"The CEOs comments came in an earnings call that followed the release of Salesforce’s Q1, 2016 results on Wednesday. The company’s shift to AWS from its own data centers appears to represent a major strategic shift from Saleforce, even if it’s not yet complete.Salesforce expands relationship with AWS as it claims “best ever” opening quarter | SiliconANGLE
“We’ve got a great relationship with Amazon; they are a huge user of Salesforce and that certainly has been a huge part this quarter as well. We did a very significant and very large transaction with Amazon, and Jeff Bezos and I have a great meeting of the minds, (on) the future of the cloud. I think that it’s been a great relationship and partnership for us,” said Salesforce President and COO Keith Block when asked about expanding Salesforce’s use of AWS beyond Heroku and its IoT cloud. “We want to continue to grow that and expand that strategically. We are definitely exploring ways so we can use AWS more aggressively with Salesforce.”"
Friday, May 20, 2016
Salesforce expands relationship with AWS as it claims “best ever” opening quarter | SiliconANGLE
In other Salesforce architecture speculation, see Salesforce Caught Between Two Software Worlds (Fortune on Pat Helland's role and a potential Oracle Database => Postgres port)