Fast Archiver Plugin

Challenge: 

When a job running on a slave archives a build, the artifact is uploaded to the Jenkins master. The upload inflates the overall build time and consumes network bandwidth. Bigger archives have larger build times and consume more bandwidth.

Solution: 

The Fast Archiver plugin, available with Jenkins Enterprise by CloudBees, optimizes the default archiver behavior. The plugin compresses the delta between subsequent archives and transfers the compressed bits from slaves to masters. This functionality speeds up builds and saves network bandwidth.