GitHub Takes Aim at Downtime with DGit
DGit uses the sync mechanisms of Git to replicate GitHub's repositories across multiple servers to make the code hosting platform far less prone to downtime.
GitHub has rolled out a new feature that it claims will make the widely used code hosting platform far less prone to downtime. Distributed Git (DGit) uses the sync mechanisms of the Git protocol to replicate GitHub's repositories among three servers. Should one server go offline because of a mishap or for maintenance, traffic can be redirected to the other two.
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