CloudBees joins AGL to help car manufacturers build software

Enterprise DevOps vendor, CloudBees, announced on Tuesday (April.30th) that it has joined Automotive Grade Linux (AGL), to help change the way automotive manufacturers build software, according to a recent press release.

As smart cars and other devices continue to be developed, tested, and sold by companies, more automotive and hardware manufacturers are beginning to compete more diligently at a software level.

CloudBees claims to help these businesses create more time for experimentation and innovation by accelerating building times and shortening functional, performance and security testing cycles.

CloudBees Accelerator

The firm cited its CloudBees Accelerator platform as an example that can help create more time for experimentation and iteration.

After using the company’s acceleration platform, around 25 CloudBees customers managed to save more than three million developer hours from 459.331 build jobs worldwide in March alone – totaling more than 20 million developer hours saved in the last 10 months.

Those 20 million hours represent 500,000 40-hour weeks or 9,615 years that developer in these businesses were able to devote to new innovation, the company said.

“For car technology organisations, getting new software off the assembly line and onto the road faster matters, but a more rapid innovation cycle is not possible with lengthy builds and testing cycles,” said Anders Wallgren, vice president of technology strategy at CloudBees. “CloudBees is an engine to help these development and engineering teams create safer car technology, faster, by accelerating builds and optimizing tests, thus creating more time to iterate and experiment.”

“It’s an exciting time to be part of the Automotive Grade Linux community as the ecosystem continues to strengthen and grow,” said Dan Cauchy, executive director of Automotive Grade Linux at the Linux Foundation. “We are excited to welcome CloudBees as a new member, and we look forward to leveraging their expertise in continuous delivery and application release automation.”