CloudBees Accelerator successfully reduced LSI's build times by 7-8x

Before CloudBees:

There were dozens of builds, each several hours long and entailing approximately 250 to 500 test sessions, the company was nowhere near its daily build goal plus there wasn’t enough visibility.

How did CloudBees help:

CloudBees Accelerator® addressed the build speed issues within the integration model, successfully reducing build times by 7-8x (150 minutes reduced to 20 to 30 minutes).

Increased speed & productivity. CloudBees Flow’s automation tool was able to take the previous environment which became overloaded handling just 250 concurrent steps and increased in to schedule and execute more than 1,000 concurrent steps with the same hardware setup, dramatically streamlining and speeding the smoke test process.

  • Faster builds. Fast builds. CloudBees Accelerator increases build speed by 5X.
  • Efficiency. CloudBees Accelerator and CloudBees Flow working simultaneously enabled LSI to compile and link between 25 to 35 branches or change sets each taking 20 to 30 minutes, and test them all within a day.
  • Process Automation. CloudBees has enabled a continuous build and test system at LSI that was previously impossible.
  • More efficient operation. Able to easily adapt their existing test scripts to work with CloudBees Flow, LSI also took advantage of architectural features such as projects and nested procedures, which simplify the management of large projects and promote reuse. In doing so, they were able to eliminate substantial amounts of redundant code, thereby simplifying and streamlining maintenance of the system.
With CloudBees Accelerator we can handle 25 to 35 builds in well under 17 hours. In addition, we’ve been experimenting with 50 builds in that same timeframe and have seen success. We feel it’s just a matter of scaling our build and test clusters, and then 50 builds will be the norm.
Laurent Brack
Senior Office Manager, LSI Logic