Perforce and Assembla Partner to Deliver a Cloud-Hosted Solution That Accelerates Agile Development

Alameda, Calif., July 11, 2012Perforce Software and Assembla announced today the immediate availability of an on demand version of Perforce Software Version Management that is integrated with team tools from Assembla. By combining enterprise-grade versioning with collaboration tools from Assembla, development teams can work together more effectively and accelerate Agile projects. Perforce on Demand, hosted by Assembla is free for up to 20 users on Assembla's web site.

"Development teams—especially distributed teams—need to tie together conversations with basic team planning solutions in order to collaborate without killing development flow," stated Thomas Murphy, research director with Gartner. "We expect a continued growth in solutions that are delivered via cloud infrastructure and integrated with existing development assets and repositories."

Assembla-hosted Perforce on Demand puts developers to work quickly. Users can get a new depot in seconds, with triple-redundant backup. They can immediately invite other colleagues by email. There is no need to wait for an administrator to authorize or configure repositories or users.

The offering makes cloud-based teams more productive and collaborative. An activity stream shows code commits and user activities. Code review and social coding features help distributed teams test, review and merge code into frequent releases. Activity streams, code reviews, and merge requests can help Agile teams release improvements continuously.

"Assembla's track record of hosting repositories and providing task management and collaboration tools makes it a good fit to deliver Perforce version management," said Randy DeFauw, technical marketing manager for Perforce Software. "With Perforce and Assembla, small teams get powerful version management tightly integrated with an Agile planning board and activity streams."

"We are proud that Perforce selected Assembla as its partner to offer an on-demand version of its industry-leading version management technology," said Andy Singleton, CEO and Founder of Assembla. "We are also very excited to offer new capabilities that go beyond our Subversion and Git offerings. We think our customers will be impressed with Perforce's outstanding version control and merge capabilities, and with its visual 'streams' that can automatically merge, build and test code from various contributors. And Perforce is clearly the version management system of choice for game designers and others who need to handle terabytes of image, video and other non-code files."

Availability and Pricing

Perforce on Demand, hosted by Assembla is available now from www.assembla.com/repositories/perforce and is free for up to 20 users.

About Assembla

Assembla provides tools and services to accelerate cloud-based Agile development. Assembla tools are currently being used by over 500,000 users in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.assembla.com.

About Perforce

Enterprises across the globe rely on Perforce to build and deliver digital products faster and with higher quality. Perforce offers complete developer collaboration and agile project management tools to accelerate delivery cycles — from agile planning tools to requirements, issues and test management, which then link to all source code, binary assets and artifacts for full build and release tracking and visibility. The company’s version control solutions are well known for securely managing change across all digital content — source code, art files, video files, images, libraries — while supporting the developer and build tools your teams need to be productive, such as Git, Visual Studio, Jenkins, Adobe, Maya and many others. Perforce is trusted by the world’s most innovative brands, including NVIDIA, Pixar, Scania, Ubisoft, and VMware. The company has offices in Minneapolis, MN, Alameda, CA, Mason, OH, the United Kingdom, Finland, Sweden, Germany, and Australia, and sales partners around the globe. For more information, please visit www.perforce.com.