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Bull reaffirms its outsourcing credentials for mission-critical SAP® solution-based environments

Bull SAS achieves status for fourth consecutive time as an SAP-certified provider of hosting services in France

Paris, February  2, 2012 -

Bull SAS was recently re-certified by SAP as a provider of hosting servicesin France, for the fourth time in succession. Bull received certification from SAP for its ability to deliver hosting services with high-quality operational standards in support of SAP® solutions.

With over a decade of experience in outsourcing services offered for SAP solutions, backed up by a strategy focused on building a long-term partnership with SAP (Bull is also an SAP services partner, SAP global technology partner and SAP channel partner), Bull has built up a comprehensive portfolio of services around SAP applications. These services are largely delivered via Bull's two main data centers in France. This helps ensures that all the essential security, service continuity, data security and project management conditions required by SAP are met. All services also conform to the service delivery and support processes set out in ITIL guidelines.

Both data centers - which are regularly audited - have also achieved ISO 9001 v2008 and ISO 27001 certification. In May 2011, the main site, close to the town of Angers, was recognized by the European Code of Conduct as the top-performing data center for energy efficiency, ahead of 120 competitors from across Europe, a dozen of them in France.

Jérôme Belley, Director of Bull's Outsourcing business in France, commented: "Being an SAP-certified provider of hosting services validates our capabilities to deliver high-quality hosting services in support of SAP applications and underscrores our outsourcing expertise. The constant striving for excellence - which enables us to offer our customers better levels of service, security, data integrity and auditability - is a key priority in our outsourcing strategy."

Bull's outsourcing offerings

Bull's extremely flexible, made-to-measure outsourcing offerings include critical Web hosting, high density hosting (up to 40Kw per bay), ERP outsourcing and running of critical business applications. These services are at the heart of Le cloud by Bull, which provides hosting and operational services utilizing virtual private or dedicated physical infrastructures for business applications and large-scale development and testing environments, including SAP solution-based environments.

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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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Aurélie Negro
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