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Bull launches its new Service Assurance offering, designed to help IT Departments guarantee service quality

Paris, May  20, 2014 -

Bull has launched its new 'Service Assurance' offering, designed to help IT Departments guarantee the quality of the services they are delivering. To achieve operational excellence, IT Departments need to guarantee that they can fulfil their service delivery commitments, manage the associated risks and, most importantly, anticipate their own needs in terms of IT resources so they are always ready to support the changes required by the business, in a secured environment. That is why Bull has established a dedicated organisation, based around its Service Assurance Center: an industrial-scale platform for the new offering providing a secured high-availability infrastructure, unified monitoring capabilities, automated processes, technical expertise and consulting capabilities, all operating 24x7.

Bull offers a modular, packaged services catalogue, structured around three key goals:

  • Guaranteeing performance (unified monitoring services for IT services and energy management)

  • Guaranteeing availability (high availability services)

  • Guaranteeing compatibility (proactive support and expertise)

Against a backdrop of transformation towards digital technologies, Bull helps IT Departments to establish themselves as real value-added service providers. This requires a comprehensive view of how well all aspects of the IT infrastructure are performing - from energy supplies to business applications - by implementing change management best practices and drivers for cost optimization. To achieve this level of operational excellence, IT Departments can rely on Bull's Service Assurance offering.

  • Offered on a pay-per-use basis, 'as a Service', unified monitoring helps reduce operating costs, boost responsiveness when incidents happen and ensure greater flexibility and security across the scope of the installations being monitored

  • Thanks to personalized dashboards and expert recommendations, the IT Department has access to a tool that indicates the state of health of its information systems in real time, so it can take a proactive and preventive approach to managing its resources

  • Using Bull's proactive support services, the IT Department can also manage the impact of the changes associated with upgrades, as part of a continuous improvement model

  • Customized high-availability services take full account of how critical each activity is to the business.

Franck Greverie, Executive Vice-President of Bull's Infrastructure Division commented: "Our new Service Assurance offering is totally in step with the huge changes taking place in IT management, with the focus on simplification, service quality and the value that IT can deliver to the business. We actively support IT Departments to embrace this transformation, by providing in-depth expertise and dedicated industrial-scale services."

The new services are being delivered by the Bull Group right now across Europe, the Middle East, South America, the Caribbean and Africa.

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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