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Bull and CA Technologies Form a Strategic Alliance

Companies to Help Large Enterprises Convert Their Heterogeneous IT Infrastructures to Private Clouds

Issy-les-Moulineaux, France and Islandia, N.Y., September  20, 2011 -

Bull and CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) today announced a strategic alliance to help large enterprises transform their heterogeneous IT infrastructures into private clouds.

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The alliance is based on several technology synergies including a distribution agreement covering CA Technologies Virtualization Management and Service Automation solution portfolio: CA Automation Suite for Data Centers, an integrated solution for automated data center management that supports a variety of computing environments, including Windows®, Linux®, AIX® and other types of UNIX.

By delivering value-added consulting and integration services based upon CA Technologies solutions for service automation and service level agreement (SLA) management,  this alliance will allow both companies to help customers to drive efficiencies in their IT infrastructures and streamline architecture silos - whilst automating most of their IT management processes.

Furthermore, Bull and CA Technologies will continue their existing collaboration on contractual service level management - a critical challenge when migrating to cloud services. Bull has a proven track record and years of expertise in the successful deployment of CA Business Service Insight, formerly known as Oblicore Guarantee.

After realizing immediate benefits from server consolidation and silo integration, many enterprises face new issues related to operational complexities, such as virtual sprawl, virtual stall, capacity optimization and increasing operational costs. The combination of CA Technologies solutions and Bull's integration services is essential to make virtualized architectures more flexible and introduce a new dynamic infrastructure within the enterprise in order to improve IT productivity and the way IT resources are used.

Bull Advisory Services provide customers with an infrastructure assessment and analysis to determine opportunities that may be addressed by the cloud model. Following an assessment, Bull provides recommendations ranging from a set of services, to a new reference architecture, and an ROI model for the solution.

The implementation of this reference architecture may include CA Automation Suite for Data Centers, which features the following capabilities: process automation, orchestration, provisioning standardization, configuration management, charge-back/accounting management and resource management, as well as CA Business Service Insight for contractual service level management. Bull's professional services and expertise offer customers the support needed to integrate and leverage new solutions.

This deployment path helps customers to ensure a smooth and controlled transition to private clouds by extending their data center capacities, while fully leveraging existing infrastructures and bringing a full service catalogue to the business.

"CA Technologies is proud to work with Bull as we help customers improve their business agility by taking advantage of data center consolidation and private cloud architectures. With Bull's knowledge and expertise in the deployment of agile datacenters, and our broad-ranging and robust technology, customers can focus energies on winning in the marketplace instead of how to best optimize their IT investment," said Roger Pilc, general manager, Virtualization and Automation, CA Technologies.

"Many Bull customers have already started to streamline their IT infrastructure using virtualization technologies for Windows®, Linux® and AIX®. To improve productivity, they must now deploy service repositories and automate processes on a larger scale," said Philippe Miltin, Executive Vice President, Computing Solutions Business Line at Bull. "Our technical teams selected CA Technologies because it meets the exact management requirements of our largest customers for their critical, heterogeneous datacenters.

As part of the alliance, CA Technologies will provide Bull with the technical, sales and marketing support needed to achieve successful implementation of the solutions. Accordingly, both R&D teams will work closely together and technical experts will take part in training, technical support, pre-sales and other common initiatives.

About CA Technologies

CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) is an IT management software and solutions company with expertise across all IT environments - from mainframe and distributed, to virtual and cloud. CA Technologies manages and secures IT environments and enables customers to deliver more flexible IT services. CA Technologies innovative products and services provide the insight and control essential for IT organizations to power business agility. The majority of the Global Fortune 500 relies on CA Technologies to manage evolving IT ecosystems. For additional information, visit CA Technologies at www.ca.com.

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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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