Architecting on Force.com

Abstract

Architecture is a large and complex topic. Sometimes it's about the decision of whether to write code this way or that way, and other times its about whether to choose this solution or that solution, this integration path, or that integration path.

The following collection of videos and slides (recorded at Dreamforce 2009) address all of these topics. The first section, What To Put In The Cloud, looks at just that - what are the right technologies and what should be built in the cloud. High Level Integration looks at the issues around the high level integration of cloud applications with your existing architecture and infrastructure. Finally, Architecting on Force.com looks at some of the details around integration, security and the architectural approaches to building applications on Force.com.

What To Put In The Cloud

What applications should you consider building in the cloud, and which technologies should you be using?

What Applications Are Right for the Cloud?

Choosing the right applications to build in the cloud is a critical first step in the building process. Join us to learn about the many types of applications other customers have built in the cloud and pick up best practices for selecting your first application project.


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Architecting in the Cloud: Choosing the Right Technologies for Your Solution

It's been said that when the only tool you have is a hammer, the whole world looks like a nail. This session compares and contrasts different approaches to architecting and implementing a Force.com application. As the Force.com platform evolves, more features provide various ways to get the job done, some more appropriate than others based on use case. Don't let your world become a nail—come and expand your toolbox of tips and skills.


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Developing Enterprise Solutions in the Cloud

Force.com is the fastest platform for building and deploying enterprise business applications that run in the cloud. This presentation covers the tools, methodologies, and procedures several customers have used to evaluate business requests and legacy applications to identify the best candidates to move through the cloud factory.


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High Level Integration

Cloud applications are often tied to other applications - your enterprise will be full of existing applications. The following items address the issues around the high level integration.

7 Steps to a Successful Enterprise Architecture with the Cloud

How can you insert the cloud into your enterprise architecture to reduce costs while increasing strategic agility? This presentation provides practical lessons on how to effectively evolve your IT architecture to take advantage of key cloud design principles and see road maps from those who’ve successfully done it before.


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CIO Roundtable

This is a discussion with top IT thought leaders about maximizing the value of the Force.com platform for your development organization. Hear insights and best practices on how to automate critical business processes, integrate with other systems, and improve your partnership with business users.


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Running IT in the Cloud

We’ve been there, done that. Learn about salesforce.com’s IT success in leveraging the Force.com platform, integrating the back office, supporting a global enterprise, and managing the IT portfolio and ecosystem in the cloud.


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IT Management from the Cloud

Today’s cloud-based services address a wide range of IT development and management challenges. Everything, in fact, from managing the development of breakthrough apps or the rollout of salesforce.com across the enterprise to providing single sign-on for a panoply of cloud-based and on-premises systems. In this presentation, hear how CA, the largest independent IT management software company, is partnering with salesforce.com to deliver IT management from the cloud.


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Running Your Company in the Cloud: How We Built Our Full ERP System in the Cloud

See how Vetrazzo, a leader in green building products, developed a fully functioning ERP system (including inventory and order management, production planning, and forecasting) on the Force.com platform in less than 6 months, with limited company resources and only a consulting developer and a project manager. This session covers the development process, demonstrates the capabilities implemented, and discusses lessons learned during the development.


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Architecting on Force.com

The following items look at integration, security and architecture approaches to building applications on Force.com.

Integrate Force.com with the Rest of Your Environment

Integration should be the least of your implementation challenges. This session will explain how the Force.com platform lets you integrate with your back-office and ERP applications using Web services and repeatable design patterns. Hear real-life examples of IT success in integrating Force.com applications with ERP solutions such as Oracle and SAP.


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Bring Your Application Projects to Life: Release Management with Force.com

Learn how to automate the process of moving from development to production environments. The presentation focusses on development lifecycle management, packaging and code promotion, and sandbox migration. Hear best practices for managing multiple development environments, packaging applications, and moving to production. Plus, learn how new Force.com technologies expedite and simplify the release management process.


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Best Practices and Approaches for Handling Large Data Volumes

Adoption and usage is high, and users are demanding more integration and data. What steps should you take to ensure that performance and client satisfaction remain high? This presentation explores how to handle your tens of millions of records in the most efficient manner possible.


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Single Org or Multi: What's Right for My Deployment?

Enterprise-scale companies that have multiple business units often grapple with whether to use a single org for all users or multiple orgs for separate business units. This presentation reviews the key decision criteria as well as strategies for handling roll-up reporting approaches for merging, consolidating, and dividing orgs.


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Security in the Cloud: Protecting Your Business with the Cloud

There is no finish line to building the right security, and our customers’ security is the foundation of success. This presentation covers best practices for ensuring data integrity and systems security in your organization.


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