NetSuite: Datacentres demonstrate European commitment

Oct 20, 2015

US firm says European datacentres will help partners win deals across strictly-regulated verticals

Cloud software provider NetSuite (NYSE: N) says building two European datacentres demonstrates its commitment to its customers and partners across the region.

The firm recently announced two new datacentres in Dublin and Amsterdam, which are expected to be operational later this year. It acknowledges the importance for some potential customers of storing their data within the EU – for some European customers, keeping their data within the region is a deal-breaker.

The location of stored data is also significant given the EU Court of Justice recently declared the EU-US Safe Harbour framework invalid.

Craig Sullivan SVP, enterprise & international products at NetSuite says the datacentres are “a tangible investment in our customers’ and partners’ businesses.”

He tells Channel Pro: “The new datacentre locations provide a great opportunity for business expansion, giving us, and our partners, the ability to open up new territories, and vertical markets, allowing more great European brands to transform their business. Furthermore, they give us the opportunity to work with more mature and conservative partners and customers across the region – a huge benefit for all parties.”

The company recently announced new UK customers Thames Tideway Tunnel and WHSmith, both serviced through Accenture, and Secrid through Dutch partner E-Litt.

It has also signed an agreement with Capgemini to be NetSuite’s sole distributor in France.

“Europe represents one of NetSuite’s largest growth opportunities,” comments Zach Nelson, NetSuite CEO. “Our datacentres in Amsterdam and Ireland are proof of our continued strong commitment to our European customers,” he says, adding that they are part of the firm’s ongoing plan to bring more resources, focus, and investment to its European customers.

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