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Ben Kepes is a technology evangelist, an investor, a commentator and a business adviser. His business interests include a diverse range of industries from manufacturing to property to technology. As a technology commentator he has a broad presence both in the traditional media and extensively online. Ben covers the convergence of technology, mobile, ubiquity and agility, all enabled by the Cloud. His areas of interest extend to enterprise software, software integration, financial/accounting software, platforms and infrastructure as well as articulating technology simply for everyday users.

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3 responses to “CloudCamp – Thoughts from the Unpanel”

  1. Dan Fowlie

    Just on Force.com API limits, Enterprise Edition is limted as follows:

    1,000 calls per license per 24-hour period, or 1,000,000 calls per organization per 24-hour period, whichever is lower. Minimum rate is 5,000 calls per 24-hour period regardless of the number of licenses

    Of course API limits only come into play if you’re building beyond Force.com. A native app built entirely on Force.com won’t need to use the API.

  2. James Valentine

    Thanks for the summary Ben. It was a good afternoon on Saturday with some interesting discussions had.

    Just to clarify my comments slightly around PaaS limits (and the Force.com example) – I’m not actually negative that the various limits exist. In fact, I see them as vital to ensure that no single application adversely affects the operation of other applications.

    My key point was that when developing applications for the cloud – and PaaS specifically – make sure that you understand the limits that are imposed and architect appropriately so they are unlikely to become an issue for you.

    For example, in a recent Salesforce.com implementation we redesigned a particular process slightly to change it to being an outbound message from Salesforce, rather than an inbound message from a 3rd party system – thus largely eliminating the chance of hitting limits.

  3. Ben Kepes

    James – point taken. Cheers for the clarification (and thanks for the nice continuum diagram which will be lifted for CloudAve use sometime soon ;-) )