There are some compelling reasons to use multiple Octopus Servers. In Octopus Deploy 4.0 we want to add first-class support for these scenarios.
Once a week we have a short "TL;DR" meeting where team members present things that are interesting. We're going to start recording and posting portions of them to YouTube each week. This first one was about some performance improvements.
Octopus Deploy High Availability is our offering for customers where Octopus Deploy has become a critical piece of infrastructure. In addition to the benefits of extra reliability, High Availability provides performance gains over a single Octopus Server. Our aim was to provide a linear performance increase as you add nodes to your High Availability cluster.
Before a release of Octopus is published we fire up the Tentacle Army and attempt to break the release. At the moment the Tentacle Army consists of 800 tentacles located in Singapore and Brazil, regions chosen for their high region-to-region latency.