Learn how Thumbtack achieved faster build times, optimized compute costs, and future-proofed their iOS development pipeline with Orka.

Thumbtack needed a macOS virtualization solution that supported Apple silicon and the newest macOS. Orka gave them that and more ...

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2x faster iOS builds

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Improved cost per compute

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Decreased transfer times

Peace of mind, knowing that they had reliable, modern infrastructure to support their revenue-driving app

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Before with VMware

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No Apple silicon support

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No support for the newest macOS

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No future for iOS development infrastructure

After with Orka

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Apple silicon and Intel Mac support

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Support for the newest macOS (now and into the future)

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Future-proofed iOS development infrastructure

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Dramatically decreased build and test times

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Improved compute costs with more powerful hardware

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Eliminated workflow bottlenecks

Don't just take our word for it.

Quotes and learnings from the case study:

Thumbtack's Transition from VMware to Orka®

“With Orka, Thumbtack now has a virtualization platform that will support future Apple OS upgrades.”

- Scott Southerland,

Thumbtack iOS Software Engineer

“Orka platform has optimized our compute function costs, made our cloning simpler, and cut our build and transfer times.”

- Scott Southerland,

Thumbtack iOS Software Engineer

Orka platform slashed build times in half, from one hour to 30 minutes.

Per case study metrics

Key Orka Features

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Kubernetes (k8s) Native

OCI-Compliant images

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Integrated Single Sign-On

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Command-line driven

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Open-source CI plugins

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RESTful API

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Supports mixed environments (Intel and Apple silicon)

Slow mobile app releases cost over $100,000 in lost revenue per year for 75% of companies.1

Don't be one of them.

1. Based on a 2023 survey of developers and software testing professionals by Kobiton

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