Where will the new data centres be located?
One will be in Dublin and the other in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Both data centres are expected to be operational this calendar year, and will both be powered by 100 percent renewable energy.
Data will be shared and backed up between the two European locations, providing high levels of security, extensive connectivity, performance, support services and fully redundant infrastructure.
Appealing to those companies that would prefer to have their data stored in Europe, the two data centres will meet European data protection and privacy requirements. NetSuite will be well placed to meet any new requirements to keep EU data securely within Europe.
Designed to support NetSuite’s growth in the region, the new data centres will meet the needs of the increasing number of European companies that are adopting the cloud-based business management software.
“Europe represents one of NetSuite’s largest growth opportunities,” said Zach Nelson, NetSuite CEO. “Our data centres in Amsterdam and Ireland are proof of our continued strong commitment to our European customers. Today’s news is a key part of our ongoing plan to bring more resources, focus, and investment to our European customers in the form of additional capacity, security and compliance with local data regulations. NetSuite has always had high standards for compliance and security and the European data centres will adhere to those standards.”
NetSuite’s commitment to the UK and Europe
Since it opened its first office in London in 2002, NetSuite has shown an unrelenting commitment to bring its software suite to businesses in the UK and Europe. As the adoption of NetSuite accelerates in Europe, the company has doubled down on investment to support regional business growth across the key pillars of infrastructure, product innovation, strong customer momentum and key partnerships.
The company demonstrated the importance of Europe to its growth strategy with the acquisition of UK cloud-based eCommerce pioneer Venda last year.
Some big new customers in the UK and Europe
During yesterday’s event, NetSuite also announced some big new customers including WHSmith, Pret A Manger and Deliveroo. Below we explain a little bit more about how these companies are using NetSuite.
The UK-based retail chain offering a wide range of books, newspapers, magazines, stationery and gifts, has launched a new cloud-based B2B online commerce system on NetSuite SuiteCommerce to support its rapidly growing franchise business.
SuiteCommerce’s B2B capabilities allow WHSmith to provide a robust, secure and easy-to-use commerce system where their franchise partners and wholesale partners across the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia can efficiently make purchases, manage payments, review order history and account details, and request refunds and returns from a secure, password-protected online environment.
Their eCommerce is now seamlessly integrated with back-end operational systems, including order and inventory management, marketing, customer support and financials.
Pret A Manger
The international food and coffee brand has selected NetSuite OneWorld for finance management. Pret A Manger will replace its existing system with NetSuite OneWorld to manage mission-critical business processes across the UK, US, France, Hong Kong and China, including procure-to-pay, credit-to-cash, global financial consolidation, multi-currency management for five different currencies.
With 390 shops in five markets, serving over 450,000 customers a day, Pret A Manger sought a financial management system that could support its needs as it grew into new markets, and expanded in current markets.
“As we continue to grow both in the UK and internationally, we need a system that can scale with us while ensuring that we have the currency, language and tax compliance features we need,” said Andy Chalklin, Group Director of IT at Pret A Manger. “NetSuite will give us what we need, without the investment in IT that an on-premise system would require.”
The fast-growing, on-demand delivery service for high-quality restaurant meals, has implemented NetSuite OneWorld to fuel its growth. Deliveroo is using NetSuite OneWorld to manage mission-critical business processes at subsidiaries in the UK, France, Ireland, Belgium, Germany and Netherlands, including global financial consolidation, inventory management and multi-currency capabilities for the Euro and British pound.
“We’ve seen phenomenal growth in our business and, as we look to expand and transform the food delivery experience, we know NetSuite’s global capabilities will allow us to quickly and easily expand into new countries and take advantage of the ever increasing demand for food delivery services,” said Emma Whibley, Finance Director at Deliveroo.
“We can grow with confidence knowing that OneWorld can meet the local language, currency and tax requirements, and we won’t have to make significant investments in infrastructure and IT.”
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