WANdisco Plc WAND WANdisco Awarded U.S. Patent

  WANdisco Plc (WAND) - WANdisco Awarded U.S. Patent

RNS Number : 4928Q
WANdisco Plc
07 November 2012

7 November 2012

                                 WANdisco plc


                        ("WANdisco" or the "Company")


                               WANdisco Patent


     WANdisco Awarded U.S. Patent for Core Active-Active Data Replication


Sheffield, UK & San  Ramon CA -  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, Intel, 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."

About WANdisco

WANdisco (LSE: WAND) is a leading provider of Apache Subversion-based software
and services for the enterprise. The company's products include: uberSVN - the
new 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: http://www.wandisco.com.

For further information please contact:

WANdisco plc:
David Richards, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer      via FTI Consulting
Nick Parker, Chief Financial Officer
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)

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