P4 Blog

  • March 25, 2016

    We are elbow-deep in a platform switch here at Dolby Labs. As admins, we wondered if our current filesystem could be preserved on the same hardware with a new OS, and if so, would we want to? Would we see the same performance? And if so, what was that performance? Could we do better with a new filesystem?

  • March 24, 2016

    We turned some heads this year at GDC 2016 in San Francisco. While we may have had extra cool swag courtesy of local talent from Oaklandish, a fresh new look on our booth, and a happy hour complete with awesome flashing cups, at the end of the day our biggest take away was the same as usual - we were so happy to see you!

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  • March 22, 2016

    There is no denying that DevOps has shaken up the world of developing and deploying software. And with all the buzz around new techniques, tools and technologies, it’s easy to think your company is the only one not deploying hundreds of times a day.

    However, there are age-old aspects of software delivery that DevOps doesn’t magically solve, particularly when it comes to release engineering and application lifecycle management. Is there a golden balance between automation and manual interventions? If ALM divides the application lifecycle into phases, can it co-exist with DevOps, which sees the entire development process as one cycle?

  • March 18, 2016

    Here at MathWorks, introducing edge servers with broker routing capability played a pivotal role in scaling our development. Setting up a local server that handles 90 percent of the load from remote offices has dramatically freed up the commit server and distributed the load among edge servers, considerably improving the overall performance of the remote offices. 

  • March 14, 2016

    There are LOTS of great reasons to attend MERGE 2016, the Perforce Conference. In addition to the 8 we've listed below, we're offering a FLASH SALE. Sign-up by Friday, March 18 and you'll save $200 off the registration fee. Use promo code: stpaddy 

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  • March 11, 2016

    I’m a big fan of personally handling the stuff I know, but for everything else I prefer to pay others. While my wife or I can manage the checkbook, for high finance we’ll call a broker.

    P4D does what it does very well. The scalability and reliability are impressive. But it doesn’t do everything and that’s where we call P4Broker.

    Brokers decide where things such as money or P4 requests should go, and how. At Cirrus Logic, we’re big fans of making the Helix experience as seamless as possible for the user. Handling new and changed functionality via P4Broker helps us do that.