Major Contract win for WANdisco

Software business WANdisco has secured a significant contract win with a major automotive multinational.

The group, which has a base in Sheffield, said the win had been achieved through its original equipment manufacturer sales partnership with IBM.

Under the agreement, IBM will deploy the WANdisco’s patented cloud service, WANdisco Fusion, rebranded as IBM Big Replicate, direct to the customer.

The agreement is valued at approximately $1m (£800,400) in royalties to be paid to WANdisco.

WANdisco Fusion will be used to ensure customer data is moved seamlessly between data centres and the cloud.

This deal follows a smaller order with a major European bank that IBM closed on behalf of WANdisco through the OEM sales partnership in the third quarter.

WANdisco chief executive David Richards said: “This is an extremely important contract win for WANdisco which demonstrates our OEM partnership with IBM is capable of delivering significant value for our business.

“This agreement has been secured on the basis that WANdisco Fusion was the only solution that could ensure complete data consistency without any downtime – which continues to distinguish us from our competitors.”

WANdisco designs software that allows companies to quickly search through vast amounts of customer data. Clients include Juniper Networks, Motorola, Intel and Halliburton.

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