Salesforce has continued its international infrastructure expansion on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud, with the AWS Sydney Region expected to be available to customers in the second half of 2017.
Revealed during the Salesforce World Tour in Sydney, terms of the partnership will see the software giant leverage AWS to deliver the Salesforce Intelligent Customer Success Platform including Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, App Cloud, Community Cloud and Analytics Cloud nationwide.
“In our last quarter, APAC was the fastest-growing region for Salesforce, and we’re excited to expand our infrastructure footprint to support our rapidly growing customer base in Australia,” Salesforce Asia Pacific General Manager, Mark Innes, said.
“By leveraging the AWS Cloud, we will be able to deliver the secure, reliable and trusted services of our Intelligent Customer Success Platform locally.”
The local agreement comes almost a year after Salesforce selected AWS as its preferred public cloud infrastructure provider, in a deal worth US$400 million over four years.
Leveraging previous partnerships between the vendors, many Salesforce services, including Heroku, Marketing Cloud Social Studio, SalesforceIQ and Salesforce IoT Cloud run on AWS infrastructure, with Salesforce also Amazon’s company-wide customer platform.
While the CRM vendor will continue to invest in its own data centres, Salesforce is also utilising AWS in select international markets - such as Australia - to help bring new infrastructure online as part of its broader data centre strategy.
“Organisations use Salesforce to transform their businesses and we are excited that Salesforce has chosen AWS as their infrastructure partner in Australia as they continue to maintain their incredible momentum,” AWS Australia and New Zealand Managing Director, Paul Migliorini, added.
“With Salesforce available in the Sydney Region, AWS and Salesforce can now help Australian customers to fully leverage the security, and reliability of the AWS Cloud as they scale and transform.”