Salesforce Statistics (As Of August 2013):
- 17 North America instances, 4 EMEA instances and 2 APAC instances
- 20 sandbox instances
- 1,300,000,000+ daily transactions
- 24,000 database transactions per second at peak (equivalent to a page view on other sites)
- 15,000+ hardware systems
- > 22 PB of raw SAN storage capacity
- > 5K SAN ports
While the geek in me was excited to read this, I couldn’t help researching on Google numbers for Amazon. Per Business Insider – Amazon averaged 306 transactions per second at their peak in 2012. That’s 26.5M transactions per day. Without getting into the nuances of comparing a transaction in Salesforce vs a transaction at Amazon, it seems like Salesforce is investing in the right areas.
Salesforce has always been very transparent with their system status, uptime, security and privacy measures – http://trust.salesforce.com
Providing details of the underlying architecture really helps build confidence – especially for corporate IT teams going through their due diligence before they come on board.