Salesforce. has filed a patent for automating application deployment in a multi-tenant database environment. The method involves managing a machine farm, executing an agent provisioning script, and loading applications and dependencies into memory. The claim details a method to deploy application upgrades to a deployment group within the machine farm. GlobalData’s report on Salesforce gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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Automating deployment of applications in multi-tenant database environment

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Salesforce Inc

A patent application (Publication Number: US20240036913A1) describes a method for deploying an application upgrade to a deployment group consisting of machines in a machine farm. The method involves executing a code deployment agent via a control hub to obtain the upgrade, accessing a list of machine locations, retrieving a unique reference for each machine to determine a URL for loading the upgrade and dependencies, loading the upgrade into memory for each machine, and executing applications containing the upgrade from memory. The code deployment agent can load upgrades based on machine locations, retrieve from multiple URL references, tag machines for identification, and load provisioning scripts.

Additionally, the patent application includes claims for non-transitory computer-readable storage media with instructions for executing the deployment method and a system configured to deploy upgrades to a machine farm deployment group. The system includes a memory to store instructions and a processor to execute them, enabling operations such as executing the code deployment agent, accessing machine location lists, retrieving unique references for URLs, loading upgrades and dependencies into memory, and executing applications with the upgrade. The system can also load upgrades based on machine locations and provision scripts to machines in the farm. This patent application outlines a comprehensive method and system for efficiently deploying application upgrades to machine farm deployment groups, enhancing the management and execution of software updates within a data center environment.

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