Perforce Enhances Speed and Efficiency for Developers at Enterprise Organizations With Support for IBM Aspera

Used with Perforce federated architecture, IBM Aspera allows enterprise organizations to transfer terabytes of digital assets across multiple locations up to 14 times faster

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 6, 2017 — Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to enterprise teams requiring productivity, visibility, and scale along the development lifecycle, recently announced the 2017.2 release of its version control solution, Helix Core, which now supports IBM Aspera high-performance file transfer software.

Perforce customer, Aristocrat Leisure Limited, a worldwide leader in gaming technology, is leveraging the Aspera integration and has seen 14 times faster performance with large file transfers. Aristocrat transfers terabytes of digital assets across multiple locations and relies on Perforce with Aspera to maintain its aggressive schedule and improve productivity.

"Our customers have always relied on Perforce for high-performance collaboration and development," said Tim Russell, Chief Product Officer at Perforce. "Our 2017.2 release of Helix Core, with support for third-party high-speed transfer solutions like Aspera, will improve performance by being able to prioritize Perforce file transfers and ensure remote sites are in sync with central servers at all times."

Perforce customers with large, distributed teams can see performance improvements without third-party transfer acceleration by using a federated architecture. Perforce federated architecture makes the most common operations — syncing, checking out, merging, resolving, and reverting files — local instead of remote. This setup offers users significant performance advantages over other solutions. Adding high-speed transfer technology further improves the speed and efficiency of Perforce federated architecture, offering an alternative to traditional file transfer.

Support for Aspera Enterprise and Connect Servers has been included in the 2017.2 Helix Core release providing the ability to send data at line speed regardless of distances, file size, or network conditions. Transfers that once took days or were completely untenable using traditional technologies now only take minutes or hours, all with complete, built-in security for data transfers that is trusted by thousands of customers around the world, with no restrictions on file size or the number of concurrent transfers or users.

"The mutual Perforce and Aspera customer base has been asking for this integration," said John Wastcoat, VP Business Development at Aspera. "We are very happy that with the 2017.2 release we can now provide them with the speed, reliability, and security that they need for worldwide collaboration."

For more about Perforce Helix Core, visit perforce.com
For more about IBM Aspera, visit asperasoft.com.

About Aspera
Aspera, an IBM company, is the creator of next-generation transport technologies that move the world's data at maximum speed regardless of file size, transfer distance, and network conditions. For more information about IBM Aspera visit http://www.asperasoft.com and follow us on Twitter @asperasoft.

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.

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