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EMC VSPEX powered by Bull bullion servers

Posted on 01 November 2012 by Pierre Picard

Delivering simplicity, flexibility and efficiency for virtual server environments

Bull announced the availability of EMC® VSPEX™ Proven Infrastructure Solutions based on Bull’s bullion servers that provide validated solutions for virtual server environments – suitable for both business-critical application environments and for building private clouds – and will significantly increase the number of VMs supported by current VSPEX configurations.

VSPEX Proven Infrastructures deliver predictable performance that significantly reduces the planning, sizing and configuration burdens of adopting private cloud or end-user computing environments. Bull has capitalized on its expertise in EMC technologies and VMware-based server infrastructures, and through EMC’s VSPEX program ensures the integration and alignment of hypervisor, compute, network, and storage components for a wide range of application workloads through a series of Reference Architectures, sizing and deployment guides.

Bull’s participation in EMC’s VSPEX program is the latest step in a relationship that spans 20 years, extending across all major EMC product lines which are marketed throughout the world through Bull’s StoreWay storage integration arm.

In any virtualization or cloud deployment, the network plays a critical foundational role in the delivery and migration of data between VMs. Another unique feature of the new VSPEX solutions based on Bull bullion is the integration of Brocade® VDX®6720 Data Center switches and VCS®Fabric technology.  Brocade cloud-optimized networking technologies are designed to seamlessly integrate and extend virtual compute in multi-vendor environments to help enable increased network performance, utilization and resiliency in virtualized architectures.  Using VCS fabrics, customers can manage dozens of switches as a single logical device, dramatically reducing operational costs.

Proven track record in delivering customer value

Amsterdam Trade Bank (ATB) is running business critical banking applications using Bull bullion servers and EMC VNX™ unified storage, with zero data loss high availability assured through EMC VPLEX® data replication spanning more than 30km.

The Spanish affiliate of Schmidt + Clemens, the German manufacturer of high-quality steel solutions, is using bullion servers and VNX storage as the basis of their new VDI virtual desktop environment.

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