverage from the United States and Europe.
  • Automated delivery of fixes and upgrades.
  • Technical Account Managers who act as a single point of contact for critical issues.
  • Security solutions that deliver automated access control and audit reporting.
  • Semi-annual Subversion system health checks.
  • Bug Buddy -- a senior Subversion committer who champions customer enhancement requests.

WANdisco's Subversion support services are described in detail at: http://www.wandisco.com/products/svn/support.php .

WANdisco also sponsors and contributes to the TortoiseSVN project, which develops the popular Subversion client for Windows. As a result, WANdisco is able to offer free downloads of the latest fully tested version of TortoiseSVN at http://www.wandisco.com/subversion/os/downloads .

Information about enterprise-class support for TortoiseSVN can be found at: http://www.wandisco.com/products/svn/tortoise/support.php .

Register Now for Subversion Live
Register now and take advantage of early bird pricing for Subversion Live, a series of one day conferences to be held at four locations in the US and Europe during February, 2011.

During these one day sessions for developers, administrators and IT managers, you'll find out what's coming next from the core Subversion developers building it. You will also spend time with experts who will show you how to get the most out of Subversion, whether you're just planning your first migration, or you've been using Subversion for years.

Further information and registration is available at http://www.wandisco.com/events/subversionlive2011 .

WANdisco Certified Pure Subversion Binaries Available for Free Download
WANdisco recently announced the release of its free certified pure Subversion 1.6.13 binaries for the most comprehensive set of platforms available from one source. WANdisco's certified pure Subversion binaries are only 6MB versus the massive 80MB packages of some vendors. Users aren't forced down the path of using proprietary defect trackers or any other software that they're not currently using with Subversion.

WANdisco's certified pure Subversion binaries easily integrate with any other open source or closed source software that can be integrated with Subversion. A free download is available at: http://www.wandisco.com/subversion/os/downloads .

Customers that combine a WANdisco Subversion support contract with WANdisco's certified Subversion binaries have the added benefit of automated access to the latest fixes and updates.

WANdisco Offers Free Online Subversion Training
WANdisco is currently offering a series of free online one-hour Subversion training classes between now and the end of the year. Registration for these classes is available at http://wandisco.com/webinar/subversion/training . WANdisco recommends early registration as space is limited.

Recent News and Resources
Free Download -- Subversion Open Source: http://www.wandisco.com/subversion/os/downloads
Subversion Professional Support: http://www.wandisco.com/products/svn/support.php
WANdisco Subversion Enterprise: http://www.wandisco.com/subversion

About WANdisco
WANdisco is a leading provider of infrastructure software for replication, scalability and high availability, and a corporate sponsor of the Subversion open source project with core developers from the project on staff. By using WANdisco's totally unique replication technology, software development can now occur anywhere without any constraints. Fortune Global 1000 companies such as AT&T, Honda, NTT and Motorola rely on WANdisco's suite of source code management solutions. 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. WANdisco is also a corporate sponsor of the open source Subversion project, and plays an active role with core developers from the project on staff. 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 .

About Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
Phoenix Technologies Ltd., the leader in core systems software products, services and embedded technologies, pioneers open standards and delivers innovative solutions that enable the PC industry's top system builders and specifiers to differentiate their systems, reduce time-to-market and increase their revenues. The Company's flagship products -- Phoenix SecureCore Tianoâ„¢ and Embedded BIOS® -- are revolutionizing the PC user experience by delivering unprecedented performance, security, reliability, continuity, and ease-of-use. The Company established industry leadership and created the PC clone industry with its original BIOS product in 1983. Phoenix has over 200 technology patents issued and pending, and has shipped firmware in over one billion systems. Phoenix is headquartered in Milpitas, California with offices worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.phoenix.com .

Phoenix, Phoenix Technologies, Phoenix SecureCore Tiano, Embedded BIOS and the Phoenix Technologies logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Phoenix Technologies Ltd. All other marks are the marks of their respective owners.

About Subversion
Apache Subversion (SVN) is a version control system initiated in 2000. It is used to maintain current and historical versions of files such as source code, web pages, and documentation. Its goal is to be a mostly-compatible successor to the widely used Concurrent Versions System (CVS). In a 2007 report by Forrester Research, Subversion was recognized as the sole leader in the Standalone Software Configuration Management (SCM) category and a strong performer in the Software Configuration and Change Management (SCCM) category. Subversion is released under the Apache License, making it free software.

For more information, please visit us at http://subversion.wandisco.com .

Colin Wood
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