Cisco speeds up builds 2x-4x faster with CloudBees Accelerator

Case Study: Cisco Systems Accelerates the Delivery of an Internet of Things


This case study of Cisco Systems, Inc. is based on a May 2014 survey of CloudBees Accelerator customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.


  • Purchased CloudBees Accelerator to address the following challenges:

    • Poor utilization of IT infrastructure
    • Long delays between product releases
    • Lack of reporting and visibility into the software build process
    • Continuous Integration

Use Case

  • Creates the following types of software:
    • Software designed to run on a server (Web/IT)
  • Uses CloudBees Accelerator for the following:
    • Build acceleration
    • Test acceleration
    • Static analysis
  • The following CloudBees Accelerator capabilities were strong factors in purchasing CloudBees Accelerator:

    • Build acceleration
    • Build parallelization
    • Test acceleration
    • The ability to more efficiently use shared pools of infrastructure
    • Build visualization and optimization
    • Build acceleration for many simultaneous builds from multiple teams
    • The enterprise support model


  • Realized the following benefits with CloudBees Accelerator:
    • Faster time to market for software products
    • Higher quality software products
    • Reduced cost of software delivery
    • Happier developers
    • Improved developer productivity
    • Improved IT infrastructure utilization
    • Insight into the software build process
  • The following groups benefit from the use of CloudBees Accelerator:
    • Software engineering teams
    • Build engineering teams
    • QA engineering teams
    • Release engineering teams
  • Their builds are 2x-4x faster with CloudBees Accelerator.


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Quick Zhou
Build Tools Engineering Manager, Cisco Systems, Inc.