Announces for Amazon Web Services, Extending the Benefits of the Cloud to Even More Businesses

New tools enable developers to bring together multiple cloud computing services for application development customers, developers and partners can now use Amazon S3 and Amazon EC2 in their applications

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - November 3rd, 2008 - [NYSE: CRM], the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced a new offering, for Amazon Web Services, to extend the  power of cloud computing to even more enterprises.  With for Amazon Web Services (AWS), enterprises, ISVs and developers can build powerful new business applications and run them entirely in the cloud, leveraging both the database, logic and user interface features of and the storage and compute capabilities of Amazon S3 and Amazon EC2 services. Through for AWS, developers can access these services from within the platform to build applications that seamlessly span both clouds.  The capabilities made possible through for AWS will accelerate the creation and adoption of new kinds of applications in the enterprise that take full advantage of cloud computing.

"We are delighted to be working with to extend this new model for building and deploying applications to companies of all sizes around the world," said Charlie Bell, Vice President, Amazon Web Services. "The new offering for Amazon Web Services will help even more businesses take advantage of the benefits of the cloud."  

"Cloud computing is not just the future of, it's the future of the computing industry," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of  "Amazon Web Services has been a true pioneer and leader in bringing cloud computing to developers and enterprises worldwide. We are delighted to be working with Amazon Web Services to accelerate this change, and bring its benefits to companies everywhere."
"We're excited to use and Amazon Web Services together to run our business in the cloud," said John Johnson, Vice President of Licensing at ASCAP. "We've been able to leverage these cloud services to create new applications, including document management, that bring new efficiencies to our business."

Connecting the Clouds with the Toolkit for Amazon Web Services
With the new Toolkit for AWS, developers can easily harness the power of Amazon S3 and Amazon EC2 to create compelling applications that run completely in the cloud. For end users of these applications, the integration of and AWS means that applications can be powered by both systems while providing a seamless user experience. for AWS includes:

  • tools for Amazon S3:  The first integration between the platform and AWS is around the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3). With this integration, the Amazon S3 service is made available 'natively' in the environment via the creation of an Amazon S3 toolkit that wraps the Amazon S3 API and access methods and makes them directly available within Apex code, the programming language.  Amazon S3 and its operations would be able to be included in application flows in a discrete and semantically rich fashion, including the ability to automatically add, remove or modify Amazon S3 objects based on workflow and data changes in a application. For example, developers could use this to build applications that require storage of large amounts of unstructured data, such as images, video, log files, or email backup.
  • tools for Amazon EC2:  The second integration is between and the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2).  Using Amazon EC2, developers can extend their applications with existing programming languages, such as PHP or Ruby, or pre-existing executables and libraries.  This toolkit is represented by pre-built Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) that have the full context, including language runtimes, configurations, and connections to associated API libraries, necessary to extend  Developers can use Amazon EC2 to simply instantiate the AMI and immediately begin development, without any additional configuration or installation procedures. The first AMI being made available is to use PHP with, with others likely to follow.
"The Toolkit for AWS will enable the creation of an entirely new class of applications for the enterprise that run entirely in the cloud," said Adam Caplan, CEO of Model Metrics, a consulting partner. "Customers are looking for ways that they can take full advantage of cloud-based services to run their businesses, and bringing together and Amazon Web Services will accelerate that trend."

The Toolkit for AWS is freely available at

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