Google Cloud Platform bumps Amazon Web Services as Salesforce's second cloud provider

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Google Cloud Platform bumps Amazon Web Services as Salesforce's second cloud provider
Marc Benioff, Salesforce

Cloud-based software giant Salesforce.com has selected Google Cloud as its second preferred public cloud provider and will use the platform to support its international expansion.

Salesforce already partners with public cloud leader Amazon Web Services, naming AWS as its preferred public cloud infrastructure provider in 2016.

During its annual Dreamforce event on Monday, Salesforce said AWS would remain as a preferred public cloud provider. Last month, Salesforce announced it had gone live in Australia, with availability zones courtesy of AWS. 

"Our partnership with Google represents the best of both worlds for our customers," said Salesforce chief executive Marc Benioff.

“There has never been an easier way for companies to run their entire business in the cloud—from productivity apps, email and analytics, to sales, service and marketing apps, this partnership will help make our customers smarter and more productive.”

The partnership will also see Google offer Salesforce customers licenses for its productivity suite G Suite for no additional cost up to one year.

Salesforce will also integrate together with Google Analytics, connecting sales, marketing and advertising data across Sales Cloud, Marketing Cloud and Google Analytics 360.

Salesforce said it would continue to use G Suite as its preferred productivity provider, while Google will use Salesforce as its preferred CRM.

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