Pricing for FOSS projects

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22 Sep, 2014 04:51 AM

Are there any plans to allow paid tiers for FOSS projects that want to avoid the queue, want more time allocated to a build, or want better hardware, but plan on staying public?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 22 Sep, 2014 05:34 PM

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    Right now we are working on a "premium" build environment running on dedicated Hyper-V machines. When it's ready I'll notify you so you can test and see if it's something worth paying money for :)

  2. 2 Posted by SL on 24 Sep, 2014 02:41 AM

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    Thank you for the heads up.

    I noticed I accidentally set this to "private". If it's not an issue with anyone on AppVeyor, this can be made a public topic.

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 14 Oct, 2014 04:39 AM

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    The new environment is ready for testing. Let me know if you want to give it a try. On average, it should speedup your builds by 3-5 times, depending on project. Also, builds leave queue almost immediately.

    We are planning to dedicate this new environment to paid customers. OSS projects will stay on Azure (as currently) and will continue to be free. However, we are going to offer 50% discount on paid plans to OSS and students to let everyone enjoy super fast builds.

  4. 4 Posted by gep13 on 14 Oct, 2014 12:02 PM

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    Out of interest, since your comment suggests it, what are you using now, if not Azure?

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 14 Oct, 2014 01:58 PM

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    It's Azure. This is what I wanted to say. Or does it sound differently? :)

  6. 6 Posted by gep13 on 14 Oct, 2014 02:03 PM

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    This part:

    OSS projects will stay on Azure (as currently) and will continue to be free.

    Made me think that OSS projects would continue to be hosted on Azure, while paid subscriptions would be moved to some other host.

    Not a problem though, happy to here that you are staying on same infrastructure. Guessing you are using the new SSD hard drives for paid subscriptions? If so, very cool! :-)

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by Feodor Fitsner on 14 Oct, 2014 06:06 PM

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    Oh, you were right in the first place. Paid subscriptions will be moved to a dedicated server environment which is based on Hyper-V. Open-source projects will stay on Azure.

    We tried new D1 instances, but the fun with them is that SSD is a temp drive D: which you supposedly can use for very narrow scenarios such as temp cache for SQL Server or Mongo ( OS partition is still a page blob. Sadly, D-instances give little or no performance gain to AppVeyor even if you place repo clone folder on that SSD drive. Moreover, they are pricey - D1 price is twice higher than A1.

    On the other hand, dedicated environment based on Hyper-V has faster CPUs, all-SSD drives and 1 GB network connection which gives on average 3-5 times faster builds.

  8. 8 Posted by gep13 on 14 Oct, 2014 06:34 PM

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    Really glad to hear that things are progressing in this area, AppVeyor really is a tremendous system, can't say enough good things about it!

  9. Ilya Finkelshteyn closed this discussion on 25 Aug, 2018 01:49 AM.

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