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Perforce Software this week proffers forth the Perforce versioning engine on VMware vCloud Air. Well, it's VMworld 2014 this month so it's rude not to announce something that sidles up next to VMware technologies in some form isn't it?

The software provides repositories that serve as a "single source of truth" for all global development assets. There is dogfooding here; i.e., Perforce uses VMware vCloud Air to support its own global development.

The performance of Perforce deployed on vCloud Air was identical to its on-premises deployment using similar resources — vCloud Air allowed Perforce to set up a secure environment with the same skill set used to manage enterprise environments. The combined result is a hybrid on-premises and public cloud environment that provides the security, visibility, and compliance required when dealing with business-critical intellectual property.

"IT organizations need to speed up product release cycles to address critical business needs more quickly without jeopardizing security," said Ajay Patel, vice president of Application Services, vCloud Air, VMware. "Perforce running on VMware vCloud Air allows globally dispersed developers working in a hybrid deployments (on-premises or off-premises) to securely collaborate throughout the development lifecycle, reducing both errors and wasted development time."

Perforce enables Continuous Delivery to keep software in a releasable state at all times and says that key versioning requirements for the practice include having a single repository for all enterprise assets, scalability to support highly automated processes, support for collaboration across multi-functional teams, and visibility across all projects.

VMware vCloud Air is a dedicated hybrid cloud service operated by VMware, built on the trusted foundation of VMware vSphere. The service supports existing workloads and third-party applications, as well as new application development, giving IT a common platform for seamlessly extending its data center into the cloud.

"VMware vCloud Air is an ideal platform for Perforce since it provides the same enterprise-grade security and performance both on-premises and at cloud locations across the globe," said Christopher Seiwald, founder and CEO of Perforce. "With VMware vCloud Air we can spin up new resources to support the development lifecycle as demand increases and we get the same performance advantages we've had with our on-premises systems."


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