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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 11. MultiSite Administration

Following up on the previous chapter, understanding MultiSite administration cannot hurt. On the contrary, it helps lifting unreasonable expectations: people with an experience of centralized or disconnected systems may assume synchronous behavior (that the data is in sync) without really needing it or without considering the implied cost (in terms of waiting). Asynchrony in ClearCase MultiSite actually protects the user from depending upon remote (thus both slow and often out-of-reach) resources and events. A good understanding of the difference between latency and bandwidth is a valuable asset in a world where the latter is both well advertised and increasing regularly, and the former is often overlooked ...

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