The company has planned international infrastructure services to run on AWS and these services includes Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, App Cloud, Community Cloud, Analytics Cloud and more.
“We are excited to expand our strategic relationship with Amazon as our preferred public cloud infrastructure provider,” said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, Salesforce. “There is no public cloud infrastructure provider that is more sophisticated or has more robust enterprise capabilities for supporting the needs of our growing global customer base.”
Though Salesforce would not have appeared to have suffered any serious negative impact from the outage in recent weeks, the move could be seen as a means to rebuild trust in its robustness, leaning on AWS’ brand credibility to provide assurances. The move would also give the Salesforce team options should another outage occur within its own data centers. The geographies this announcement will apply to have not been announced at the time of writing.
“Leading enterprises and ISVs around the world are migrating their business-critical applications to the AWS Cloud to be more agile and efficient, reduce costs, and take advantage of the security, reliability, and broad functionality we offer,” said Andy Jassy, CEO, AWS. “Companies rely on Salesforce to transform their businesses and we are thrilled Salesforce has chosen AWS as their public cloud infrastructure partner.”
Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, App Cloud, Community Cloud and Analytics-Cloud and some others will now be available on AWS, though the move does not mean Salesforce is moving away from their own data centers.
Salesforce already has a strong relationship with Amazon. Many Salesforce services, including Heroku, Marketing Cloud Social Studio, SalesforceIQ and the recently announced Salesforce IoT Cloud run on AWS infrastructure. And Salesforce is Amazon’s company-wide customer platform.
AWS has sophisticated and robust enterprise capabilities for supporting the needs of Salesforce’s growing global customer base. AWS will help accelerate its ability to bring new infrastructure online more quickly and efficiently. Salesforce will utilize AWS in select international markets to help bring new infrastructure online more quickly and efficiently.
Customers can expect that Salesforce will continue to deliver the same secure, trusted, reliable and available cloud computing services to customers, regardless of the underlying infrastructure.
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