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Primeur weekly 2012-06-25

The Cloud

Dell drives public and hybrid Cloud adoption with vCloud trial in global expansion ...

SFR and Bull to implement a Cloud computing infrastructure for France and Europe ...

La Poste chooses Le cloud by Bull to access an ultra high-availability hosting infrastructure ...

Red Hat launches JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 to help enterprises move application development and deployment to the Cloud ...

Oracle expands Oracle Optimized Solution for Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure with SPARC and Oracle Solaris ...

VMware announces open source project to enable Apache Hadoop to run on private and public Clouds ...

Terremark and EMC align to globally accelerate customers journey to Cloud computing ...

Hong Kong solutions provider selects IBM PureSystems for Cloud services ...

Desktop Grids

Free resources for user-friendly molecular docking experiments ...

XtremWeb-HEP 8.1.2 released ...

Venomous snail key behind therapeutic molecules ...

EuroFlash

Catherine Rivière appointed as Council Chair of PRACE aisbl ...

Bull supports growth at GIP-MDS through flexible outsourcing ...

bullx supercomputer suite now supports SUSE Linux enterprise server ...

HP helps Red Bull Technology stay ahead of the competition ...

USFlash

New SGI UV Big Brain computer is world's largest in-memory system for data-intensive problems ...

View the world through the eyes of Wikipedia ...

NASA's Pleiades supercomputer gets a little more oomph ...

HP unveils next phase in Project Moonshot Extreme Low-energy Server Initiative ...

AMD strengthens security solutions through technology partnership with ARM ...

Indiana University to receive Open Science Grid funding ...

$27 million award bolsters research computing Grid ...

Dell Fluid Data architecture advancements unify and protect storage ...

Rogue Wave Software acquires ILOG Visualization C++ Products from IBM ...

Quantum computers could help search engines keep up with the Internet's growth ...

La Poste chooses Le cloud by Bull to access an ultra high-availability hosting infrastructure

21 Jun 2012 Paris - Following a tendering period of over six months, the Postal Services and group senior management teams at the French Post Office, La Poste, have shown their continued trust in Bull, for the provision of a secure, ultra high-availability hosting infrastructure to meet the La Poste group's service continuity requirements for its strategic activities.

La Poste is well on the way to implementing its strategic plan and developing its multi-activity business model; and through this contract, the group is keen to benefit from high levels of service delivery and a long-term partnership to optimize the efficiency of its infrastructures. The aim is to continually support the changes in IT architecture and variations in processing capacity, to stay constantly in step with business needs.

Using its Le cloud by Bull approach, Bull is providing La Poste with three highly secure, interconnected computing suites, operating on a 24x7 basis. Bull is using its expertise in data centre systems architecture, as well as the power of its industrial-scale tools to supervise, manage, rationalize and maintain overall service delivery. Bull will be developing a dedicated, real-time system monitoring portal to oversee service quality and the production of dashboards for effective system management.

"Service continuity is vitally important for the development and performance of our business activities", commented Robert Demory, Technical and Production Director at the Postal Services division of the La Poste group. "Bull addressed our requirements as closely as possible, thanks to its unique expertise in secure infrastructures. With this new contract, we are entering into a long-term relationship with Bull that should enable us to go even further in the continual optimization of our infrastructures, especially in terms of controlling energy consumption and cutting costs."

The hosting solutions will also cover value-added services delivered at a local level, including the management of requests, incidents, technical changes and assets; all as part of an on-going aim to rationalize IT infrastructures, optimize quality and keep costs under control.

"This contract reflects Bull's ability to respond to the demands of even the most mission-critical of environments, by offering made-to-measure services on an industrial scale", added Philippe Miltin, Vice-President of the Computing Solutions Business Line at Bull. "This reaffirms the significant investments we are constantly making in our Data Centers to offer highly secure, logically designed and environmentally friendly infrastructures."

Bull - whose main data centre in the Maine-et-Loire département of France received the EU COC award for exceptional implementation of best practice in energy performance, from the European Commission in May 2011 - will be working alongside La Poste in a commitment to constantly lower the PUE over the course of the contract. The results of carbon footprint measurements will also be shared with La Poste. For Bull, this will involve continually optimizing its computer suites, especially through the use of state-of-the-art hardware and equipment, 'free cooling' technologies and the implementation of best practice as recommended by the EU.
Source: Bull

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2012-06-25

The Cloud

Dell drives public and hybrid Cloud adoption with vCloud trial in global expansion ...

SFR and Bull to implement a Cloud computing infrastructure for France and Europe ...

La Poste chooses Le cloud by Bull to access an ultra high-availability hosting infrastructure ...

Red Hat launches JBoss Enterprise Application Platform 6 to help enterprises move application development and deployment to the Cloud ...

Oracle expands Oracle Optimized Solution for Enterprise Cloud Infrastructure with SPARC and Oracle Solaris ...

VMware announces open source project to enable Apache Hadoop to run on private and public Clouds ...

Terremark and EMC align to globally accelerate customers journey to Cloud computing ...

Hong Kong solutions provider selects IBM PureSystems for Cloud services ...

Desktop Grids

Free resources for user-friendly molecular docking experiments ...

XtremWeb-HEP 8.1.2 released ...

Venomous snail key behind therapeutic molecules ...

EuroFlash

Catherine Rivière appointed as Council Chair of PRACE aisbl ...

Bull supports growth at GIP-MDS through flexible outsourcing ...

bullx supercomputer suite now supports SUSE Linux enterprise server ...

HP helps Red Bull Technology stay ahead of the competition ...

USFlash

New SGI UV Big Brain computer is world's largest in-memory system for data-intensive problems ...

View the world through the eyes of Wikipedia ...

NASA's Pleiades supercomputer gets a little more oomph ...

HP unveils next phase in Project Moonshot Extreme Low-energy Server Initiative ...

AMD strengthens security solutions through technology partnership with ARM ...

Indiana University to receive Open Science Grid funding ...

$27 million award bolsters research computing Grid ...

Dell Fluid Data architecture advancements unify and protect storage ...

Rogue Wave Software acquires ILOG Visualization C++ Products from IBM ...

Quantum computers could help search engines keep up with the Internet's growth ...