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Bull helps organizations manage their Data Centers in the face of new energy issues

Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM): an industrial approach to managing the Data Center

Paris, December  9, 2013 -

Bull - in its capacity as a hardware manufacturer, integrator and hosting specialist - has long been committed to delivering cost-effective and environmentally friendly digital solutions. In the age of Cloud Computing and Green IT, Bull supports Data Center transformation to ensure it actively promotes competitiveness. Now Bull is offering an innovative approach to Data Center and energy management: DCIM.

The management of energy and infrastructures is becoming a crucial challenge for Data Center managers. Lack of space, rising energy bills, environmental constraints, additional charges and degradation of service levels because of fragmented management... all point towards the need for an industrial-scale approach to Data Center management.

Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) is an approach to Data Center transformation that involves both facilities management and the IT Department. Its goal is to optimize all the various elements of the Data Center, from the building itself to the IT infrastructure. By providing more accurate, shared information, along with more clearly defined roles, DCIM ensures that costs are kept under control, optimizes resources and delivers measurable, guaranteed levels of performance.

DCIM offers numerous benefits, the most significant of which are:

  • Energy savings

  • Improved business/user productivity

  • Faster data gathering and reporting

  • Fewer SLA (Service Level Agreement) penalties

  • High availability for critical systems.

Every situation is unique, so the implementation of a DCIM does not simply come down to the deployment of a new tool: it is a genuine transformation project requiring specific, long-term support.

In order to implement the most appropriate DCIM for each Data Center and the business needs it serves, Bull has developed a staged approach to providing support: from upfront consultancy right through to the integration of dedicated software suites and monitoring of services. Bull currently relies on Data Center infrastructure management solutions from its partner CA Technologies, which cover the entire spectrum of Data Center supervision metrics.

See the White Paper "Managing the Data Center: facing the new energy paradigm" at http://www.bull.com/dcim-wp

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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