NetSuite, the cloud-based business management software owned by Oracle, has completed part of its transition to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Customers in both Frankfurt and London are the first to take be moved from NetSuite’s self-described ‘DIY data centres’.
The transition was confirmed in an interview with ZDNET, with Oracle NetSuite executive VP, Evan Goldberg, noting that more regions are set to go online within the next 18 months. In fact, NetSuite software should be operational in 18 OCI data centres across the US, EMEA and JAPAC within that 18 month timeframe.
NetSuite was acquired by Oracle just three years ago, and at the time it was presumed that the company would move its SaaS applications to the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. This allows Oracle to prove the versatility of its cloud platform, allowing it to compete on the world stage with the likes of Amazon’s Web Service, Google’s Cloud, and Microsoft’s Azure.
While the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure is now home to the NetSuite software, the company’s big name clients still pale in comparison to the likes of its competitors. AWS and Azure already count multiple SaaS clients on its books, and while Oracle has recently upped its OCI feature list with new AI functions and beefed up security, it still has some way to go to catch up in terms of market share.
Thankfully, the move by NetSuite will go some way to show off the power of the OCI, and the majority of NetSuite customers will be able to benefit from the increased capabilities of the OCI very soon. By Spring 2020, the plan is to provision 100% of new NetSuite customers in Europe on OCI, while there will also be two US OCI regions available to customers around the same time.