Versioning in the CloudJeff BatesDirector of Cloud and Community StrategyTony SmithEuropean Technical Directory
CLOUD COMPUTING 101   Mostly the same. Except for:     •  Service Models         •  SaaS/IaaS/PaaS     •  Delivery Models ...
Perforce & The Cloud
PERFORCE & CLOUD   2010: Customer Inquiries; Identified as Key     Initiative      •  Setting Engineering and Product Func...
PERFORCE & CLOUD                   Customer Feedback   •    Public vs. Private   •    Smaller Customers More Comfortable w...
CLOUD IMAGES   Publicly accessible Perforce Images   Useful for:      •  Evaluating Perforce      •  Upgrade Validation   ...
CLOUD IMAGES SO FAR2010.1: Single image    2010.2: Two images  •  Perforce Server      •  Updated Server Image  •  P4Broke...
TRIALS IN THE CLOUD    Easy provision of Perforce for evaluation      purposes       •  Sample depot included       •  May...
What’s Next?
CLOUD IMAGES   2011.1: Updates to public images     •  Scripts/triggers/review daemons   Images built for VMWare environme...
TRIALS IN THE CLOUD    Next phase of development    Portal for self provision of trial images      •  Initially intended f...
HOSTED PERFORCE   Used to be a very rare request   Now much more common   Perforce-as-a-Service   Currently targeting 2012...
CMS      CMS is a good fit for Cloud deployment      Will be able to evaluate and deploy in the Cloud
CLOUDY PERFORCE   Where Can You Find Us:     •  Amazon Web Services         •  Large scale, more customized            sol...
IS IT DIFFERENT?    But how do we work with it?       •  Common question from customers       •  Will it operate different...
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Versioning in the Cloud

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Perforce is moving into the cloud. In this session, Tony Smith and Jeff Bates present an overview of Perforce's initiatives and plans for taking advantage of the opportunities presented by cloud computing, and Nick Poole will give a demonstration of using Perforce's Trial Amazon Machine Images on Amazon's EC2.

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Versioning in the Cloud

  1. 1. Versioning in the CloudJeff BatesDirector of Cloud and Community StrategyTony SmithEuropean Technical Directory
  2. 2. CLOUD COMPUTING 101 Mostly the same. Except for: •  Service Models •  SaaS/IaaS/PaaS •  Delivery Models •  Public/Private/Hybrid •  Billing Model •  Usually ‘Utility Billing’ Not just a fad…
  3. 3. Perforce & The Cloud
  4. 4. PERFORCE & CLOUD 2010: Customer Inquiries; Identified as Key Initiative •  Setting Engineering and Product Functions •  Identify Customers and Opportunities 2011: Bringing Product To Market •  Customer Discussions •  Long Tail •  Public vs. Private •  Trials in Clouds •  Version Everything, Everywhere
  5. 5. PERFORCE & CLOUD Customer Feedback •  Public vs. Private •  Smaller Customers More Comfortable with Public Cloud •  Desire To Manage Infrastructure •  Questions Around Fully Managed vs. Cloud Hosting •  Erasing The Geography Problem
  6. 6. CLOUD IMAGES Publicly accessible Perforce Images Useful for: •  Evaluating Perforce •  Upgrade Validation •  Experimentation •  Demonstrations/Training May be used as a template for custom images
  7. 7. CLOUD IMAGES SO FAR2010.1: Single image 2010.2: Two images •  Perforce Server •  Updated Server Image •  P4Broker •  New Proxy Image •  P4Perl/P4Python/ •  P4TARGET specified at boot P4Ruby
  8. 8. TRIALS IN THE CLOUD Easy provision of Perforce for evaluation purposes •  Sample depot included •  May be converted for production •  Provided Free of charge to evaluating customers •  Shortly to be provisioned by our Licensing Team •  In future, self-provisioned through our web site
  9. 9. What’s Next?
  10. 10. CLOUD IMAGES 2011.1: Updates to public images •  Scripts/triggers/review daemons Images built for VMWare environments •  Aimed at Private Cloud deployments
  11. 11. TRIALS IN THE CLOUD Next phase of development Portal for self provision of trial images •  Initially intended for evaluating customers •  Later…
  12. 12. HOSTED PERFORCE Used to be a very rare request Now much more common Perforce-as-a-Service Currently targeting 2012 Business model still TBD, but •  Subscription-based licensing very likely
  13. 13. CMS CMS is a good fit for Cloud deployment Will be able to evaluate and deploy in the Cloud
  14. 14. CLOUDY PERFORCE Where Can You Find Us: •  Amazon Web Services •  Large scale, more customized solutions •  Scales with AWS •  What’s the Upper Bounds? •  VMWare •  Virtual Cloud; Infrastructure Management •  A number of customers already doing so
  15. 15. IS IT DIFFERENT? But how do we work with it? •  Common question from customers •  Will it operate differently? •  What does it look like?

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