Perforce Software Introduces Powerful Server Clustering Capabilities

Key Points

  • New capabilities in the Perforce versioning engine, P4D, enable support for tens of thousands of concurrent users in a single data center, adding a high availability option with automated failover
  • A new cluster management utility, P4CMGR, simplifies setup and ongoing maintenance

ALAMEDA, Calif. (January 13, 2015)Perforce Software today announced the addition of powerful server clustering capabilities for its version management engine, further extending the performance and scalability of the Perforce version management platform. Introducing a more reliable and horizontally scalable architecture for global collaboration, the latest release brings greater scalability and a new high availability (HA) deployment topology. Additionally, a newly unveiled cluster management utility, P4CMGR, streamlines the addition of new Perforce servers and provides monitoring for fast, automated switchover in case of failure.

  • A Scalable, Global Platform: The Perforce server cluster distributes workloads across multiple nodes. This workload distribution is invisible to users, who connect normally while the cluster intelligently assigns workload to nodes. Additional capacity may be added incrementally as needed to maintain consistent performance.
  • Reaching Zero Down-Time: High availability is made possible by a standby depot server that ensures all users keep working when the master depot server must be taken offline for maintenance or fails. Automated switchover ensures a new level of uptime confidence vital for financial services, health care, manufacturing and other highly regulated industries.
  • Improved Manageability: For optimum flexibility, system administrators can use the cluster manager utility to modify their deployment topology at any time.

These new features build upon Perforce’s existing federated architecture, which provides local LAN speeds over Internet WAN connections.

“Businesses today need a 24/7 development platform that supports distributed teams working together around the clock,” said Christopher Seiwald, founder and CEO of Perforce. “Our server clustering brings the zero-down-time ideal within reach while letting administrators expand capacity incrementally for on-demand growth at any scale.”

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.