Docker Build Cloud Helps Speed Up Build Time

Jan 29, 2024

Docker has announced a new product that directly addresses the time spent waiting on builds to complete.

Docker is never one to stand still and the latest announcement shows they understand the needs of both developers and the companies that depend on them. With Docker Build Cloud (available now for existing customers), they've created a hybrid environment. This allows developers to work with their traditional (and familiar) local development tools for tasks such as coding and debugging, while then making use of the cloud for more resource-intensive workloads or when collaboration is required.

Docker Build Cloud makes it possible for developers to dramatically speed up build times to not only prevent them from having to wait around while builds are completed but to also save businesses money and speed up innovation.

According to DoctorBlocks (CTO at Switchboard), "Docker Build Cloud provides native multi-architecture builders as an out-of-the-box solution that simply works, without the need to build or manage slow emulators. Our overall build times improved considerably through the shared cache feature. Before on our local machine it took 15-20 minutes to build, now with Docker Build Cloud it’s down to 110 seconds, a massive improvement.”

Existing Docker subscribers can try Docker Build Cloud today and will receive minutes based on their subscription tier -- Docker Personal, Pro, Team, and Business . The official announcement states that subscribers can purchase Docker Build Cloud plans for additional minutes starting at $5 per seat per month for 200 minutes per seat per month, with additional minutes beyond that starting at $0.05/minute.
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