and HP to Team on Superpods

Tech giants (CRM) and HP (HPQ) have joined forces on the Salesforce Superpod, a new dedicated instance in the Salesforce multi-tenant cloud, running on HP’s Converged Infrastructure. The companies plan to jointly develop and market the Salesforce Superpod to the world’s largest enterprises, with HP as the first customer.

The announcement was made in conjunction with the DreamForce 2013 conference is under way in San Francisco this week. The Twitter conversation can be followed at #DF13.

“The and HP partnership is a breakthrough in cloud computing,” said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, “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’s world-class data centers.”

The Salesforce Superpod will be available for an additional fee to’s largest customers. CEO Marc Benioff will be joined on stage by HP’s Meg Whitman Tuesday to discuss the new strategic partnership.

“Trends like cloud, mobility and big data are creating a ‘New Style of IT’ and transforming what enterprise customers expect and need from technology,” said Whitman. “I’m excited to have HP and work together to help customers tackle these exciting challenges. 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.”

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