Real-time replication for multi-site version control

CVS MultiSite leverages WANdisco's unique replication technology to eliminate the single point of failure and performance bottleneck of typical central CVS server architecture. As a result, widely distributed development teams are able to work collaboratively as if in one location. CVS MultiSite can be implemented standalone, or in combination with CVS Clustering, or CVS Access Control.


uptime guaranteed

for global business continuity


repository synchronization

providing LAN-speed access to the same data at every location



for read and write operations across the enterprise

Key features of CVS MultiSite

CVS MultiSite offers features that enable global business continuity and eliminate the need for third-party backup and recovery solutions.

Automated 24/7 business continuity

CVS repositories become mirrors of each other, providing continuous hot-backup. Hot deploy features enable servers to be added or taken offline without interrupting usage for other sites.

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Parallel transaction processing

Each repository has its own transaction queue, allowing replicated transactions to be processed in parallel across multiple repositories for improved performance and control.

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Optimize performance by region

Follow-the-sun option allows performance to be optimized for each development location's normal working hours.

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Flexible implementation

Can be implemented with a single server at each site, or installations of CVS Clustering at each location can be combined into a global WAN Cluster.

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Silent installer

Non-GUI installer automates deployment for faster implementation and minimal downtime when new servers are added.

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Centralized management

Easy administration and management from a single location.

Additional features:

  • Real-time repository sync on every commit for read and write operations
  • LAN-speed performance at every location
  • Centralized repository administration and management
  • Instant conflict resolution reduces QA and rework
  • Checkouts and all other read operations are local—no WAN traffic is generated
  • Automated backup and recovery eliminates data loss
  • During an outage, users are automatically routed to the closest available servers

Low cost, high return, enterprise-level performance

WANdisco's multi-site products offer dramatic cost savings over operating with no multi-site solution and using a central server with remote developers connecting over the WAN.

Cost and time savings

LAN speed across the WAN improves productivity, reduces development cycles, improves quality, and lowers costs.

Improved infrastructure performance

Intelligent load balancing optimizes performance by routing requests to servers best suited to handle them.

Seamless deployment

Every CVS repository is fully replicated and writable, providing an out-of-the-box High Availability / Disaster Recovery (HA/DR) solution.

The impact of CVS MultiSite across the enterprise

CVS MultiSite benefits for developers

Get access to everything you need

Repositories at every site are readable as well as writeable for the entire code base.

Get the job done faster

Experience LAN-speed performance for both read and write operations.

Share progress as it’s made

No need to hold back commits until the end of the day or week, repositories are always in sync.

Eliminate additional workload

No need to set up site-specific branches or extra merge operations to avoid conflicts.

No more working in silos

Commit and check out the same files simultaneously and resolve update conflicts as they occur, instead of days or weeks later.

Use the tools you’re familiar with

CVS functionality doesn't change after CVS MultiSite is implemented.

Your work is never lost

Recovery is automatic after a network outage or server crash. No manual recovery needed.

CVS MultiSite benefits for administrators

No additional hardware required

Normally installed on the same server as CVS, so no additional hardware is required.

Easy installation

Intuitive browser interface makes configuration simple. Multiple sites can be up and running in no time.

No change in client configuration

Transparent implementation means client configurations don't change.

Less maintenance

No need to set up site-specific branches or extra merge operations to avoid conflicts.

Automated features for easy administration
  • Built-in self-healing capabilities for hands-off disaster recovery.
  • Automatic synchronization for new servers or existing servers brought back online.
  • Automatic replication with each write operation and guaranteed consistency across all sites.
Centralized administration

All sites can be administered from a single location.

CVS MultiSite benefits for managers

Significant savings

Significant cost savings are a result of reductions in: development time, downtime, administrative overhead and network bandwidth usage.

Teams no longer work in silos

Development tasks no longer have to be partitioned based on geography, or time zone constraints because of technical limitations.

More efficient use of global talent

The most talented developers can work together regardless of location, resulting in higher quality in less time.

No retraining for teams

Developers and administrators continue to use the clients and tools they're familiar with.

Peace of mind

No downtime and data loss with automatic recovery and failover – no human intervention or additional third party backup and recovery solutions required.

Consistent security enforcement

When CVS MultiSite is used with CVS Access Control, security configuration is replicated to all sites automatically as are any changes. This enables consistent security policy enforcement across all sites.

Proven technology

Fortune Global 1000 companies as well as startups find that WANdisco's MultiSite solutions pay for themselves many times over during the first year of use.

Compare CVS MultiSite to:

WANdisco Central CVS Server Svnsync Subversion 1.5 Write-Through Proxy Rsync IBM ClearCase MultiSite Perforce Borland Star Team WAN accelerators
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