Founder of Technical Potpourri, Co-Founder of Shrey Tech, Enterprise Cloud Architect
Salesforce, the world’s leading customer relationship management (CRM) platform, has recently launched Hyperforce, a major new initiative aimed at enhancing the company’s ability to deliver its services and solutions to customers with greater speed, security, and scalability. In this blog post, I will take a closer look at what Hyperforce is, how it works, and what it means for Salesforce customers.
What Is Hyperforce?
Hyperforce is a major re-architecture of Salesforce’s underlying technology infrastructure, designed to take advantage of the latest advancements in cloud computing, including distributed computing, edge computing, and virtualization. The goal of Hyperforce is to enable Salesforce to deliver its platform and applications to customers with the same level of performance, reliability, and security, regardless of where they are located or what devices they are using.
One of the key features of Hyperforce is that it allows Salesforce to run its platform on any public cloud infrastructure, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), in addition to Salesforce’s own cloud infrastructure. This means that Salesforce can now offer its customers more choice and flexibility in terms of where they want their data and applications to reside.
How Does Hyperforce Work?
Hyperforce is built on top of Salesforce’s existing multi-tenant architecture, which allows multiple customers to share a single instance of the platform, while maintaining strict data separation and security. However, with Hyperforce, Salesforce has introduced a new level of abstraction, called the Hypervisor, which sits between the platform and the underlying infrastructure.
The Hypervisor is responsible for managing the allocation of resources, such as compute, storage, and networking, across the different cloud providers that Salesforce supports. It also provides a layer of isolation and protection, ensuring that customer data and applications are kept separate and secure, even when they are running on the same physical infrastructure.
Another key component of Hyperforce is the use of edge computing, which allows Salesforce to bring its services closer to the customer, reducing latency and improving performance. This is achieved through the deployment of Salesforce Edge, a distributed network of edge nodes that are strategically located in data centers around the world. By caching data and executing logic closer to the customer, Salesforce can provide a more responsive and seamless user experience.
What Are The Benefits Of Hyperforce?
Hyperforce offers several key benefits for Salesforce customers, including:
- Greater choice and flexibility: With Hyperforce, customers can choose to run their Salesforce applications on any of the major public cloud providers, as well as Salesforce’s own cloud infrastructure. This gives them more control over where their data and applications reside, and the ability to choose the best infrastructure for their specific needs.
- Improved performance and scalability: Hyperforce’s use of distributed computing and edge computing allows Salesforce to deliver its services and solutions with greater speed and scalability, even as the volume of data and transactions increases.
- Enhanced security and compliance: Hyperforce provides a new level of security and compliance, through the use of the Hypervisor and other advanced security features. This ensures that customer data and applications are protected against unauthorized access and cyber threats, while also meeting regulatory requirements.
- Faster innovation and time-to-market: With Hyperforce, Salesforce can innovate and release new features and updates more quickly, thanks to the agility and flexibility of the underlying infrastructure. This means that customers can benefit from the latest advancements in technology and functionality, without having to wait for lengthy upgrade cycles.
How To Check If My Org Is Now On Hyperforce Server?
You can go to Settings -> Environments -> Sandboxes to check whether your sandboxes are in Hyperforce Server or not. See the screenshot below –
At the bottom of this article is the list of designations for the Hyperforce servers: https://help.salesforce.com/s/articleView?id=000314281&type=1
Hyperforce represents a major leap forward for Salesforce, enabling the company to offer its customers greater choice, flexibility, performance, and security, while also accelerating innovation and time-to-market. By leveraging the latest advancements in cloud computing and distributed computing, Salesforce is well-positioned to meet the evolving needs of its customers, both now and in the future.
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