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.

In addition, we believe the cloud should be powered by clean energy. That’s why we have committed to eventually source 100% of our electricity from renewable energy across our global operations. We’re making progress by supporting renewable energy projects, advocating for clean energy, and partnering with likeminded organizations.

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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