Salesforce.com Announces Force.com Cloud Computing Architecture, Delivering the Power and Flexibility of Cloud Computing to the Enterprise
SAN FRANCISCO - salesforce.com Tour de Force Event - January 17,
Revolutionary 99 cents-per-login introductory price designed to jump start broad-based adoption of
New utility pricing for Force.com Platform-as-a-Service gives customers the flexibility to
deploy PaaS applications in the cloud throughout their enterprise based on usage needs
New Force.com Development-as-a-Service delivers comprehensive set of tools and services to
empower developers to tap into the enterprise cloud
- Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the market and technology leader in Software-as-a-Service
and Platform-as-a-Service, today announced Force.com Cloud Computing Architecture. Delivering the
power and flexibility of cloud computing to the enterprise, Force.com Cloud Computing Architecture
includes a new pay-per-login utility pricing model for the Force.com Platform, and Force.com
Development-as-a-Service, a new set of tools and services that will enable enterprise developers to
easily harness the promise of cloud computing for application development. With Force.com providing
the global infrastructure and services for database, logic, workflow, integration, user interface,
application development and application exchange, the Force.com Cloud Computing Architecture offers
the most comprehensive set of capabilities to harness cloud computing for the enterprise.
"Cloud computing, or Platform-as-a-Service, has enormous potential for the enterprise," said
Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. "Cloud computing offers almost unlimited computing
power and collaboration at a massive scale. With Force.com Platform-as-Service, we are providing
the necessary building blocks to make cloud computing real for the enterprise."
As part of the Force.com Cloud Computing Architecture, salesforce.com is announcing a new
utility pricing model for the Force.com Platform to give customers the flexibility to deploy
Platform-as-a-Service applications to users throughout their enterprise based on their usage needs
and patterns. CIOs and IT managers now have the power to deploy Force.com for unlimited or
per-login usage for regular or occasional users depending on the specific needs of their
Customers are Building and Deploying PaaS Apps in the Cloud
Salesforce.com customers have already created more than 50,000 custom applications with the
Force.com Platform, such as Accounts Receivable, Bug Enhancement Tracking, Employee Compliance and
Training, Emergency Room Staffing, Expense Reporting, Food Ingredient Management, Recruiting, Time
Management, and many others. The new Force.com Edition utility pricing model will enable customers
to deploy these custom applications throughout their enterprises in ways that make sense base on
employee usage patterns.
For example, users in the Account Payable department may use Expense Reporting applications
on a daily basis and need unlimited access to them for processing and accounting. Sales or
marketing personnel may only need to access an Expense Reporting application once per month or a
few times per quarter. The IT department can now take advantage of Force.com to deploy the Expense
Reporting application in an unlimited fashion in the Account Payable department, and have per-login
usage for sales and marketing employees.
Revolutionary Utility Pricing for Force.com
Force.com cloud (per login) pricing is now available. The list price is $5.00 per login, and
will be offered at a special promotional price of $0.99 per login now through the end of
2008. Customers must purchase 5 logins per named user which are good for one month. For
more frequent users (require more than 5 logins per month), Force.com pricing begins at $50 per
user per month for unlimited logins.
Force.com cloud pricing is for occasional-use, widely-deployed apps and is available for
platform use only and not for CRM applications.
Force.com PaaS - A Cloud Computing Architecture for the
The Force.com Platform-as-a-Service provides a comprehensive Cloud Computing Architecture to
revolutionize application creation and delivery. Provided completely as a service via the Internet,
the Force.com Platform provides the necessary building blocks to enable business application
creation and delivery, without the need for software and hardware client-server infrastructure.
By replacing the cost and complexity of software platforms with a complete, scalable service,
Force.com provides developers the fastest path to turn ideas into business impact. The Force.com
PaaS encompasses a complete feature set for the creation of business applications, including the
ability to create any database on demand, a workflow engine for managing collaboration between
users, the Apex Code programming language for building complex logic, the Force.com Web Services
API for programmatic access, mash-ups, and integration with other applications and data,
Visualforce for a framework to build any User-Interface-as-a-Service, and now Force.com
Development-as-a-Service to provide a comprehensive set of tools and services for developers,
partners and customers.
For more information on Force.com Development-as-a-Service, please see the salesforce.com
press release at http://www.salesforce.com.
Force.com Platform and the AppExchange
Force.com (http://www.force.com/) reinvents the traditional development, deployment and
distribution of any business application with platform-as-a-service. Developers, customers and
partners can use Force.com to easily create a new generation of on-demand applications and deploy
them worldwide as a service. Force.com allows applications to be easily shared, exchanged and
installed with a few simple clicks via salesforce.com's AppExchange marketplace, enabling all the
innovation that Force.com unleashes to be easily distributed to the entire on-demand community.
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