Greatly improved startup times

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Kirill Müller

29 Sep, 2015 06:19 PM

Just wanted to thank you for your great work on AppVeyor -- in particular, I have noticed that the startup times have improved *dramatically*, now my builds almost always start immediately! Given that it takes some time for Azure to provision a machine, I guess there's now a considerable pool of "ready" workers waiting for incoming builds. Awesome!

Best regards


  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 30 Sep, 2015 12:21 AM

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    You are welcome!

    It just doesn't run on Azure anymore - that's why it's faster :)

  2. 2 Posted by Kirill Müller on 19 Oct, 2015 09:29 AM

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    Would you like to share where it's running? Can you recommend a storage provider where I can host images that are downloaded for each AppVeyor run, so that no charges occur for the download?

    When the builds ran on Azure, I had the images in Azure East US, and download of the images seemed to be free of charge. Now it looks like I'm charged for the download.

  3. 3 Posted by Robin on 19 Oct, 2015 10:36 AM

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    Just wanted to say we (Greenshot) also noticed the huge performance improvement, and are extremely happy with it... Thanks!!

  4. Support Staff 4 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 19 Oct, 2015 10:13 PM

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    It's being run in SoftLayer data centre right now. I can't suggest a better way to host your assets to minimize outgress costs, sorry.

    - Feodor

  5. 5 Posted by Kirill Müller on 19 Oct, 2015 11:04 PM

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    It looks like internal traffic is free inside SoftLayer, too. A SoftLayer representative mentioned reduced latency if the storage is in the same data center as the client (=AppVeyor) that accesses it. Are all the workers located in San Jose?

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 19 Oct, 2015 11:12 PM

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    Yes, it's San Jose.

    - Feodor

  7. Ilya Finkelshteyn closed this discussion on 25 Aug, 2018 02:01 AM.

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