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Primeur weekly 2012-04-02

The Cloud

Bull LiberTP brings legacy applications into the age of Cloud computing ...

ClearDATA secures funding from Norwest Venture Partners for health care Cloud computing ...

Qoncert selects IntelePeer SIP Trunking services to connect Cisco Unified Communications systems for business customers ...

Intertrust and HTC announce strategic technology partnership ...

Oracle buys ClearTrial ...

Peach Aviation selects Oracle's Cloud-based Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management ...

EuroFlash

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Masergy uses ADVA FSP 150 to deliver intelligent Ethernet services to global enterprise customers ...

Regional supercomputing centre set to revolutionise research ...

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BGI signs MoU with TTI GG, NLeSC and NBIC for taming flood of genomic data ...

Video reveals wave character of particles ...

USFlash

SDSC graduate student awarded NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship ...

Bokhari tests performance of diverse HPC architectures ...

BGI launches Joint Bioinformatics & Computing Lab with National Supercomputing Center in China ...

University of Wyoming creating advanced campus computing site to access NCAR supercomputing centre ...

Rice University and IBM partner to bring first Blue Gene supercomputer to Texas ...

Oracle delivers world record x86 performance on industry standard Java middleware and transactional database benchmarks ...

Rutgers teams with IBM to build powerful high-performance computing centre in New Jersey ...

How quantum physics could make The Matrix more efficient ...

Supermicro new generation X9 embedded building block solutions deliver 11x PCI-E slots and higher performance with lower power consumption ...

Supercomputing the difference between matter and antimatter ...

Latest VME single board computer from Emerson Network Power uses Freescale P5020 QorIQ processor to boost commercial and rugged applications ...

HP helps U.S. storage partners expand revenue opportunities, profitability with 100 percent channel initiatives ...

CCC Information Services Inc. leverages Oracle Fusion Middleware to help optimize efficiency, increase scalability and support performance levels of its claims management platform ...

Bull LiberTP brings legacy applications into the age of Cloud computing

28 Mar 2012 Issy les Moulineaux - Bull has launched LiberTP, a software solution designed to rapidly modernize corporate legacy applications. A next-generation transaction processing monitor, LiberTP enables enterprises to easily port their transaction processing applications to an open environment, giving themselves room to manoeuvre - both technically and financially - when it comes to developing new projects.

Designed as part of the Le Cloud by Bull approach, Bull LiberTP enables enterprises to prepare their legacy applications for a gradual transition towards Cloud infrastructures.

Bull LiberTP safeguards legacy applications and frees them from the shackles of traditional transaction processing infrastructures. Today, many enterprises still base their critical activities on Unix applications written in COBOL and C, to which they have been adding value for years. However, these applications are dependent on client/server technologies that are often complex and costly.

With the Bull LiberTP software, over the space of just a few months IT Departments can port their Unix-based COBOL and C applications to a modern application platform built on Java Enterprise Edition. The porting process preserves application performance, data and business logic.

After the application has been ported, the enterprise keeps running their COBOL and C code - but on a new open and secure environment. And it can develop additional modules in the Java language. By offering enterprises more room for manoeuvre, Bull LiberTP enables them to quickly create new services, thereby improving their operational performance.

"IT managers face new challenges created by mobile computing and the Cloud. As a result, they need to adapt their application infrastructure securely and cost-effectively", stated Jean-François Bauduin, Innovative High-End Servers VP at Bull. "We designed Bull LiberTP with the aim of creating more room for manoeuvre. To achieve this, Bull's know-how in critical systems design was applied to Java environments."

Bull LiberTP can make corporate transaction processing applications accessible via any mobile device, tablet or smartphone. It effectively meets the needs of transaction processing in a Cloud infrastructure, while ensuring application scalability and high availability.

With Bull LiberTP, transaction processing applications benefit from industry standards and can interoperate more successfully with Java ecosystems, which means they are compatible with a large number of Java-accessible tools via Web services.

"The new business opportunities enabled by technology trends such as Cloud, mobile, social networking and Big Data are pushing organizations to rapidly kick-off a cycle of drastic modernization of their application portfolio", stated Massimo Pezzini, Gartner VP and Research Fellow. "The ability to rapidly adapt established business critical systems to these new realities, while reducing their cost of operations, will prove crucial for enterprises' chances of long term success."

Bull LiberTP is designed to support customers in porting their applications to a virtualized environment, building on Bull's partnership with VMware. Applications using Bull LiberTP will have the option to be hosted on Bull's own virtualized data centre resources, further reducing administrative overheads.

Built on a Java Enterprise Edition architecture and benefiting from a simplified subscription model, Bull LiberTP enables organizations to drastically reduce their total cost of ownership for both operations and development.

Bull LiberTP greatly simplifies the administration of COBOL and C applications, as IT departments no longer need to maintain heterogeneous environments. They can easily recruit Java-trained engineers, which makes IT operations future-proof at a reduced cost. And applications can now use PostgreSQL as their database.

Alongside the Bull LiberTP software, the Group is offering a turn-key service to update XATMI transaction processing applications written in COBOL and C; preserving all data, business logic and performance. Bull LiberTP enables the rapid porting of both the client and server elements of Unix-based transaction processing applications.

Building on its extensive expertise, Bull has designed a powerful and secure framework that ensures the continuity of critical applications and enriches them with new features. Legacy applications benefit from the robustness of an enterprise transaction processing system, while opening themselves up to virtualized environments and mobile devices.

Transaction processing applications can be ported in just a few months, using a managed and secure process. Operational continuity of service is guaranteed, even if millions of lines of code are involved. Bull LiberTP includes an environment enabling installation, configuration, server generation and the deployment of new services; greatly simplifying the implementation of the solution.

Bull LiberTP is available now on Red Hat Linux and IBM AIX, with Oracle Database and PostgreSQL. Usage rights and support are licensed as a subscription.
Source: Bull

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Primeur weekly 2012-04-02

The Cloud

Bull LiberTP brings legacy applications into the age of Cloud computing ...

ClearDATA secures funding from Norwest Venture Partners for health care Cloud computing ...

Qoncert selects IntelePeer SIP Trunking services to connect Cisco Unified Communications systems for business customers ...

Intertrust and HTC announce strategic technology partnership ...

Oracle buys ClearTrial ...

Peach Aviation selects Oracle's Cloud-based Oracle Fusion Human Capital Management ...

EuroFlash

Projectiondesign adds another dimension to Laval Virtual 2012 ...

Masergy uses ADVA FSP 150 to deliver intelligent Ethernet services to global enterprise customers ...

Regional supercomputing centre set to revolutionise research ...

NVIDIA GPUs power top two Russian supercomputers; also selected to boost nation's space programmes ...

BGI signs MoU with TTI GG, NLeSC and NBIC for taming flood of genomic data ...

Video reveals wave character of particles ...

USFlash

SDSC graduate student awarded NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship ...

Bokhari tests performance of diverse HPC architectures ...

BGI launches Joint Bioinformatics & Computing Lab with National Supercomputing Center in China ...

University of Wyoming creating advanced campus computing site to access NCAR supercomputing centre ...

Rice University and IBM partner to bring first Blue Gene supercomputer to Texas ...

Oracle delivers world record x86 performance on industry standard Java middleware and transactional database benchmarks ...

Rutgers teams with IBM to build powerful high-performance computing centre in New Jersey ...

How quantum physics could make The Matrix more efficient ...

Supermicro new generation X9 embedded building block solutions deliver 11x PCI-E slots and higher performance with lower power consumption ...

Supercomputing the difference between matter and antimatter ...

Latest VME single board computer from Emerson Network Power uses Freescale P5020 QorIQ processor to boost commercial and rugged applications ...

HP helps U.S. storage partners expand revenue opportunities, profitability with 100 percent channel initiatives ...

CCC Information Services Inc. leverages Oracle Fusion Middleware to help optimize efficiency, increase scalability and support performance levels of its claims management platform ...