This case study of a Global 500 computer hardware company is based on a May 2014 survey of ElectricAccelerator customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

Challenges

  • Purchased ElectricAccelerator to address the following challenges:
    • Slow builds
    • Poor utilization of IT infrastructure
    • Lack of reporting and visibility into the software build process
    • Unreliable parallel builds

Use Case

  • Creates the following types of software:
    • Software designed to run on a device (embedded)
  • Uses ElectricAccelerator for the following:
    • Build acceleration
  • The following ElectricAccelerator capabilities were strong factors in purchasing ElectricAccelerator:
    • Build acceleration
    • Build parallelization
    • Distributed builds using multiple servers
    • The ability to reliably complete distributed builds
    • The ability to more efficiently use shared pools of infrastructure

Results

  • Realized the following benefits with ElectricAccelerator:
    • Faster time to market for software products
    • Reduced cost of software delivery
    • Improved IT infrastructure utilization
    • Insight into the software build process
  • The following groups benefit from the use of ElectricAccelerator:
    • Build engineering teams
  • Their builds are 5x-9x faster with ElectricAccelerator.
  • Improved its IT infrastructure utilization by 25-49% with ElectricAccelerator.