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Primeur weekly 2011-10-24

Special

Interview with Tomi Ilijas from Arctur HPC centre in Slovenia ...

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu releases world's highest-performance file system ...

The Cloud

Bull announces bullion Cloud platform: the fast, cost-effective solution to build simple and secure private Clouds ...

Bull launches Le Cloud by Bull: a strategic approach, to achieve a smooth transition to the enterprise Cloud ...

IBM introduces new systems to accelerate smarter computing ...

HP speeds clients' Cloud evolution ...

New VMAXe enhancements deliver more powerful, trusted and efficient enterprise storage for VMware environments ...

VMware unveils management portfolio for the Cloud era ...

American Diversified Holdings Corporation Cloud networking subsidiary Rebel Networks to substantially expand operating capacity ...

Joint integration of EMC VPLEX and VMware vSphere delivers higher levels of availability and workload mobility ...

HP provides customers affordable route to Cloud with financing offer ...

Building a Cloud for High Performance Computing with OpenNebula ...

IEEE/ACM Utility and Cloud Computing Conference to issue Call for Participation ...

Desktop Grids

University of Westminster to hire reseach assistant in distributed, Grid and Cloud computing ...

EuroFlash

CURIE: the first large scale hybrid system available in PRACE ...

Dr. Maria Ramalho took appointment as PRACE Managing Director ...

Ryohin Keikaku expands HiQube deployment throughout Japanese retail store chain ...

Lightning strikes in the form of bits and bytes ...

UPC scientists perform first 3D simulations of nova explosions ...

USFlash

HP doubles customer base of 3PAR Utility Storage and scores world-record benchmark ...

Magnifying research: Scientists team together to upgrade supercomputer ...

SDSC and Calit2 awarded $1.4 million NSF grant for new bioinformatics tools ...

Indiana University awarded $1.5 million NSF grant for new national centre to support human genome research ...

Exa's PowerFLOW supports Cray XE6 supercomputers with excellent scalability to thousands of cores ...

Thomas Bogdan named president of University Corporation for Atmospheric Research ...

CCGrid 2012 to issue Call for Papers ...

Universities select HP to get to head of the class ...

Vertica announces Community Edition version of Vertica Analytic Database ...

Bull announces bullion Cloud platform: the fast, cost-effective solution to build simple and secure private Clouds

19 Oct 2011 Paris - Bull has launched its bullion Cloud platform, designed to help enterprises build and implement private Clouds at VMworld 2011,. bullion Cloud platform is a comprehensive solution combining the strength of servers that are designed and built in Europe, with the best of a broad range of partner offerings and Bull's own security technologies. bullion Cloud platform meets the most demanding requirements in terms of security, scalability and performance.

Leveraging Bull's services offerings, bullion Cloud platform enables large organisations, such as banks, hospitals or manufacturers, to successfully use private Clouds for even their most sensitive and

mission-critical data. It forms an integral part of "Le cloud by Bull": a strategic approach developed by Bull to help enterprises transition smoothly to private Cloud infrastructures.

bullion Cloud platform takes full advantage of the bullion family of servers, with their record-breaking performance and robustness. It is designed to host hundreds of applications in a highly efficient way, as well as the most resource-hungry environments such as massive databases, on a single Virtual Machine.

Delivered in a single rack, bullion Cloud platform provides organisations with a ready-to-run solution. It helps to keep IT infrastructures simple, avoiding the nightmare of managing hundreds of servers and network devices.

Taking full advantage of the industry-leading VMware vCloud solution, bullion Cloud platform gives end users secure, on-demand access to shared infrastructure resources, while simplifying data centre management. With VMware vCloud, data centre resources - including processing power, storage, networks and security - are gathered into 'virtual data centres': highly secure and expandable resource containers can then be shared between users and accessed through self-service portals.

Business strategies leaked, trade secrets copied, client files raided, image and credibility damaged ... the list of risks is a long one and the amount of potential damage colossal. From protection against data loss to defense-level encryption of data and transactions, bullion Cloud platform embeds the highest levels of security to ensure controlled access, secure connections and monitors safeguarding of data, all using proven, certified technologies developed by Bull.

"bullion Cloud platform capitalizes on Bull's extensive expertise in secure, 'plug and play' architectures to deliver the highest levels of performance, security and simplicity. It helps IT Departments offer the option of a cost-effective private Cloud, tailored to the specific needs of the business, in rapid timescales. Bull itself has already implemented this approach for its own production needs: its bullion Cloud platform has reduced total cost of ownership by 32% and cut its IT footprint by 80%", commented Michel Guillemet, Executive Vice-President, Innovative Products at Bull.

bullion Cloud platform combines bullion, the world's most scalable virtualization server, with best-in-class technologies including VMware vCloud, EMC storage and Brocade networking. bullion Cloud platform can be deployed in three different configurations:

  • Discovery: to meet test and development requirements, providing fast provisioning, using a

pay-as-you-go model

  • Department: a cost-effective solution to mutualise IT services with a multi-tenant private Cloud
  • Enterprise: to meet any level of SLA using banking-class security; the ideal platform to bring

business-critical applications and databases to the Cloud.

bullion Cloud platform configurations are available from November 2011.
Source: Bull

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2011-10-24

Special

Interview with Tomi Ilijas from Arctur HPC centre in Slovenia ...

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu releases world's highest-performance file system ...

The Cloud

Bull announces bullion Cloud platform: the fast, cost-effective solution to build simple and secure private Clouds ...

Bull launches Le Cloud by Bull: a strategic approach, to achieve a smooth transition to the enterprise Cloud ...

IBM introduces new systems to accelerate smarter computing ...

HP speeds clients' Cloud evolution ...

New VMAXe enhancements deliver more powerful, trusted and efficient enterprise storage for VMware environments ...

VMware unveils management portfolio for the Cloud era ...

American Diversified Holdings Corporation Cloud networking subsidiary Rebel Networks to substantially expand operating capacity ...

Joint integration of EMC VPLEX and VMware vSphere delivers higher levels of availability and workload mobility ...

HP provides customers affordable route to Cloud with financing offer ...

Building a Cloud for High Performance Computing with OpenNebula ...

IEEE/ACM Utility and Cloud Computing Conference to issue Call for Participation ...

Desktop Grids

University of Westminster to hire reseach assistant in distributed, Grid and Cloud computing ...

EuroFlash

CURIE: the first large scale hybrid system available in PRACE ...

Dr. Maria Ramalho took appointment as PRACE Managing Director ...

Ryohin Keikaku expands HiQube deployment throughout Japanese retail store chain ...

Lightning strikes in the form of bits and bytes ...

UPC scientists perform first 3D simulations of nova explosions ...

USFlash

HP doubles customer base of 3PAR Utility Storage and scores world-record benchmark ...

Magnifying research: Scientists team together to upgrade supercomputer ...

SDSC and Calit2 awarded $1.4 million NSF grant for new bioinformatics tools ...

Indiana University awarded $1.5 million NSF grant for new national centre to support human genome research ...

Exa's PowerFLOW supports Cray XE6 supercomputers with excellent scalability to thousands of cores ...

Thomas Bogdan named president of University Corporation for Atmospheric Research ...

CCGrid 2012 to issue Call for Papers ...

Universities select HP to get to head of the class ...

Vertica announces Community Edition version of Vertica Analytic Database ...