P4P, the Perforce Proxy, provides fast local access to versioned files at remote sites. With P4P, remote users can quickly access versioned content.
Setting up a proxy requires minimal configuration and maintenance and no backups. Using a proxy is transparent to users, with no additional licensing costs. Thanks to this simplicity, most organizations deploy one or more proxies.
Lighter Shared Load
P4P offloads file transfer work from P4D, the shared versioning service. And proxies don’t just make end users happier: They can supply versioned files to build farms and other automated processes.