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Bull's new StoreWay Virtuo NV series provides industry-leading performance and flexibility for data backup virtualization

The latest generation of StoreWay Virtuo, Bull's enterprise-class VTL (Virtual Tape Library) solution, extends the boundaries of high-performance multi-site backup for mission critical applications in mainframe and open environments. Announcement Highlights

  • outstanding backup and restore performance with data throughput of up to 45 TB/hour - the highest on the market
  • flexibility with an extensive range of Disaster Recovery (DR) solutions: tape vaulting, 2-site synchronous replication over Fibre Channel, and multi-site asynchronous bi-directional replication over FCoE or IP.
  • optimised data storage usage with hardware-based data reduction enabling up to a 7 times space saving
  • based on technology proven in the mainframe environment for over 15 years

Phoenix, Paris, May  18, 2011 -

On the occasion of its yearly Summit event assembling American and European customers, Bull today announces the latest generation of its StoreWay Virtuo VTL.

With organisations evermore dependent on core-business applications to support growth and continuity of key business functions, their data requires corresponding high levels of protection and long-term availability.

Backup security is built into the heart of StoreWay Virtuo NV Series, operating 24x24, 365 days per year. Each component of the StoreWay Virtuo NV series is redundant allowing StoreWay Virtuo to continue to function even following disk or hardware connectivity failures. The different Disaster Recovery (DR) solutions provided by Virtuo NV Series allow the enterprises to choose the right level of protection for their mission critical data.

The modular architecture of Storeway Virtuo NV Series provides in-the-box performance and capacity scalability that allow StoreWay Virtuo to grow with the business, scaling up to 1 petabyte of usable disk capacity for backup data.

StoreWay Virtuo NV Series is unified solution for backup virtualization in multiple open and mainframe environments and is closely integrated with all leading backup software suites, allowing StoreWay Virtuo backup-restore performance and storage utilization to be optimized in all circumstances.

"Building on our expertise in mission-critical systems, StoreWay Virtuo is a witness to the capacity of Bull to design and build data protection systems for large centralised environments that are both ultra-reliable and capable of adapting to the changing needs of public and private organisations" states Jean-François Bauduin, Vice President of Bull's Innovative High-End Server Business Unit.

Technical features

StoreWay Virtuo NV Series is a VTL (Virtual Tape Library) that operates in both disk-to-disk (D2D) and disk-to-disk-to-tape (D2D2T) modes. The StoreWay Virtuo NV Series is compatible with Bull GCOS and IBM z/OS mainframe systems. In the Open system environment, it is certified for use with IBM Tivoli Storage Management (TSM) through the IBM PartnerWorld program, and is compatible with other market-leading backup software including Symantec NetBackup, EMC NetWorker and CommVault Simpana.

The StoreWay Virtuo NV Series is based on the following components:

  • Escala Power7 systems for engines, running AIX 6.1. Bull Escala POWER7 systems deliver unprecedented performance for UNIX applications with up to four times the performance and workload consolidation capacity, and three times the performance per watt of the previous POWER6 processor-based systems.

  • StoreWay Optima disk systems, with an optimal price to performance ratio for backup storage applications.

  • V10 of the Virtuo NV Series software engine which runs all StoreWay Virtuo NV series models

The StoreWay Virtuo NV Series comprises 3 models, covering a spectrum of needs from small data center backup to entreprise backup consolidation.

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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