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Perforce Becomes First Commercial SCM Solution with Out-of-the-Box Integration with Puppet Labs Software


Perforce’s Enterprise Version Management Solution Strengthens Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery Ecosystem

Key Points:

  • The combination of Perforce and Puppet Labs software enables greater company-wide practice of CI/CD and DevOps
  • Perforce’s ability to version and manage all file types and sizes—including code, binaries, artwork, multimedia, DevOps configurations and more—makes it a single source of truth for assets managed by Puppet Enterprise
  • Perforce’s unique scalability and security features make it ideal for companies practicing CI/CD across globally dispersed teams

WOKINGHAM, UK. (September 22, 2014)Perforce Software today announced the integration of its version management solution with IT automation leader Puppet Labs. Perforce is the only commercial version management solution that integrates with the puppetlabs-vcsrepo module out-of-the-box to support companies practicing DevOps, Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD)—software development methodologies that use automated build and test methods to keep software in a permanently releasable state.

Puppet Enterprise helps companies improve their DevOps and CD processes by automating the deployment of both infrastructure and applications. This eliminates the risk of configuration errors and makes it easier to fix faults in small batches of code. The integration of Puppet Enterprise with P4D, the Perforce versioning engine, enables a single source of truth for deployment automation with Perforce serving as the repository for all source code, configurations, binaries and other deployment artifacts. Perforce reliably accommodates the high transaction volumes that come from automating deployment processes. By eliminating the need for disparate repositories and providing immutable audit logs and change history, Perforce also simplifies the task of proving regulatory and security policy compliance. Developers can look at Perforce audit logs to see exactly what was deployed, by which process and when. They can also compare deployed binaries with the copies stored in Perforce to ensure no file has been tampered with.

“Perforce’s ability to handle all enterprise assets beyond code and other IT components is crucial in practicing Continuous Delivery, where every part of a project—artwork, documents, multimedia—needs to be in one place,” said Nigel Kersten, CIO at Puppet Labs. “Their integration with Puppet Enterprise will help companies reap all the benefits CI/CD have to offer.”

“Our technology complements Puppet Labs’ industry-leading automation tools very well, and we’re excited to work with them,” said Christopher Seiwald, founder and CEO of Perforce. “As more and more companies move to faster release cadences of Continuous Delivery, they will benefit greatly from the integration of these technologies.”

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About Perforce Software
Perforce offers the industry’s most advanced version management and collaboration platform. Perforce protects its customers most valuable IP and enables teams to collaborate without conflict on any type of file—from source code to industrial designs to business documents. The company’s technology is unique in its ability to manage large binary content while scaling to support globally distributed teams—a vital capability for organisations looking to produce better products faster through Continuous Delivery practices. Perforce serves more than 10,500 customers, from the thousands of start-ups that rely on its free 20-user edition to some of the most innovative and impactful brands in the world, such as Samsung, NVIDIA, SAP, Pixar, National Instruments, and the New York Stock Exchange. According to an independent study, companies that migrate to Perforce improve developer productivity by 15% and release their products 25% faster. The company is headquartered in Alameda, California, with offices in the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, and sales partners around the globe. For more information, please visit

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