Bull to Expand U.S. Presence by Launching Bullion Channel Partner Program at VMware Partner Exchange 2013
Leader in Mission-Critical Digital Systems Touts World's Fastest x86 Enterprise Servers Featuring Native Use of VMware Technology *
25, 2013 -
Bull announced today that it will formally launch a Channel Partner Program to market and sell bullion servers in the U.S. during VMware Partner Exchange 2013 in Las Vegas February 25th through the 28th.
According to Jim Custer, Bull U.S. Director of Sales and Marketing, "Our partnership with VMware makes Partner Exchange an ideal venue to introduce this technology and partner program to the U.S. market. We believe that the bullion server offering will create an attractive and accretive alternative for partners and customers alike."
The bullion server platform was born from the company's legacy in mainframe and extreme computing and is an x86 server certified by VMware to scale to 16 CPUs, (up to 160 cores). The Bull (BCS) node controller technology allows for nearly linear scalability from 1-to-16 processors which enabled it to achieve the world's fastest SPECint®_rate2006rate benchmark. Due to the platform's scalability, reliability and affordability, bullion servers are ideally suited for use in the virtualization of business-critical applications, hyper-consolidation, private cloud, and proprietary-to-standard architecture migrations.
"We are pleased to partner with Bull in expanding their reach in the global market," said Scott Musson, senior director, Alliances, VMware. "Together, Bull and VMware can help customers address the challenge of virtualizing business critical applications using scalable, cost-effective, standards-based technologies to achieve the benefits of the software-defined datacenter."
Bull first introduced the Bullion server in Europe and other select global regions in April 2010, and has since deployed to hundreds of customers including Xerox GDO, the French Ministry, major telecom operators, banks, and manufacturers. In addition, Bull has partnered with EMC to certify Bullion as an authorized server platform through the VSPEX program in conjunction with VMware and Brocade.
* According to SPECint®_rate2006 benchmark, www.spec.org/cpu2006/results/res2012q3/cpu2006-20120618-22989.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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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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