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At Microsoft Tech Days, Agarik announces Cloud Maker, its high-performance, an enterprise cloud solution services offering

Bull Group company Agarik delivers an innovative new solution for cloud computing

Paris, February  9, 2010 -


Through its subsidiary Agarik - which specializes in high added-value professional hosting services - Bull is launching a new cloud computing, with a strong commitment to high levels of service delivery. The move is a clear and concrete illustration of Agarik's plans for growth in cloud computing, with the development of a solution aimed at the widest possible cross-section of the marketplace.

Cloud Maker: an easy-to-access public cloud offering, combining performance and services

Making the most of the memory and processing capacity of networked servers around the world, Cloud computing means real freedom for users, giving them unprecedented access to real computing power on demand.

But organizations also demand very high levels of service delivery, and easy integration with the rest of their IT, as well as appropriate support for their needs.

With Cloud Maker, Agarik - Bull's specialist hosting subsidiary - has created a tailored solution that perfectly matches IT Managers' needs.

Cloud Maker is different from typical mass-market cloud solutions because it offers:

  • A simple, on-line purchasing facility, which allows customers to easily define their power and services requirements

  • A complete range of operational services

  • Microsoft/Linux interoperability

  • High performance guarantees for Web operations.

Cloud Maker provides a comprehensive range of services applied to a low-cost hosting solution:

  • Real-time system supervision

  • Access to a customer interface enabling real-time monitoring of platform operation (metrology)

  • And day-to-day support, provided by a dedicated team of technical experts.

A consortium guaranteeing high levels of performance

Bull Agarik has joined forces with Microsoft and NetApp to create an interoperable, high-performance Cloud.

Cloud Maker uses Microsoft's Hyper-V hypervisor for operating system virtualization, for both Linux and Windows. Alfonso Castro, Director of Interoperability Strategy at Microsoft France commented: "The launch of Cloud Maker is a clear demonstration of our proactive approach to interoperability. Above all, the use of Hyper-V on this very large-scale project ensures an inherently high level of scalability."

Juan de Zulueta, Vice-President of the EMEA Channel at NetApp, added: "Businesses are looking for flexible, unified architectures capable of providing on-demand services, at a highly competitive cost. Our latest innovations around Microsoft Hyper-V mean we can maximize storage efficiency and improve data availability in virtualized environments. Together we can help innovative enterprises in their transition to a cloud computing environment and, for us, Cloud Maker is an excellent example of just what is possible with these kinds of technologies."

Find out more about Cloud Maker at the 2010 Microsoft Tech Days

A Cloud Maker demonstration area will be up and running at the Microsoft Tech Days on the Bull/Intel (stand P4), from 8- 10 February 2010, at the Palais des Congrès in Paris.

Please join us to find out more about this innovative service.

For more information, visit: www.cloudmaker.fr


Agarik specializes in the design, supply and hosting and facilities management of critical Web infrastructures, and supports some of the largest Web hosting projects.

Agarik's organizational and technical resources mean it can make contractual commitments when it comes to the hardware it hosts: with 24x7 availability of technical teams, its own Data Centers and multi-operator networks.

Customers including SFR, Dassault Systèmes and Randstad have put their trust in Agarik's expertise to host their high-availability platforms. Agarik is also a partner of choice for systems integrators, offering them dedicated support services for the proof-of-concept (POC) stages of their projects.

As a telecoms operator registered with ARCEP (the French postal and telecoms regulator), Agarik holds its own L33-1 (data) license.

Agarik is a Bull Group company.

For more information, visit: www.agarik.com

Press contact:
Sonia ROLLAND - Tel: + 33 (0)6 64 51 14 62 - sonia.rolland@agarik.com

About Bull, an Atos company


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.

For more information:
http://www.bull.com  /  http://www.facebook.com/BullGroup  /  http://twitter.com/bull_com


About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.

For more information, visit: atos.net

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