Bull launches myVMBox: a bespoke virtualization solution for VMware environments
myVMBox forms part of Bull's Bio Data Center approach, designed to deliver environmentally-friendly IT combined with lower electricity consumption, simpler infrastructures and high levels of service quality
23, 2009 -
Bull is today launching myVMBox, a bespoke virtualization solution designed for public and private sector organizations who want to rationalize their IT infrastructures and applications cost-effectively, using VMware®. Thanks to myVMBox, businesses now have access to a comprehensive and flexible virtualization solution that is easy to implement.
Bull has designed myVMBox to free organizations from numerous constraints - in the form of direct and indirect costs - relating to choosing and testing system components, sizing servers, and integrating new items of hardware and software to meet specific needs and types of use. myVMBox draws on Bull's key strengths in servers, storage, networks and value-added services.
Bull, worldwide VMware eVAC: Enterprise VMWare Authorized Consultant
myVMBox benefits both from Bull's experience in implementing virtualization projects for its customers, and its extensive expertise in VMware solutions. In 2008, Bull became a worldwide Enterprise VMware Authorized Consultant (eVAC), recognizing its ability to provide the highest levels of technical expertise for the whole range of VMware solutions, as well as its dedicated server virtualization and consolidation services.
"Public and private sector organizations alike have never been faced with such crucial imperatives to reduce the cost of their information systems," explains Olivier Gaumont. Director of Bull's Enterprise Servers Business Unit. "Virtualizing their IT infrastructures is an essential step in achieving this. As a result, we have designed myVMBox, to enable our customers to build virtualized infrastructures tailored to their needs. myVMBox combines the power of Bull NovaScale servers and VMware solutions, with our experience and expertise in virtualization services."
Reducing the time taken to deploy virtualized infrastructures by a factor of ten
To make it easier to implement virtualized solutions, myVMBox configurations are completely pre-integrated before leaving the factory, which helps to reduce the time taken to deploy these kinds of infrastructures - as well as the costs involved - by a factor of ten. Industrial integration of these configurations enhances overall infrastructure reliability and makes support and maintenance operations easier to carry out.
Before the appropriate solution is chosen, Bull's virtualization Center of expertise applies its expertise in terms of system scoping, Proof of Concept (POC), best practice and optimization, so the configurations are ready to implement at the operational site.
Installation, parameter setting and optimization of the solution are all customized for each customer and carried out by engineers from Bull Services who have unique experience in complex infrastructures.
Key features and availability of myVMBox
myVMBox is a bespoke solution, built to order depending on each customer's requirements using Bull NovaScale servers, Bull StoreWay storage, VMware Infrastructure, and a systems administration platform supporting VMware vCenter and Bull System Manager. The entire solution can be configured according to the profile of the applications to be virtualized and the amount of data involved, and can also form an integral part of a Disaster Recovery Plan.
Bull is the trusted partner for enterprise data. The Group, which is firmly established in the Cloud and in Big Data, integrates and manages high-performance systems and end-to-end security solutions. Bull's offerings enable its customers to process all the data at their disposal, creating new types of demand. Bull converts data into value for organisations in a completely secure manner.
Bull currently employs around 9,200 people across more than 50 countries, with over 700 staff totally focused on R&D. In 2013, Bull recorded revenues of 1.3 billion.
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