Bull is building on its worldwide STAR distribution agreements signed with NetApp in 2005 to address the growing market demand for high-level architecture and implementation services.
Through an extensive certification program launched in 2008 and covering over 200 Bull sales and services personnel throughout EMEA, a first wave of countries have obtained NetApp Authorized Support Partner (ASP) and Authorized Professional Services Provider (APSP) status, enabling them to deliver a wide range of accredited support and implementation services across the entire range of NetApp products.
This training programme is the largest undertaken by any NetApp EMEA partner to date, and gives Bull the widest coverage of support and implementation services of any NetApp partner in the EMEA market.
To date, Austria, France, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK have achieved ASP status, with Austria, France, Spain and the UK having attained APSP status. A second group of countries are working towards ASP/APSP accreditation over the coming months.