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Salesforce buys MuleSoft and adds an Integration Cloud

March 21, 2018 / Barry Levine

Salesforce announced Tuesday it has signed an agreement to buy data integration vendor MuleSoft for $6.5 billion as the backbone for a new Integration Cloud. With more than 1,200 client companies in 60 countries, San Francisco-based MuleSoft offers a platform for building application networks that connect apps, data and devices. In a statement, the CRM-centered giant said the acquisition will allow it to “unlock data across legacy systems, cloud apps and devices to make smarter, faster decisions and create highly differentiated, connected customer experiences.” The new Integration Cloud will offer an Integration-Platform-as-a-Service that is intended to let enterprises access any data anywhere. Doesn’t Salesforce already have the capability to integrate data from anywhere?