A sustainable alternative to on-premises systems

Salesforce’s cloud computing model has a much smaller environmental footprint than traditional IT hardware and software. By sharing computing resources among a large number of customers, you gain enormous economies of scale, especially when it comes to carbon and energy consumption. In fact, our core platform is 98% more carbon efficient on average than on-premises software.

How do we do it? One word: multitenancy.

Salesforce’s multitenant architecture is essentially a shared utility, so we can optimize computing resources across all our customers. While a traditional single-tenant application requires a dedicated set of resources to fulfill the needs of just one department or organization or company, a multitenant application uses the same amount of resources to satisfy the needs of multiple “tenants.” The result: incredible savings.


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