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IncrediBuild Adds the Ability to Accelerate Microsoft TFS

The Acceleration Connectivity Platform speeds the ALM and CI processes that rely on the Microsoft Team Foundation Server by using underused CPUs and GPUs across the network, creating a processing virtual supercomputer. By ChannelPro

Development acceleration innovator IncrediBuild has added the ability to accelerate Microsoft’s Team Foundation Server (TFS). Using the IncrediBuild Acceleration Connectivity Platform (ACP) with TFS enables better performance across the entire release management process.

“The continuous integration process was developed to streamline and optimize application development while providing better visibility and manageability," says IncrediBuild CEO Eyal Maor. “With IncrediBuild’s ACP, Team Foundation Server users can transform every TFS build agent into a killer supercomputer.” 

Essentially, the Microsoft TFS-IncrediBuild integration transforms each build agent into a 500-core machine. IncrediBuild’s process virtualization (PV) technology connects underutilized CPUs and GPUs across the existing network to accelerate every aspect of the continuous integration process, including code builds, unit testing, regression tests, QA, code analysis, rendering, packaging, and many other internal tasks. 

IncrediBuild ACP provides out-of-the-box performance without any integration. Its standard and open interfaces connect any compute intensive task in the ALM process to IncrediBuild’s distributed computing infrastructure, achieving CI and ALM performance. Many release management and ALM tools can automatically connect to IncrediBuild’s ACP and work in tandem. 

“We’ve always supported the Microsoft Visual Studio platform,” Maor adds. “With the addition of TFS’s native support, we further accelerate the entire application development process within the Microsoft environment.” 

IncrediBuild taps not only into Visual Studio but also to MSBuild, MStest, Microsoft Code Analysis, and other tasks activated through TFS. TFS’s support will be available with the next release of IncrediBuild (which also supports Visual Studio 2013), due out before the end of the month.

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