Welcome!

Java Authors: Pat Romanski, Liz McMillan, Adrian Bridgwater, Sharon Barkai, Imran Akbar

Related Topics: Cloud Expo, Oracle, Red Hat

Cloud Expo: Article

NetSuite Mimics Salesforce Cloud

Salesforce.com wannabe NetSuite, Larry Ellison's other company, has bundled up a bunch of widgetry like Salesforce's Force.com

Salesforce.com wannabe NetSuite, Larry Ellison's other company, has bundled up a bunch of widgetry much like Salesforce's Force.com platform-as-a-service and dubbed it the SuiteCloud Ecosystem.

As one might infer from the name, the on-demand products, development tools and services are designed to let customers run their business operations in the cloud and let software developers build mission-critical apps on NetSuite's ERP/CRM/e-Commerce underpinnings, which means ISVs can embed NetSuite's feature set into their apps.

It includes a SuiteCloud Developer Network (SDN) and SuiteApp.com, an online application marketplace, as well as NetSuite's multi-tenant SaaS infrastructure.

SDN leverages NetSuite's Business Operating System (NS-BOS), which makes the applications unavoidably dependent on NetSuite's proprietary functionality.

Most SuiteApps run completely inside NetSuite, hosted on the same servers and living in the same database. Some are integrated with other SaaS systems that NetSuite customers use.

More Stories By Maureen O'Gara

Maureen O'Gara the most read technology reporter for the past 20 years, is the Cloud Computing and Virtualization News Desk editor of SYS-CON Media. She is the publisher of famous "Billygrams" and the editor-in-chief of "Client/Server News" for more than a decade. One of the most respected technology reporters in the business, Maureen can be reached by email at maureen(at)sys-con.com or paperboy(at)g2news.com, and by phone at 516 759-7025. Twitter: @MaureenOGara

Comments (0)

Share your thoughts on this story.

Add your comment
You must be signed in to add a comment. Sign-in | Register

In accordance with our Comment Policy, we encourage comments that are on topic, relevant and to-the-point. We will remove comments that include profanity, personal attacks, racial slurs, threats of violence, or other inappropriate material that violates our Terms and Conditions, and will block users who make repeated violations. We ask all readers to expect diversity of opinion and to treat one another with dignity and respect.