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:
business-critical applications and databases to the Cloud.
bullion Cloud platform configurations are available from November 2011.