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WANdisco Unveils Subversion MultiSite Software Appliance Based on Linux


January 12, 2009

WANdisco Unveils Subversion MultiSite Software Appliance Based on Linux

By Jayashree Adkoli
TMCnet Contributor


WANdisco, a provider of distributed software development solutions, recently launched its Linux -based Subversion MultiSite Software Appliance.

According to WANdisco, its Subversion -based MultiSite is a virtual software appliance that offers immediate, real and substantial benefits to IT organizations that are globally distributed.
In general, a virtual appliance is a software application that is pre-packaged with a fully supported ‘just enough operating system (JeOS)’, based on Linux. The application offers everything that is required for the deployment in a virtual machine.
WANdisco's software appliance does not rely on any hardware or software configurations and has the capability to run in any target virtualization environment including VMware ESX, Citrix XenServer, and Windows with Hyper-V. This helps in minimizing ongoing maintenance and administration costs of the organization as well as reduces deployment time.
WANdisco Subversion MultiSite Appliance is already pre-packaged with Apache, Linux (fully supported version), Subversion and company’s own multi-site replication technology. The multi-site replication technology enables distributed developers to collaborate at LAN-speed over a WAN. The software appliance has the capability to monitor and administer an entire multi-site implementation, from a single location.
With automatic updates for all appliance components, including Subversion, Apache, Linux and WANdisco, the company’s new software appliance is able to simplify ongoing maintenance and support as well as has eliminated the need for more one-off manual upgrades and patches, says company.
Recently, WANdisco partnered with rPath, a company with virtual appliance approach for application distribution and management. WANdisco picked rPath rBuilder and rPath Lifecycle Management Platform to automate the creation, configuration, management and maintenance of application images - for virtualized and cloud computing environments, said company.
Billy Marshall, founder and chief strategy officer of rPath, said: "WANdisco is the perfect example of an innovative ISV that understands the value of virtualization and the cloud, leveraging these technologies to deliver increased value to their customers by enabling them to do more with less. In an uncertain economic period, the ability to stretch resources and contain costs is critical."

Jayashree Adkoli is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jayashree's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Tim Gray

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