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Bullion ranked as the world's fastest VMware server

Paris, February  18, 2011 -

Bull's novascale bullion server, running under VMware, has just been ranked as the fastest in the world according to the international SPECvirt_sc2010 benchmark.

Supporting 168 virtual machines (VMs) on a single server, bullion has proved itself to be more than twice as powerful as its nearest competitor, and even more efficient, with fewer disks and less memory.

The SPECvirt_sc2010 benchmark is used to evaluate the overall performance of servers used in the consolidation of virtualized machines. To do this, SPECvirt_sc2010 measures the end-to-end performance of all the infrastructure elements involved.

The results of this benchmark clearly demonstrates bullion's extreme qualities of robustness and power, positioning it as the current 'one to beat' when it comes to virtualized environments running under VMware, the market leader. The test also features extremely high standards in terms of service quality, and is now considered to the most comprehensive way of measuring the overall quality of virtualization platforms.

The bullion server was specifically designed by Bull to support the virtualization of critical enterprise applications. The world's first system to natively integrate VMware technology, novascale bullion makes it possible to run multiple critical applications in parallel, on a single machine.

Taken together, these characteristics mean that bullion is the ideal platform for building 'Private Cloud' type computing infrastructures.

For more information:

SPECvirt_sc2010 Web site: www.spec.org/virt_sc2010
Results of the bullion benchmark: www.spec.org/virt_sc2010/results/specvirt_sc2010_perf.html

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.

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