OREANDA-NEWS. May 26, 2016. Salesforce selected Amazon Web Services as its preferred public cloud infrastructure provider.

For the first time, well be able to deliver our core servicesincluding Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, App Cloud, Community Cloud, Analytics Cloud and morefor our international infrastructure expansion. This will enable us to bring new infrastructure online more quickly and efficiently in select international markets.

This announcement builds on an already great relationship between Amazon and Salesforce. Many Salesforce servicesincluding Heroku, Marketing Cloud Social Studio, SalesforceIQ, and the recently announced Salesforce IoT Cloudrun on AWS infrastructure. And Salesforce is Amazons company-wide customer platform.

Please refer to our FAQ below if you have questions about todays exciting news!

What did AWS and Salesforce announce today?

Salesforce has selected AWS as its preferred public cloud infrastructure provider. For the first time, Salesforce will expand its use of AWS to core servicesincluding Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, App Cloud, Community Cloud, Analytics Cloud and morefor the company's planned international infrastructure expansion.

Salesforce will utilize AWS in select international markets to help bring new infrastructure online more quickly and efficiently. The company will also continue to invest in its own data centers.

Why is this great for customers?

With todays announcement, Salesforce will use AWS to help bring new infrastructure online more quickly and efficiently. The company will also continue to invest in its own data centers.

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.

What does the partnership entail?

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 Amazons company-wide customer platform.

Today, Salesforce and Amazon are expending their relationship. Salesforce will expand its use of AWS to core servicesincluding Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, App Cloud, Community Cloud, Analytics Cloud and morefor the company's planned international infrastructure expansion.

The two companies look forward to driving more innovation for customers in the future.

Why did Salesforce select AWS for public cloud?  

AWS has sophisticated and robust enterprise capabilities for supporting the needs of Salesforces growing global customer base. AWS will help accelerate its ability to bring new infrastructure online more quickly and efficiently.

For more information, please see our press release.

Will Salesforce continue to build and support its own data centers?

Yes, Salesforce will continue to invest in its own data centers. Salesforce will also utilize AWS in select international markets to help bring new infrastructure online as part of its broader data center strategy.

What geographies will have public cloud datacenters?

Salesforce will utilize AWS in select international markets to help bring new infrastructure online more quickly and efficiently. Salesforce will provide details around timing and specific locations later this year.