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Bull launches StoreWay Optima 4600: reaffirming its presence in the new-generation data handling market

Paris, July  10, 2013 -

Bull is extending its current product range with the launch of StoreWay Optima 4600, an ultra high-performance storage bay designed to address the challenges of new-generation data management. With up to three times the performance and storage capacity of existing offerings, Storeway Optima heralds a whole new class of innovative, ultra-powerful enterprise storage platforms.

Unrivalled power and flexibility, for more effective cost control

At a time when IT budgets have never been under so much pressure, the new Storeway Optima solutions are especially well suited to dealing with the exponential growth in data to be processed. Delivering unprecedented power compared with other available solutions, the system delivers up to 2,000,000 IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second), by optimizing data configurations and content: for rapid and very positive return on investment (ROI).

Innovative functionality and high levels of service delivery to support SAN infrastructures

Bull's expertise and experience in implementing storage solutions ensures that these new-generation bays can easily be integrated into any SAN infrastructure, including convergent, heterogeneous or virtualized configurations, and private Cloud-type implementations. Their fully redundant architecture guarantees operational continuity and 99.999% availability. StoreWay Optima 4600 features a comprehensive range of software products including end provisioning, SSD cache management, intelligent data placement within the bay and energy saving functions.

As Olivier Gaumont, Director of the Enterprise Servers & Storage Business Unit within Bull Computing Solutions, stresses: "With StoreWay Optima 4600, Bull is further strengthening its unique approach to value-creation for its storage customers. Our aim is to help them tackle the challenges of data management while also keeping tight control over their budgets."

Value-added services

In today's difficult economic climate, and with all the challenges of managing vast amounts of data, businesses are finding it crucially important to get the very best out of their digital assets. Which is why Bull offers a unique range of services to support them in reorienting their infrastructures and virtualization strategies, including:

  • Storage audits to identify 'quick wins' that immediately cut costs

  • Global and detailed 'maturity evaluations', with accompanying recommendations and corrective action plans

  • Tailored workshops and Proofs of Concept (PoCs) developed and delivered by Bull's Storage Center of Expertise in Grenoble, to test new configurations in real time.

The StoreWay Optima 4600 storage bay is available now, and is recommended for use with our bullion and novascale server families (based on IntelTM processors), as well as with Bull Escala servers running under AIXTM.

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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