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  • May 07, 2013

    merge continuous delivery

    At Merge 2013, I heard a lot of fascinating talks from Perforce partners and customers about how they’re approaching their build and release automation. A lot of our customers are tackling continuous delivery – but this doesn’t mean they’re practicing continuous deployment.

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  • May 03, 2013

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    Like other Perforce partners, NetApp—provider of storage solutions for data protection and disaster recovery—was frequently referenced in Perforce customer presentations at Merge 2013. Understandably, they enjoy the opportunity to get face time with the tribe. "We absolutely love the conference. The networking is awesome, the content is excellent, and we have made a lot of connections," said Camille Kokozaki, industry manager for the Sunnyvale, CA-based company.

    Ravi Poddar, business solutions architect, describes why Perforce customers gravitate to NetApp solutions: "With our technology, you can create Perforce workspaces almost instantaneously irrespective of the number of size of objects in your repository. We use it internally at software development at NetApp where we have 450,000 objects, 100GB space, we're able to create that in less than a minute and deploy to up to 4000 developers in the company. A lot of your customers are our customers. They often already have the technology, they just have to deploy it."

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  • May 02, 2013

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    I've just returned from Merge 2013, The Perforce Conference, and once again I found myself incredibly energized by the amazing things that people around the world are doing with Perforce.

    I met users from all over the planet: Korea, Lebanon, Sweden, Austria, India, Australia, Canada, and more. It was very exciting to see all the different approaches and techniques.

  • April 29, 2013

    Perforce Director of Product Management, Furkan Khan, presenting at Merge 2013As you'd expect from a software company known for both its loyal customer base and its stellar customer support, Perforce listens. According to presentations at the Merge 2013 Perforce user conference, the company has been lending its ear quite a bit to the growing need for continuous delivery.

    As continuous integration and deployment automation become increasingly common, Perforce has shown how critical a role it plays in this area. Many Perforce customers—including the New York Stock Exchange, Salesforce.com and CCP games, to name just a few—have been practicing continuous delivery for years, thanks in large part to role played by Perforce...

  • April 25, 2013

    chris seiwaldWith its customers building products "from the chip to the cloud," Perforce is poised to expand its product portfolio with its most ambitious plans yet, said Christopher Seiwald, Perforce CEO and founder. Kicking off the Merge 2013 conference held April 24-26 in San Francisco, Seiwald’s keynote started with a humorous video of him spray-painting the word "Versionaries" on customers’ brands he encountered on his way to the conference. He also shared his enthusiasm for a family of new tools the company is unveiling to customers at the conference. But first, he emphasized the increasingly ubiquitous nature of Perforce version management services in a world where more and more companies are moving to continuous delivery. "You can't walk a city block without coming across a company that uses Perforce. The things our customers build with Perforce easily touch half the people on the planet," Seiwald told the conference delegates.

  • April 23, 2013

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    We’re known for the Star Wars and Indiana Jones movie franchises, but few people realize how much Lucasfilm uses the Force: Perforce. As Primary Perforce Administrator at Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd, I’ve been working with the force for over 10 years. At the Merge 2013 conference, I’ll explain the art of using Perforce proxies over a high-latency network to share large amounts of data halfway around the world.

    Though my primary motivation to speak on this topic was free admission to the conference, on a more serious note, we thought that this clever yet simple solution to global collaboration could help others.