Electric Cloud Unveils
January 30, 2019
11.0 introduces out-of-the-box support for accelerating embedded Linux
builds based on the Yocto project, buildroot and Android platforms. In
addition, a new cloud bursting feature for both AWS EC2 and Kubernetes
environments enables customers to optimize infrastructure utilization
and control costs without compromising performance.
With more and more devices becoming "smart," even traditional hardware
companies are finding themselves competing more at the software level.
Electric Cloud's ElectricAccelerator helps organizations create more
time for experimentation and iteration by accelerating build times and
shortening QA & security testing cycles.
"In the month of December alone, just 20 of our customers reported
saving more than 2 million developer hours on 291,000 builds," said Eric
Melski, Chief Architect for the ElectricAccelerator product. "For these
organizations, getting innovation out the door fast matters, and giving
teams the time they need to iterate on and test their software before
release is also important!"
Device manufacturers like Visteon, Zebra Technologies and Hyundai Mobis
use ElectricAccelerator to 'eliminate the wait' for their developers,
and stay ahead of the competition. "We've been using ElectricAccelerator
for years to get 2-3x acceleration for over 800 engineers in our Linux
devices group," said the Build and Integration Manager at a Chicago,
Illinois-based communication solutions provider. "It lets us build as
fast as possible, using on-demand AWS infrastructure, without inflating
our cost structure."
Join the upcoming webinar "ElectricAccelerator: Buying More Time" and
learn about the new capabilities that can help dramatically shrink
development cycles (https://electric-cloud.com/resources/webinars/electricaccelerator-buying-more-time/).
Additionally, businesses using ElectricAccelerator have been able to:
AOSP and Linux build times by a factor of 20
•Reduce hardware costs by almost
60 percent by creating a private build cloud
•Dramatically reduce late-stage
issues by running tests and security scans more frequently as part of
the CI cycle
•Speed up Visual Studio/nmake/cygwin
build times by a factor of 20
•Easily migrate build clouds to
Amazon EC2, and,
•Replace slow starting VMs with
dynamically created containers for each build
The latest release of ElectricAccelerator also adds support of the
latest version of Android Pie. Kernel builds and incremental builds are
now even faster with this release. In addition, the platform now
supports the following platforms:
•CentOS 7.4 and 7.5 (64-bit)
•Debian 9 (64-bit)