Salesforce.com and HP Announce Strategic Cloud Partnership

Agree to jointly create the new Salesforce Superpod, a dedicated instance in the Salesforce multi-tenant cloud, running on HP's world-class and market leading Converged Infrastructure

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Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the world's #1 CRM platform, and HP (NYSE: HPQ) today announced a strategic partnership in cloud computing.

Salesforce.com and HP plan to create the new Salesforce Superpod, a dedicated instance in the Salesforce multi-tenant cloud, running on HP's world-class Converged Infrastructure. The companies plan to jointly develop and market the Salesforce Superpod to the world's largest enterprises. HP intends to be the first customer to be deployed on a Salesforce Superpod.

"The salesforce.com and HP partnership is a breakthrough in cloud computing," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. "The Salesforce Superpod will allow individual customers to have a dedicated instance in the Salesforce multi-tenant cloud, powered by HP's technology and fully managed within salesforce.com's world-class data centers."

"Trends like cloud, mobility and big data are creating a 'New Style of IT' and transforming what enterprise customers expect and need from technology. I'm excited to have HP and salesforce.com work together to help customers tackle these exciting challenges," said Meg Whitman, president and CEO, HP. "By jointly developing and using each other's technology, the Salesforce Superpod will deliver the highest standard in performance, reliability and management. HP intends to be the first customer of the Salesforce Superpod."

The Salesforce Superpod will be available for an additional fee to salesforce.com's largest customers.

Benioff will be joined onstage by Whitman to discuss the new strategic partnership during the opening keynote at Dreamforce on November 19, at 9:00 a.m. PT.

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