Every day, in over 50 countries worldwide, hundreds of organizations depend on Bull's products, solutions and services to support their critical business activities and processes. Bull's customers are extremely diverse, but they broadly share the same requirements: the need for high-performance, mission-critical systems that help them innovate and grow faster than their competitors. As 'Architect of an Open World', Bull has a unique ability to capture the world’s intelligence and make it work for its customers, providing made-to-measure solutions to ever-more complex problems.
French Ministry of Education to boost high availability for its Web applications
To enable Education Academy Agencies throughout France to optimise IT resources and improve the services delivered to various internal and external users, the French Ministry of Education decided to migrate its application load sharing infrastructure to Brocade solutions. This initiative – part of an overall strategy to bring the architecture into line with current standards – aims to optimise workload distribution and reinforce high availability for its national Web applications, which have to be able to deal with the massive seasonal peaks in Internet connections. With its expertise in networks and security technologies, Bull has supported the Ministry throughout this period of technological change, carrying out the whole integration as well as the training of skills for each rectorat in France and its overseas departments and territories. In addition, Bull is providing maintenance for all the hardware involved, under a four-year service contract.
RATP chose the SafeKit high availability and load balancing solution for the centralized control roo
SafeKit was chosen because the product appeared to be simpler to implement on standard servers, easy to administrate– the same consol manages both Windows and Unix servers – and versatile. It ensures load balancing, automatic application recovery and real time data replication. The deployment of SafeKit consisted in a functional definition stage, followed by a SafeKit configuration for each protected application. The actual applications were not modified. SafeKit does not require any physical modification on the servers it manages. RATP was able to use standard hardware, thereby reducing its costs and minimizing the impacts of project implementation.
Bull helps Coreso keep watch over Europe’s electricity distribution grids
European joint venture shows its continued confidence in Bull, with a new renewable 36-month outsourcing contract. Bull will provide all the necessary skills to support Coreso’s mission-critical information system, which is supervised and administered from Bull’s main data center near Angers in France, by experts in high availability.