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PureCM Launches Proxy Server to Speed Up Distributed Software Configuration Management


PureCM today announced that it has launched its new Proxy Server, together with its latest PureCM 2008-3 release. The proxy server adds to PureCM’s product portfolio, which already includes a fully integrated software configuration management (SCM) and issue tracking solution.

PureCM Proxy Server cuts download times dramatically

The new proxy server allows companies to scale PureCM server to distributed teams while keeping administration simple and centralised. Caching remote repository data in a local database speeds up data access enormously. Tests have shown that file downloads using the PureCM Proxy Server were more than 18 times faster than without. The number of proxy servers is not limited, so they can be used at any remote location to accelerate development.

Single view for developers

Developers can work exactly the same way with PureCM regardless of where they work, even when switching frequently between different company locations. PureCM’s automatic proxy referral dynamically connects their client to the proxy server sitting within the current LAN. In case no proxy server is available, the client will automatically connect to the remote repository server.

Complementing PureCM’s industry leading offline support

The proxy server complements PureCM’s existing support for offline development. Developers can create local revisions in their PureCM private workspace to checkpoint their work even without server connection. Additionally, they can group their changes into changesets to simplify work on different tasks. These changesets can be integrated back into the repository the next time developers are connected to the server again. 

Stephen Worthington, development manager at PureCM, stated, “Many development companies have developers working in several locations or collaborating with offshore development teams. Co-ordinating these teams is a big issue, even for many SME shops. The PureCM proxy will allow these companies to greatly enhance the efficiency of their teams, while they can keep track of progress using PureCM’s integrated issue management.”

Attractive licensing

Enhancements in the latest 2008-3 release include improved GUI performance and added support to compare MS Word and image file revisions side-by-side. PureCM remains committed to provide its customers with attractive licensing conditions, as PureCM is still available from $200 per license. The licenses include Issue Management use and any number of Proxy Servers.

About PureCM
PureCM is a Software Configuration Management (SCM) solution that controls and tracks changes to digital assets. PureCM facilitates and accelerates development in team environments accommodating best practises such as task-based version control, parallel development and build automation. Complete with integrated Issue Management functionality, PureCM can be tailored to any development and change management process. PureCM is available across multiple platforms such as Windows, Linux, and Mac, offering native integration with Visual Studio® and Eclipse. Ltd is a privately held company based in Macclesfield (UK). Please visit to find more information about the company and its products.


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