Say, what happened to best new friend? Salesforce has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Google for its cloud platform G Suite, in order to support its rapidly growing global customer base.
This, despite the company enjoying the warmest of relationships with AWS.
Basically, Google Cloud has joined Amazon as a preferred storage provider for Salesforce, as it seeks to help bring new clients abroad its service. In other words, this is a big blow to Amazon Web Services, which was previously the main cloud provider for Salesforce.
Both companies continue to work together, but Google has now laid claim to some of this territory.
Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of Salesforce, said at the company’s annual Dreamforce event in San Francisco on Monday:
“Our partnership with Google represents the best of both worlds for our customers.”
While confirming that AWS will also remain its preferred public cloud provider.
As part of this new partnership, Google will offer eligible Salesforce customers its G Suite licenses at no additional cost for up to one year. The company will also integrate Google Analytics with Salesforce, connecting sales, marketing and advertising data across both platforms.
Salesforce shares were up 1.5% following the announcement, going at $104 in extended trading.