What is Hyperforce and why did Salesforce create Hyperforce?

What is Hyperforce – An Introduction 

Hyperforce is a new infrastructure architecture that unifies the foundations of the various clouds and allows Salesforce to scale rapidly and securely using public cloud partners.

It is a complete re-architecture of Salesforce designed to deliver an even more powerful and scalable platform to support the growth and success of Salesforce’s global customer base. Hyperforce will empower Salesforce customers to securely deploy Salesforce apps and services from anywhere while using the scale and agility of the public cloud.

It enables existing and prospective Salesforce customers to utilize public cloud infrastructure, which is something that wasn’t possible before the recent architectural overhaul to the Salesforce platform.

Among the greatest advantages of Hyperforce is that it’s 100% backward compatible, which means Salesforce developers can rest assured knowing Salesforce apps will not be affected when moved to Hyperforce.

It will change the game for many Salesforce users around the world. It is a CRM that has the potential to enhance all of your processes and make digital transformation easy.

Hyperforce Features 

  • Compliance – Hyperforce allows businesses to store data locally while staying globally compliant. With Hyperforce, you choose the location where your data will be stored. This unlocks the ability to comply with regulations specific to your company, region, or industry. 
  • Scalability – The key for emerging digital companies is having the ability to effectively scale in a timely manner. Hyperforce enables you to implement scalable features faster with a super flexible infrastructure. You can deploy resources in the public cloud quickly and have full control of the process.
  • Compatibility – If you’re already using Salesforce, you don’t need to worry. Hyperforce is hyper-compatible and will work with all your existing Salesforce apps, customisations and integrations. You can also future-proof all your apps with backward compatibility to ensure that you don’t encounter many disruptions in the coming years. 
  • Security – Rest assured. Your data is safe with Hyperforce. Salesforce is the world’s most trusted cloud-based software, and that trust continues with this new release. Hyperforce allows you to protect sensitive data with functions that run in the background to ensure the privacy and security of your data. 

Each of the features contributes to an enhanced experience for Salesforce users. For those global companies based in Europe, China and India, the release of Hyperforce and the ability to host Salesforce data on a local cloud platform like Azure, AWS and GCP, is bound to open up an array of new business opportunities.

Hyperforce Advantages

Hyperforce has many advantages related to speed. 

  • If Salesforce can run on the same local infrastructure as another database (like Microsoft SQL), and use the Salesforce APIs to perform integration at scale… well, this is hyper-migration, hyper-analytics, and hyper-ecommerce! 
  • With your own hosted infrastructure, you can further improve the user experience through faster hardware, more storage and better network performance.
  • All together, Hyperforce brings forth a whole new level of consideration for the CIOs, CTOs, and technical architects out there.

Why did Salesforce create Hyperforce?

When it comes to storing large amounts of data or performing heavy computations, Salesforce shared infrastructure has known limits. Hyperforce enables Salesforce to keep up with other major CRM companies like Oracle and Microsoft because Salesforce customers are now able to use public cloud infrastructure to store their Salesforce instances. 

Each Salesforce instance had to be housed in a Salesforce data center before the introduction of Hyperforce. Existing and potential Salesforce customers now have the flexibility to choose where their Salesforce instance is located, which solves many issues related to scalability and geographic location. 

Many prospective customers lacked compliant solutions to satisfy geographic regulations of the data before the introduction of Hyperforce. In addition, existing customers may be noncompliant today, and they may have faced difficulties merging data and acquiring businesses with different regulations.

In addition, asynchronous queues like future, scheduled and batch jobs have been known to be limited as multiple customers share the same “pod” or server. Using public cloud infrastructure means Salesforce customers no longer have to consider other customers’ usage of these items during planning and execution.

Where is Hyperforce available?

Hyperforce is Salesforce that you can deploy on your own cloud infrastructure in your region of choice. 

No matter the regulatory specifications of your industry, region or company — with Hyperforce you have full control over where your Salesforce data is stored. It is hypercompliant!

According to Salesforce President and COO Bret Taylor, Hyperforce will be available in every region with major computing cloud providers.

Hyperforce Delivers: 

  • Performance at B2B and B2C scale. With the elasticity of public cloud, customers can more easily access compute capacity as required to be more flexible and efficient. Hyperforce allows resources to be deployed in the public cloud quickly and easily — reducing implementation time from months to just weeks or even days. 
  • Built-in Trust. Hyperforce’s security architecture limits users to appropriate levels of access to customer data, protecting sensitive information from human error or misconfiguration. Encryption, at rest and in transit, comes standard, ensuring the privacy and the security of data. 
  • Local Data Storage. Through Hyperforce, customers around the world can choose to store data in a particular location to support compliance with regulations specific to their company, industry and region. 
  • Backwards Compatibility. Every Salesforce app, customization and integration, regardless of Cloud, will run on Hyperforce.

Hyperforce Keeps Salesforce Competitive in the CRM Marketplace

Salesforce is the world’s #1 CRM, and the company plans to retain that title. Hyperforce will allow Salesforce to increase the company’s competitiveness with the improved performance options and geographic compliance. 

Other major CRM companies already offer their products using public or private infrastructure, and the announcement of Hyperforce is leveling the playing field for Salesforce and other CRM companies.

Microsoft recently announced an India server location for their CRM Dynamics product, and other companies like Oracle also have data centers in India and other countries. Other tech companies are likely to follow suit if they have hosted proprietary infrastructure in limited continents or countries.

In addition, there may be an opportunity for other tech companies to integrate with these “other cloud” hosted Salesforce instances in a “same hardware” way, which would produce blazing fast data transfer speeds.

Rethink Salesforce Data Storage and Computing Limits with Hyperforce

With Hyperforce, your Salesforce data storage and computing needs are no longer limited to the known boundaries of a typical Salesforce org. You can scale up your hardware and computing power through your own cloud or IT provider and resources. 

This is a huge enabler for large-scale enterprises and fast-paced companies. We can’t wait to see what this hyper scalable option does to drive transformation through the extreme flexibility of extra power!

How will Hyperforce affect the Salesforce Ecosystem as a whole?

Everyone in the Salesforce ecosystem can benefit from the expanded capabilities Hyperforce brings to the platform. Here are some of the ways we think Hyperforce may affect the Salesforce ecosystem in coming years:

  • Skills in the ecosystem may expand as infrastructure and purpose-built clouds need to be maintained.
  • There will be an influx of new customers in sectors, industries and countries that have a happy path toward being compliant geographically.
  • Existing businesses may opt to migrate to Hyperforce, which could mean some planning and projects are required.
  • A new sort of ‘build vs. buy’ dilemma will occur related to the cost of hosting your own infrastructure and managing new skills. Up to this point, Salesforce has handled those aspects for customers by using Salesforce data centers.

How Hyperforce Handles Security

So far, Hyperforce is said to handle security the same as it already does. This means data is encrypted while in motion and at rest. Your data is protected — even from you and other customers! 

To date, Salesforce customers have the ability to export and import data through the Salesforce API, but you do not have direct database access, which refers to the Oracle database that is running on the server. 

Hyperforce enables Salesforce data to live on your chosen cloud infrastructure, but it does not increase your database access, and you will still import and export only through the Salesforce API. Speaking from a hyper-secure point of view, this decision is in your best interest.

Hyperforce Compatibility and Integrations

Salesforce claims to treat a Hyperforce org like all of their other instances. Integrations and apps will remain backwards compatible as Hyperforce goes through security updates and major releases.

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