June 16, 2011 09:00 ET

WANdisco Makes Money Work Fast

Subversion MultiSite Enables Optiver to Trade Securities in Every Major Time Zone

SAN RAMON, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 16, 2011) - WANdisco, a leading provider of Apache Subversion-based software and services for the enterprise, has enabled Optiver's massive move from Australian Stock Market arbitrage to global trading on 40 exchanges using the impressive capabilities of Subversion MultiSite.

Initially developing software for the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), Optiver encountered significant issues when expanding their operations globally. Optiver's single Syndey-based Subversion server soon became obsolete when simultaneous development in Amsterdam and Chicago became a necessity. WANdisco's Subversion MultiSite now enables Optiver to deliver the software required to cover more markets around the world, faster than ever.

Optiver relies heavily on its software developers to rapidly deliver custom applications that give its traders a competitive edge in the various global securities markets they trade in. Slow, unreliable access to the Sydney server with developers losing hours every week because of unplanned downtime meant a new solution was essential.

WANdisco's installation of Subversion MultiSite in Sydney, Amsterdam and Chicago enabled 24-by-7 development around the world with over 200 developers accessing the latest changes at local area network (LAN) speed regardless of where they originate. The slow network performance and downtime previously experienced by Optiver has been eliminated.

"As a stock exchange trading company our success lies in our ability to respond to changes in market conditions as soon as they happen anywhere in the world," said Rajinel Prasad, Director of Software Development at Optiver. "We couldn't do it without WANdisco's Subversion MultiSite. Now we develop better software faster. This means we make more money faster."

David Richards, President and CEO of WANdisco, said: "We are really pleased that Optiver has been able to transform their business into a truly global operation thanks to WANdisco's Subversion MultiSite. Major financial services firms like Optiver choose WANdisco because they know we provide the only viable option that enables them to support software development across several time zones simultaneously with complete peace of mind, 100 per cent uptime and 24-by-7 support."

For full details on the Optiver case study go to

Subversion MultiSite

WANdisco's Subversion MultiSite has an array of impressive features including:

  • 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.

To watch a webinar showcasing the features of Subversion MultiSite go to:

A free evaluation download is available at:

For pricing and sales information, please contact your WANdisco sales representative at +1-866-846-0404.

WANdisco Breathes New Life into Apache Subversion With uberSVN

WANdisco recently launched uberSVN -- the new free open ALM platform for Subversion that's already had thousands of downloads. uberSVN gives users:

  • Freedom to choose the best open source and closed source applications for defect tracking, project management, build management, and other ALM functions and replace them at any time.
  • An easy to use web interface and model configuration - uberSVN includes rich Subversion system and user administration capabilities and a model configuration that take the hassle out of managing and deploying Subversion. Expert users can change the configuration anytime.
  • The first integrated social coding environment for Subversion. uberSVN is organized around development teams. Each team has its own home page that profiles the team members, lists the projects they're working on, repositories they're using and their latest activity and status. Team members can see each other's real-time progress by subscribing to Twitter-like feeds.

Learn more about uberSVN and get a free download at:

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 professional 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 Check.
  • Bug Buddy - A senior Subversion committer who champions customer enhancement requests.

WANdisco's Subversion support services are described in detail at: These services now cover both our standalone certified Subversion binaries as well as uberSVN. Both of these products can be downloaded for free at:

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

Information about enterprise-class support for TortoiseSVN can be found at:

About WANdisco
WANdisco is a leading provider of Apache Subversion-based software and services for the enterprise. The company's products include: uberSVN -- the open ALM platform for Subversion, Subversion MultiSite, Subversion Access Control and Subversion Clustering. Fortune Global 1000 companies such as AT&T, Intel, Honda, Nokia, 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:

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:

Subversion and the Subversion logo are trademarks of the Apache Software Foundation.

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