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Salesforce Heretic » The Light at the End of the Tunnel

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.

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    Agreed - now here’s hoping the tracks are laid from here to there (i.e., not a lot of additional outages along the way)…

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    Chris — May 1, 2006 @ 2:49 pm


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    Thank goodness this is public knowledge now.
    We’re ALL excited about this internally too.

    It’s just a sliver of the goodness going on.

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    omega — May 1, 2006 @ 7:04 pm


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    It always struck me as odd that they didn’t do this during the mirrorforce roll out. NA2 would have been trivial at the time. But there were a lot of things that struck me as odd about the mirrorforce roll-out.

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    Dammit — May 7, 2006 @ 1:26 pm


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    While this is awesom, but I feel the support staff will have a influx of calls & emails with people confused & angry. While I have experiance in the support side of life I do hope this change won’t make them go crazy.

    I hope this goes fluidly and no one will notice the change over. Otherwise * begins praying * my boss & everyone in company will be calling me in and having me call/email them.

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    Apostle — May 15, 2006 @ 7:30 pm

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