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Vedior Group France chooses Bull to secure and make its information system reliable

Paris, September  18, 2008 -

Vedior Group France, a major player in the human resources sector, has decided to entrust Bull with hosting its production information system, which consists of more than 500 heterogeneous servers, along with its Web servers.

Vedior's challenge is to secure and make reliable a highly scalable infrastructure that must deliver high levels of service continuity with absolute confidentiality, while rationalizing IT costs.

Bull is now hosting Vedior's information system on its main outsourcing centre; the web servers are being hosted by Agarik, a Bull Group company specialized in critical web hosting. The dedicated network linking both sites is being provided and operated by Agarik.

"Every day, some 900 branch offices and 4,200 users depend on Vedior's information system, via a web server, to put potential job candidates and enterprises in touch with one another. We have to provide extremely high levels of service and security," underlined Hugues de Maussion, Information Systems Director for the Vedior Group in France. "The architecture being implemented enables us to rationalize our servers"

Urbanization: the first step in Bull's industrial service approach

Bull's expertise in Data Center urbanization (a holistic, integrated approach) for hosted services has enabled the company to provide comprehensive engineering, processes, tools and project management services.

To meet specific constraints linked to hardware density, Bull has designed the urbanisation specification for the hosting room so it will be capable of dissipating a huge calorific load, and has implemented an enclosed 'cold corridor', which will eventually be capable of dissipating up to 8KW per rack without creating any disturbance in the rest of the room.

Bull is also leveraging its pre-cabled hosting infrastructure to provide the necessary high level responsiveness and optimum capacity handling.

Jérôme Belley, Director of the Managed Services business at Bull Services and Solutions commented: "The confidence that the Vedior Group in France has shown in us is a further recognition of the significant investment we have made in our Data Centers, enabling us to offer extremely secure, integrated and environmental-friendly computing facilities. Using our highly industrialized service processes and tools enables our customers to reap the benefits in terms of the level of services, flexibility and security we offer for optimum cost."

This contract went into operation during the summer of 2008.

About Groupe Vedior France

Groupe Vedior France, with 4,200 permanent employees, 400,000 temporary staff on its books, 60,000 corporate customers and 900 branches is a socially engaged enterprise. A major player in employment in France, Groupe Vedior France recorded a turnover of €3,137 million in 2007.

Chaired by François Beharel, Groupe Vedior France is a recruitment center of expertise: Vediorbis, organized in networks 100% specialized by profession, Vediorbis Search for recruitment with branches throughout the country, expectra, the leading network for recruitment and staffing for highly skilled personnel, and Appel Médical, the leading network for recruitment and staffing in the medical, paramedical and pharmaceutical fields. The Group also includes Atoll, JBM and a center of expertise in HR services: Advancers executive, Advisio services, CapSecur Conseil, Vedior Accompagnement & Reclassement, Vedior Front RH and IMC.

Stéphanie Wackenheim - Tel: +33 (0)1 41 62 24 89 - stephanie.wackenheim@vedior.fr

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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