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Numergy: a new company, led by Philippe Tavernier Europe’s first ‘digital energy plant’ opens Today marks the commercial launch of the business Media and Web advertising campaign is also launched SFR, Bull and the Caisse des Dépôts have today announced the creation of a new company, Numergy, and the implementation of a Cloud computing infrastructure dedicated to the European market.
The bullion server developed by Bull has been ranked as the world’s fastest X86 enterprise-class server, according to the international SPECint®_rate2006 benchmark. The benchmark – which was run on a ‘fat’, 16-socket configuration – highlights bullion’s exceptional characteristics, which make it almost twice as powerful as all its rivals.
Continued commercial growth in H1 2011, taking the book-to-bill ratio to 1.09 Significant progress in operating profitability (up 29%) Improved operating cashflow compared to H1 2011 Medium-term objectives reaffirmed Bull confirmed the medium-term objectives published on 9 December 2010 as part of its strategic development plan, BullWay 2011-2013. The implementation of this plan, launched during the first half of 2011, is progressing as expected.
Value-added hosting contract renewed for a six-year fixed term, worth a minimum of €27millions. Following a tendering period of over six months, the Postal Services and group senior management teams at the French Post Office, La Poste, have shown their continued trust in Bull, for the provision of a secure, ultra high-availability hosting infrastructure to meet the La Poste group’s service continuity requirements for its strategic activities.
GIP-MDS – the French body that enables over two million companies to submit their social security declarations via the Internet – has turned to Bull to host and run its information systems.
HPC services in secures Cloud mode to accelerate the adoption computer simulation by big players and SMEs
The ‘NumInnov’ project aims to set up an independent company, to help develop new usages for HPC and accelerate its widespread adoption Bull has announced a plan to create a joint venture with Caisse des Dépôts (CDC), with €28m of equity. The joint company will focus on delivering secured High-Performance Computing (HPC) services, as a Cloud computing service provider.
Based around an open, innovative architecture, this new facility will provide powerful, competitive and environmentally friendly Cloud computing services across the private and public sectors. These services will be available in the coming weeks.
Rani Halimi, Cloud Architect, Bull Rani Halim joined Bull in May 2003 and has held a number of positions as Technical Expert, then Skills Center Manager and Solution Architect respectively. For two years, he was involved in defining the technical aspects of the Le cloud by Bull ™ offering, as Lead Cloud Computing Architect.
Major suppliers of High Performance Computing (HPC) technologies in association with HPC research centres create a European Technology Platform for HPC (ETP4HPC) to strengthen Europe’s position Players involved – From Industry: Allinea, ARM, Bull, Caps Entreprise, Eurotech, IBM, Intel, ParTec, STMicroelectronics and Xyratex in association with – HPC research centres BSC, CEA, CINECA, Fraunhofer, Forschungszentrum Juelich and LRZ Bull is chairman of the ETP.
New public digital archiving service in secure SaaS mode offered to government bodies and local authorities. Bull has received approval from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, to offer a ‘third-party archiving service’ to preserve current and intermediate public archives on digital media.
European joint venture shows its continued confidence in Bull, with a new renewable 36-month outsourcing contract. Coreso, the leading technical coordination center for Western Europe’s electricity distribution grids, has awarded Bull an outsourcing contract covering its mission-critical IT infrastructures, for the second successive time. Under the terms of the deal, Bull will provide all the necessary support to guarantee the availability of the joint-venture company’s information systems.
To meet its growing needs for storage and servers, Belgian banking and insurance group Crédit Agricole has turned to Bull, for both hardware and services. Bull’s flexibility and speed in presenting its solutions, based around the Escala server family, played a decisive role in Crédit Agricole’s decision. Banks are some of the biggest consumers of IT.
When your role is to monitor the protection of citizens’ human rights and freedoms and promote equality, your information system has to be up to the job. The challenge? To offer claimants a listening ear, excellent responsiveness and faultless service quality.
Bull Poland has won another maintenance contract for the Polish Ministry of Finance. Based on the new agreement, Bull Poland will provide maintenance and support for over 200 Unix servers (Bull, SUN, Fujitsu), EMC storage and over 400 Intel-based servers (IBM, HP, Dell). The four-year deal is worth some €1.8 million. Together with traditional maintenance services, Bull Poland will provide 500 hours of consulting services for their IT infrastructure.
RATP chose the SafeKit high availability and load balancing solution for the centralized control room of line 1 of the Paris subway.
Monitoring a totally automated, driverless subway line The centralized control room (CCR) of a subway line is a hub of critical activity. The operators managing the line must react immediately to the slightest incident. The idea of an IT failure compromising the operators’ view of the line’s activity is totally unthinkable.
The Rectorat (education office) in Montpellier is responsible for qualifying the accounting and financial management system used by secondary schools and colleges, on behalf of the French Ministry of Education. The organization has turned to Bull for help to rapidly merge into a single, industrialized organization.
AMG.net, (a Bull Group company), has acquired Polish company JADE and established a skills center for Microsoft technologies. AMG.net (a Bull Group company) is today announcing the acquisition of JADE SARL, a Polish company which is a Microsoft ‘Gold Partner’, with the aim of establishing a skills center for services development based on Microsoft technologies.
Bull named as Hardware Supplier of the Year in the Netherlands Bull has delivered a private enterprise Cloud solution to insurance company Erasmus Leven, a subsidiary of the Delta Lloyd Group, built around the concept of twin Data Centers. This kind of architecture delivers 24×7 infrastructure availability, which is essential for the independent sales agents who sell Erasmus Leven’s portfolio of insurance products through the Netherlands.
A moment of great pride – Bull Angers welcomes Catherine Rivière, CEO of GENCI and eminent researchers
Philippe Vannier, Chairman and CEO of Bull and Vincent Sarracanie, Industrial and Logistics Director of Bull’s factory at Angers, France, recently played host to Catherine Rivière, CEO of GENCI (the French National High-Performance Computing Organization) – along with Michel Caffarel, Director of Research at CNRS, and Dimitri Komatitsch, Professor of Geophysics, CNRS & INRIA – in the presence of medias and all the Bull employees who work at the site.