Friday, March 27, 2009 1,000 Servers at Equinix

must read from Data Center Knowledge:

>>TechCrunch noted yesterday that (CRM) says it runs its entire operation on just 1,000 servers, of which 500 are used to mirror data. “Think about that for a minute,” Erick Schonfeld writes. “Salesforce has more than 55,000 enterprise customers, 1.5 million individual subscribers, 30 million lines of third-party code, and hundreds of terabytes of data all running on 1,000 machines. … All of Salesforce relies on data stored in only ten databases that run on about 50 servers.”


The company says it is building its first international data center in Singapore, which is expected to go live before the end of fiscal 2010, and will service the rapidly growing international customer base for its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) applications and hosting. also announced plans to establish a Network Operations Center (NOC) in Singapore to implement 24×7, follow-the-sun monitoring of the company’s data centers in North America and Singapore.

The Singapore facility is likely within a new data center under construction by Equinix, which is scheduled to come online this year.

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