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What you need to know on in 10 slides


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What you need to know on in 10 slides

  1. 1. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ON A insight on the platform G.WINDELS [email_address]
  2. 2. Cloud Offering Topology IaaS PaaS
  3. 3. = Source: – Link
  4. 4. Mental Model <ul><ul><li>Business application in the cloud </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write application in less time with less code </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highly abstracted Development Framework: most common objects definitions, logics, workflows can be defined in a browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Complex or specific business cases can be handled through’s language Apex in a browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>There are no deployment, no package, no tables, no hardware, no infrastructure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> is business application oriented </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Salesforce CRM background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration with ERP systems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> is out-of-the-box workflow-enabled (tasks, emails, field updates) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It holds all application business users (as per the T&C) </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Dollar Model <ul><li>From end customers (i.e.: organizations installing applications on the cloud): is adopting a similar $/user/month model as for Salesforce CRM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>$50 / user / month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 10 applications </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data: 20MB/user </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>File Storage: 600MB/user </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>200 database objects (~tables) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$75 / user / month </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unlimited apps </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Data: 120MB/user </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>File Storage: 600MB/user </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2000 database objects (~tables) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On top of the above, there are limitations in bandwidth, API calls/day, page views/month </li></ul></ul><ul><li>From developers: having an application listed on the marketplace has a cost, listing applications on the marketplace </li></ul>Source: – Link
  6. 6., the Java bridge to the cloud <ul><li>VMforce should be available in fall 2010 for developers </li></ul><ul><li>It allows to natively run Java applications in the cloud from a standard Spring Eclipse-based IDE </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Unlike Azure where java runtimes need to be executed “manually” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Brings the elasticity of the cloud platform for app servers, databases and infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>VMforce applications will run on SpringSource “tc” server, the Enterprise version of Apache Tomcat </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Azure is a step ahead on on Java support </li></ul>
  7. 7. The PaaS Java Integration Race
  8. 8. Developing on – Browser + Forms
  9. 9. Developing on – IDE
  10. 10. The markerplace <ul><li>Appexchange, dedicated to Salesforce customers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>29% are Sales applications (Compensation Management, Contract Management, Quoting and Order, Forecasting…) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>17% are Marketing applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>15% are Collaboration applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Trialforce, dedicated to non-Salesforce customers </li></ul><ul><ul><li> developers can automatically provision an instance of their application to their potential customers who are not prior Salesforce customers (i.e.: do not own a Salesforce account) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free for the end customer </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Trialforce and Appexchange are complimentary </li></ul><ul><li>Revenue model for developers can be $ / user / month or ELA-based </li></ul>