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Salesforce Heretic » 2006 » May

May 19, 2006

It’s the little things…

Filed under: Salesforce.com, The Soapbox — heretic @ 7:24 pm

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So today SFDC apparently started sending out the emails to the customers letting us know when they are splitting the NA1 cluster (and mabye others?) up. Let me end the suspense: June 17th.

Also today I got no less then 3 different emails from orgs using SFDC that are staying on NA1. (more…)

May 8, 2006

You know you’re popular when….

Filed under: The Heretic — heretic @ 4:24 pm

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So my mailbox has been delluged lately with comment spam. Is Viagara, Cialis, and all those medications really that popular or hard to get that people actually buy it illegally over the internet?

So after watching a few sneak through the spam filter I’m seriously considering a few measures, either….

  • Really cranking up the spam filter
  • Forcing moderation on all unauthenticated posts. (You can create logins if you want to bypass this)

So why am I bothering to write this? I want to let people know that while it may appear that comments are moderated (filtered) the only alterations made to comments are out and out deleteions — and only for spam. The last ditch option is to just disable comments, as I know Simon has on his blog. If there are dissenting options to my ideas, comments or code, I’d honestly like to hear them.

Down the with the spammers….

May 1, 2006

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

Filed under: Salesforce.com, The Soapbox — heretic @ 7:34 am

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Even though I haven’t seen it hit any of the official Salesforce blogs yet, Adam Gross has posted a new announcement on the Salesforce Forums regarding, effectively splitting up na1 into 4 seperate instances.

As part of our continuing efforts to enhance service quality and availability, starting in May and continuing over the next few months, salesforce.com will be increasing the number of logical instances of the service. Based on current experience managing instances of various sizes, including the NA1, EMEA, and AP instances, we believe these changes will advance our ability to improve delivery of the service today as well as enhance our scalability in the future.

My official stoic comment: Hot Damn!

When I first heard this bit of news awhile back I really had to constrain myself. Looking to the celiling and mouthing “Thank you God” in the middle of a meeting would have probibly been overkill. Warranted, probibly, but overkill.

I’ve said this before, publically, privately and to Marc Beinoff’s face (while looking damn near straight up — he’s not exactly short, nor I tall): I have the highest respect for what the engineering and DBA teams have done with platform scalability, but they’re crazy.

I not too long ago looked through my long list of official (and some unofficial) outage reasons going back about 18 months, and I can finally smile. Given the size of NA1 now, I look forward to seeing improved speed and stablility when the migration to NA2/3/4 is completed. Rest assured, if I could have had another feature release, or this, oh…. Gimme this.