Salesforce and Amazon Web Services Strengthen Partnership

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Earlier this year Salesforce announced the plans to build new products in Amazon Web Services, now 6 months later know that the changes will start mid 2017.

The Salesforce announcement on the extension of its global strategic alliance with Amazon Web Services was made public Friday 2nd of December.

Starting with Canada data centers products such as Sales Cloud, Service Cloud and Communities will be available from Amazon’s public cloud for the first time in a few months, customers will have an ‘opt-in’ option to move to AWS.

What is AWS? Amazon Web Services, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, offers a suite of cloud-computing services that make up an on-demand computing platform (offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality)

This enables Salesforce taking advantage of Amazon data centers around the world, and avoid building more of its own. So it’s continuos focus is in innovation which help us all  customers to grow and scale.

Other areas of Amazon Web Services and Salesforce collaboration include enabling Salesforce Heroku and IoT which are developed from start and set to run on Amazon’s Virtual Private Cloud.

Deeper integrations will be delivered that will connect the Salesforce Platform with Amazon, some that will be included:

– Desktop Apps within Salesforce Lightning through Amazon AppStream 2.0

– An End-to-End IoT Solution with Salesforce IoT Cloud and AWS IoT

– A Connected Analytics Solution with Salesforce Wave Analytics and Amazon Redshift

– Smart Voice Apps with the Salesforce Platform and Alexa Toolkit

– Secure Connections Between Salesforce Heroku Applications and Amazon VPCs

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We’re thrilled to extend our great partnership with AWS,” said Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, Salesforce. “Integrating AWS’ industry-leading infrastructure services and technologies with Salesforce will bring even more exceptional solutions to our customers.
We are excited to expand our strategic relationship with Salesforce,” said Andy Jassy, CEO, AWS. “These new integrations across business intelligence, IoT, and developer tools will make it easier for our joint customers to analyze data and build new applications.

The news came from AWS re:Invent tech conference 2016. Find out more about next years: https://reinvent.awsevents.com/

I very much look forward to see the continuous evolution of this alliance and how this will elevate us all using Salesforce products. More to come, that is certain!

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