Perforce Software, a provider of solutions to development/operations teams requiring massive scale, visibility and security along the development lifecycle, has been selected by Aristocrat Leisure Limited to provide enterprise-grade version control and collaboration in support of its global digital production studios management initiatives.

According to a press release, the Perforce solution will improve operational efficiencies across Aristocrat’s global product teams and accelerate time to market of its market leading gaming technologies.

Aristocrat is a diverse and growing global business that recognizes the need to continually transform and evolve its IT and development systems in order to retain its leadership position in the face of growing competitive pressures. The company needed a next generation digital asset management platform to handle its globally distributed assets—particularly large, binary media—with a high-performance distributed architecture capable of moving product content between different gaming segments at high speeds. Aristocrat plans to migrate its digital content and source code from legacy repositories and version control systems into the Perforce Helix Version Control System for a single source that will scale with the company’s growth, allow for sharing of all digital assets between studios, business units and third parties, as well as provide control and protection over all access to its valuable IP.

In addition to the scalability and security offered by Perforce Helix, the solution has demonstrated a rapid increase in availability uptime, system reliability and protection against file transfer failures.

“The productivity of our creative teams was essential in determining the different technologies that will make up our new development platform,” said Jonathan Ma, senior program manager—corporate PMO for Aristocrat. “With our new collaborative workspaces powered by Helix, we will much more easily manage our digital assets and source code developed by artists, developers, sound engineers and producers, accessible anytime, across the globe.”