NetSuite, the newly acquired Oracle division that provides software-as-a-service cloud business applications, has launched a major global expansion plan, and one of its additions will a new field office in Colombia.
While the international push by Oracle’s NetSuite global business unit is primarily focused on adding data centers — which will grow from five to 11 across the world — it is also establishing 13 international field offices.
In addition to its new location in Colombia, Oracle’s push into Latin America will include new NetSuite field offices in Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Chile. Throughout the rest of the world, offices will also be launched in France, Germany, Sweden, Dubai, China, India, Malaysia, and New Zealand. On top of these expansions, the company says it will hire more employees in the field offices that are already operating.
“Leveraging Oracle’s global scale, we are able to massively accelerate NetSuite’s vision of bringing a single unified suite to companies all over the world,” said Jim McGeever, executive vice president of Oracle’s NetSuite global business unit. “Oracle’s technology infrastructure and global reach enable us to help ensure customer success no matter where they are located in the world.”
The Silicon Valley-based technology giant paid $9.3 billion USD to acquire NetSuite last year, formally completing the acquisition in November.
NetSuite — which competes with the likes of SalesForce and SAP and provides services including enterprise resource planning, human resources, and omnichannel commerce — is also planning to bring six new data centers online. The centers will be located in the United Sates (Chicago), Germany (Frankfurt), Australia, Singapore, Japan, and China, according to Oracle.
The company says this will greatly expand the service’s reach and capability beyond the already-existing data centers used by NetSuite’s global business unit, which are currently limited to North America (where three centers are located) and Europe (where two centers reside in Amsterdam and Dublin).
“The addition of Oracle data centers to NetSuite’s operations will provide even greater security, redundancy, performance, and scalability for new and existing customers across the globe,” said the company in a statement.
To further support its international growth, Oracle NetSuite’s global business unit also plans to add several development centers to its roster. At least three will be added in India, China, and Japan.
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