Why svnsync Is Not Good Enough for Enterprise Global Software Development

If you’ve found your way to this article, you are likely already familiar with svnsync, a commonly used, free and open source tool for replicating Subversion repositories using the master-slave paradigm. What you might not know is that it’s far from the best solution for modern multi-site enterprise software development.

You don’t have to take it from me, however. Let our video and case study of Navis’ deployment of Subversion MultiSite make a more convincing argument on why they moved from svnsync.

In a customer’s own words:

“We were already using SVNSync, … we were frequently having to deal with repositories out of sync, … we didn’t see the stability just using the straight up SVNSync”

“We found that check-in times were up to ten times faster due to the fact that the repository was adjacent to the end user”

“One of the things we were quite surprised with was the actual ease of the implementation”

How does the WANdisco Subversion MultiSite product achieve this remarkable improvement over what would normally be a perfectly serviceable free tool?  A 20-page algorithm stands behind our patented, true active-active replication implementation. It’s proven to be mathematically ideal, so if you are using svnsync today, you’ll know our solution offers a step up in scalability, performance and data safety for your existing Subversion deployment.

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