652RA Best of Both Worlds: Here Comes the Hybrid Cloud!
Authors: Mark Koenig, Bruce Guptill
On Monday October 12, 2009, Salesforce.com announced the availability of new, jointly-marketed Cloud-based CRM solutions from Salesforce.com and Dell Inc. Dell will offer Salesforce.com's SaaS-based CRM and sales automation applications to its SMB clients, and will provide implementation and integration with existing systems and databases. Subscription based pricing starts from $9 per user per month. The next day, at Oracle Corporation’s OpenWorld conference, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff appeared on stage, with special guest Michael Dell of Dell Corporation to deliver a keynote entitled “The Best of Both Worlds,” that laid out a vision of a hybrid cloud in which on-premises applications work together with on-demand applications.