Perforce Deepens Partnership with NetApp to Shorten Product Release Cycles for Joint Customers

ALAMEDA, Calif. (October 29, 2013) – Perforce Software today announced that its joined NetApp's Alliance Partner Program and deepened its relationship with NetApp. Perforce provides optimized enterprise-class version management solutions that speed up product release times and shorten time-to-market through the adoption of continuous delivery. By leveraging NetApp's unique performance strengths, Perforce enables its customers to manage their software projects more quickly and efficiently.

NetApp's unified storage platform based on Data ONTAP shortens key workflow steps from hours to minutes by creating instant copies of writable repositories. Using NetApp FlexClone technology, a feature of Data ONTAP, with Perforce's enterprise version management capabilities provides the ability to easily create and manage developer workspaces. The result is faster workflows for a wide variety of industries, including high tech software and hardware, financial institutions, entertainment, and healthcare.

"We have a long-standing relationship with Perforce from business engagements to technical collaboration, and it is exciting to see deepening ties with a formal alliance partner status. By leveraging both technologies, we have the opportunity to provide our joint customers with solutions to shorten software release cycles," said Maria Olson, vice president, global alliances at NetApp. "Together, NetApp and Perforce have the ability to extend our innovative technologies into the marketplace."

Perforce and NetApp have worked together to integrate products and technologies that optimize development workflows. Perforce's unique file management architecture with NetApp's high performance and management features enable developers to shorten delivery times for new products and updates.

"We're excited about the increased collaboration between Perforce and NetApp and what it means for companies looking to speed up their release cadences and migrate to continuous delivery," said Ed Horst, vice president, business development at Perforce. "We take pride in helping customers stay at the forefront of innovation, and this partnership will help us continue to do so."

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