Date
22 November 2017
Salesforce believes the tie-up with Google's cloud platform will help in international business expansion. Photo: Bloomberg
Salesforce believes the tie-up with Google's cloud platform will help in international business expansion. Photo: Bloomberg

Salesforce, Google in new cloud partnership

Salesforce.com, a cloud computing firm headquartered in San Francisco, said on Monday that it has entered into a partnership with Google’s cloud platform G Suite.

Under the deal, Salesforce named Google Cloud as a preferred public cloud provider and said it plans to use it to support the company’s international expansion, Reuters reports.

As part of the agreement, Google will offer eligible Salesforce customers G Suite licenses at no additional cost for up to one year, the report said, citing a statement from Salesforce.

The partnership will also integrate Salesforce with Google Analytics, connecting sales, marketing and advertising data across both platforms.

“Our partnership with Google represents the best of both worlds for our customers,” said Marc Benioff, Saleforce’s chairman and CEO.

Salesforce has an existing tie-up with Amazon Web Services (AWS), which will continue to be a preferred public cloud provider following a deal last year.

The big three cloud vendors — AWS, Microsoft’s Azure and Google Cloud — are benefiting from moves by many enterprises to build their applications using more than one cloud vendor, the report noted.

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