Navisite Promotes Oracle SaaS Licenses to Cloud ISVs
NaviSite, a cloud services provider acquired by Time Warner Cable Company earlier this year, is promoting Oracle SaaS software licenses for ISVs (independent software vendors) that are pushing into cloud computing. The move comes as Oracle itself continues to bolster its cloud strategy.
According to NaviSite:
“With monthly Oracle software licensing, NaviSite ISV customers can take advantage of a flexible usage-based billing that accommodates changing business needs. The Oracle software licensing is seamlessly integrated into NaviSite’s hosting services, and complements traditional licensing.”
NaviSite is a platinum member of the Oracle PartnerNetwork (OPN) Specialized partner program. The company has a longstanding relationship with Oracle, which itself has been promoting a cloud strategy in recent months.
Indeed, Oracle acquired RightNow, a CRM-focused SaaS company, in October 2011. And Oracle CEO Larry Ellison evangelized his cloud vision during the Oracle OpenWorld conference in early October. Also, keep an eye on Kevin O’Brien, senior director of ISV and SaaS strategy, Oracle. O’Brien has quietly helped scores of ISVs to overhaul their Oracle applications for the cloud in the past year or so, Talkin’ Cloud has heard.
Meanwhile, NaviSite is betting heavily on ISVs that want to host their Oracle-based applications within NaviSite’s cloud. But NaviSite also is hedging its cloud bets in numerous ways. Two prime examples: NaviSite also has hosting and SaaS relationships with Microsoft and IBM’s Lotus business.