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Primeur weekly 2013-10-07

Focus

2013: Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka - Part II ...

The Cloud

First official release of COMPSs programming environment  ...

Bull acquires FastConnect and speeds up its development in Cloud and Big Data ...

HP Enterprise Cloud Services selected for USPS Federal Cloud Credential Exchange ...

NIH launches first phase of Microbiome Cloud Project ...

EuroFlash

iMENTORS: Find ICT4D partners on a map ...

The DataScale consortium tackles the challenges of Big Data in High Performance Computing ...

Bull launches bullion fast data analytics to process in real-time the massive amounts of data generated by the digital world ...

Quantum computers: Trust is good, proof is better ...

USFlash

National Science Foundation awards $12 million to SDSC to deploy 'Comet' supercomputer ...

Cray to install a liquid-cooled Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer at Mississippi State University ...

Cray adds NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors to its line of Cray XC30 supercomputers ...

Rensselaer at Petascale: AMOS among the world’s fastest and most powerful supercomputers ...

Indiana University secures $6 million contract to operate NOAA science network ...

TACC receives NSF grant to deploy innovative new data resource ...

TACC launches mobile app ...

Independent survey finds a majority of IT organisations rarely delete data and grapple with challenge of managing long-term data storage ...

DataDirect Networks and Sierra Detention Systems collaborate to offer world class physical security solution for scalable mission critical video surveillance applications ...

IBM teams with leading universities to advance research in cognitive systems ...

Oracle introduces new x86 servers ...

UC San Diego and University of Maryland researchers to build 'WIFIRE' cyberinfrastructure ...

YarcData announces new Urika software release for Big Data analytics ...

$16 million for coal energy research ...

Bull acquires FastConnect and speeds up its development in Cloud and Big Data

30 Sep 2013 Paris - Bull has finalized the acquisition of FastConnect, a French company in distributed application architectures. The acquisition reaffirms Bull's ambition to speed up its development in Cloud and Big Data.

FastConnect will bring to Bull its unique expertise in transforming information systems for service-oriented architectures (SOAs), Cloud and Big Data. A number of major global companies, most notably in the finance sector, have already put their trust in FastConnect to help them migrate their critical applications towards Cloud architectures. FastConnect also designs algorithms and architectures for its customers, to address the new requirements created by the advent of Big Data and real-time analytics.

FastConnect will become part of Bull's Business Integration Solutions Business Line and will be the focal point for the creation of a centre of expertise for Cloud applications and Big Data projects, serving Bull's whole customer base. Founded in 2004, FastConnect has recorded an annual growth rate of 20% in its business, and employs 120 people.

"Our customers are looking to seize all the opportunities that Cloud computing offers, especially when it comes to developing their application portfolios to take advantage of the cost, flexibility and scalability advantages on offer", commented Thierry Siouffi, Executive Vice-President of Bull's Business Integration Solutions Business Line. "The acquisition of FastConnect will mean we are one of the few players able to offer a fully integrated Cloud offering, from infrastructures to applications."

"The coming together of our two companies is based on a shared passion for innovation, and a focus on quality and customer service", added Jérome Sandrini, CEO of FastConnect. "Bull and FastConnect have highly complementary technological skills, and pooling our expertise should reassure our customers that we will support them over the long term, enabling them to take advantage of all the various ways of using Big Data to boost their competitiveness and create new services."
Source: Bull

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-10-07

Focus

2013: Another year on the road to Exascale - An Interview with Thomas Sterling and Satoshi Matsuoka - Part II ...

The Cloud

First official release of COMPSs programming environment  ...

Bull acquires FastConnect and speeds up its development in Cloud and Big Data ...

HP Enterprise Cloud Services selected for USPS Federal Cloud Credential Exchange ...

NIH launches first phase of Microbiome Cloud Project ...

EuroFlash

iMENTORS: Find ICT4D partners on a map ...

The DataScale consortium tackles the challenges of Big Data in High Performance Computing ...

Bull launches bullion fast data analytics to process in real-time the massive amounts of data generated by the digital world ...

Quantum computers: Trust is good, proof is better ...

USFlash

National Science Foundation awards $12 million to SDSC to deploy 'Comet' supercomputer ...

Cray to install a liquid-cooled Cray CS300 cluster supercomputer at Mississippi State University ...

Cray adds NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors to its line of Cray XC30 supercomputers ...

Rensselaer at Petascale: AMOS among the world’s fastest and most powerful supercomputers ...

Indiana University secures $6 million contract to operate NOAA science network ...

TACC receives NSF grant to deploy innovative new data resource ...

TACC launches mobile app ...

Independent survey finds a majority of IT organisations rarely delete data and grapple with challenge of managing long-term data storage ...

DataDirect Networks and Sierra Detention Systems collaborate to offer world class physical security solution for scalable mission critical video surveillance applications ...

IBM teams with leading universities to advance research in cognitive systems ...

Oracle introduces new x86 servers ...

UC San Diego and University of Maryland researchers to build 'WIFIRE' cyberinfrastructure ...

YarcData announces new Urika software release for Big Data analytics ...

$16 million for coal energy research ...