Salesforce has entered into a multiyear agreement with Dell to use the Dell EMC infrastructure in its global data centers. The deal will also have the CRM company empower its employees with the business oriented Dell Latitude laptops.
The CRM maker already enjoys a partnership with the hardware giant, and this new deal further extends this, enabling Salesforce to expand and optimize its infrastructure, and maximize its performance, reliability, availability and efficiency.
Leaders of both companies have shown excitement for this new team-up.
In the words of Michael Dell, chairman and CEO, Dell Technologies:
“With our unique family of businesses, Dell Technologies provides customers with the essential infrastructure to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important asset, information. The expansion of Salesforce’s use of Dell EMC storage and servers and Dell laptops is an important milestone in our decade-long relationship.”
While Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, Salesforce had this to say:
“Michael and Dell have been amazing partners contributing to Salesforce’s success. We’re thrilled to extend our relationship with Dell Technologies as we deliver the scale and innovation to support the needs of Salesforce’s growing global customer base.”
A number of Dell EMC solutions are set to be put to use here, in order to deliver the Salesforce Intelligent Customer Success platform to customers around the world.
Starting with VMAX All Flash and Isilon scale-out NAS storage arrays, along with Data Domain data protection products and, of course, PowerEdge servers. The new all-flash storage arrays are also part of the deal, and will provide Salesforce with the petabyte-level storage and data protection that it requires.
And to top it all off, Dell Latitude client solutions will provide 25,000 Salesforce employees with access to the secure, manageable business-class line of laptops, as part of this new engagement.