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Bull Vision Uses APTARE StorageConsole for Managed Services to Monitor Customers' Complete Storage Environment, Improving Utilization while Reducing Costs

Paris, Campbell, November  9, 2010 -

Bull and Enterprise storage resource management (SRM) leader, APTARE Inc. announced today that Bull has chosen APTARE StorageConsole for Managed Services to power its new Bull Vision services.

The new service-oriented IT is changing the way to manage IT infrastructure. IT managers need to have visibility into their environment. This means understanding what they are using, how they are using it, and anticipating capacity requirements for the next 6, 12 and 24 months. Bull Vision offers a vendor-independent perspective and transparency throughout the data center and more control over the costs, risks and service levels. Bull Vision is a core service offering of the recently announced Bull Advisory Services.

IT administrators can immediately see the overall usage of their IT systems, how to save resources by maximizing the efficiency of the environment and how to accurately forecast future demand. The Bull Vision services offer key data, graphs and analysis into any risks in the environment. It keeps customers on top of every potential situation and protects their mission critical data to ensure legal and regulatory compliance. IT managers can quickly identify areas hindering the performance of their assets and take corrective action and instil better processes for managing the IT environment.

Bull Vision is a reporting, analytics and monitoring service that includes a dedicated Technical Account Manager, periodic infrastructure health-checks and periodic expert recommendations provided by Bull Advisory consultants.

"Bull Vision promises direct operational benefits that contribute to our customers' bottom lines," said Bertrand Ratouis, Marketing Director in Bull's Infrastructure Support and Services division. "By identifying unused storage, delivering fast, accurate backup reports and identifying storage issues, our customers can reduce storage acquisition costs, more efficiently manage existing resources, ensure data is continuously protected and ensure compliance reporting."

Bull Vision is powered by APTARE's award-winning StorageConsole 8, a web 2.0 based storage management reporting, monitoring, and alerting tool that provides storage administrators with a centralized, 360-degree view of their storage infrastructure and assets, and provides in-depth analysis and reporting on their backup and recovery environments. Its patented architecture enables managed service providers to easily offer the service and manage an unlimited number of multi-tenancy customers worldwide.

"APTARE is extremely pleased to partner with Bull. Our award-winning APTARE StorageConsole for Managed Services provides an ideal platform for delivering storage management and backup reporting as a high-value subscription service," said Richard Clark, president and CEO of APTARE. "Our unique agentless software and web-based dashboards work with every major storage systems vendor. It's the perfect foundation for Bull Vision to offer storage management service that quickly pays for itself in reduced storage and reporting costs."

About APTARE, Inc.

Headquartered in Campbell, California, APTARE, Inc. is a provider of enterprise storage reporting, monitoring and alerting solutions that increase the efficiency of enterprise storage environments and reduce costs. APTARE StorageConsole®, the company's software platform, is an agentless Web 2.0-based solution that gives IT administrators and executives a centralized view of their storage environment through out-of-the-box dashboards. Using APTARE StorageConsole products, companies like Novell, Calamos Investments, Eprod and York University increase management effectiveness, maximize storage utilization and reduce costs. The software is sold direct, through resellers and cloud storage providers. For more information, please visit www.aptare.com.

PR Contacts:
Scott VanSickle, The Hoffman Agency for APTARE, Inc., +1 408 975-3084

Walt Duflock, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, +1 408 871-9899

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.

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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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