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IBM Rational ClearCase 7.0: Master the Tools That Monitor, Analyze, and Manage Software Configurations by Tatiana Shpichko, Marc Girod

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Chapter 5. MultiSite Concerns

Not everybody is concerned with distributed development. However, it is wise to anticipate the move to a multisite environment, and to ensure that it would not result in a major discontinuity. There are many scenarios, most of which unpredictable from the developers' point of view, in which a MultiSite environment may become relevant: outsourcing, acquisitions, mergers, splits. It is important to note that some of them are incompatible with a central point of control. It is thus wise to design for flexibility.

Other concerns may lead to partition one's network, and to design a MultiSite solution, even on the same physical site. We'll see some issues related to performance in the next paragraph.

Imagine at any rate that ...

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