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."

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.