ITESOFT uses bullion servers from Bull to virtualize its critical applications
22, 2012 -
ITESOFT - a global leader in automated document processing software - has used bullionTM servers from Bull to take full advantage of the benefits of virtualization: increased processing power, resource sharing, greater flexibility and lower costs.
As a pioneer in intelligent document recognition and the management of paperless processes, ITESOFT now employs some 50 R&D engineers and 45 Professional Services engineers focused on designing solutions that integrate seamlessly into its customers' critical business processes, while continuing to manage massive numbers of incoming documents on a daily basis. So automating data flows is vital to them.
bullion chosen to build a powerful and scalable information system
The Intelligent Document Capture and process automation software developed by ITESOFT requires huge amounts of processing power, as well as faultless reliability and availability. Every day, experts in industrializing business processes have to test their software using vast amounts of data in extremely tight timescales, in order to simulate their customers business activities.
To address this challenge, ITESOFT wanted a more powerful and cohesive architecture, and chose seven bullion servers for the job. As a result, ITESOFT's engineers can now process up to 400,000 documents a day, using just one of its bullion servers.
Very early in the project, ITESOFT chose to use VMware; which meant that integrating bullion into the information system, along with the other components, was achieved quickly and simply. "Thanks to bullion and its rapid integration with the existing infrastructure, we have successfully combined operational excellence with lower running costs," explains Jean-Philippe Fontana, CIO at ITESOFT. "We have all the advantages of genuinely shared processing power, which means we can respond to immediate demands for additional power. This is an extremely competitively priced multi-processor infrastructure, which means we can guarantee very high levels of service delivery to our teams."
Specifically designed for critical application virtualization, and guaranteeing a level of scalability that is unique in the market today, bullion responds to users' demands for extreme flexibility.
With bullion, 100% of the production systems that host critical applications have been virtualized. The additional power this delivers, and the fact that it is distributed more effectively, has streamlined the infrastructure and resulted in 14 fewer servers. One of the first positive effects of this is that the temperature in the server room has fallen by 2.5°C; with a direct impact on energy costs. And after over a year in operation, the service levels that have been achieved are testament to the excellence of the new infrastructure.
With bullion, I've been able to address two key concerns," continues Jean-Philippe Fontana, "user satisfaction - because they need access to flexible environments to do their jobs effectively without being held back - and cost control. What's more, in technical terms we can virtually forget about our bullions, day to day!"
With this totally virtualized, shared and flexible infrastructure, ITESOFT has taken an important step forward and can now get ready for a new challenge: Cloud computing...
Bull is a leader in secure mission-critical digital systems. The Group is dedicated to developing and implementing solutions where computing power and security serve to optimize its customers' information systems, to support their business.
Bull operates in high added-value markets including computer simulation, Cloud computing and 'computing power plants', outsourcing and security.
Currently Bull employs around 9,000 people across more than 50 countries, with over 700 staff totally focused on R&D. In 2011, Bull recorded revenues of 1.3 billion.
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