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January 2006

Linux Solutions and Open Source - 31 January, 1&2 February 2006
CNIT, Paris La Défense, France

Bull will be attending the Linux Solutions exhibition, Europe ’s biggest Open Source solutions event, taking place from 31 January to 2 February 2006.

Jean-Pierre Barbéris, General Manager of Bull's Services and Solutions activities, will be taking part in the conference plenary session on 1 February at 13:30, Ambroisie espace, CNIT, level -1.

During the technical seminars, Bull experts will also be presenting on a number of themes, including:
‘Ensuring the security of Web Services and SOAs : the Open Source dynamic’  on 31 January from 9.30am to 12.20pm – with a presentation from Pierre Caubit, Systems Architect and Consultant, Bull Services and Solutions
‘Around the open world’ on 2 February from 9.30am to 12.30pm – session co-chaired by Jean-Pierre Laisné, Bull Director of Open Source Initiatives and President of the ObjectWeb Consortium
‘The evolution of Open Source solutions in the area of J2EE architectures’ on 2 February from 9.30am to 6.00pm with presentations by:
 •  François Exertier, Systems Architect, Bull R&D:
JOnAS administration solutions’
 •  Goulven Le Jeune, Systems Architect, Bull R&D:
  ‘Open Source enabling the orchestration of Web Services’
•  Daniel Monges, Systems Architect, Bull R&D:
igrating to a J2EE Open Source application server: pitfalls and best practice’

We would be delighted to welcome you on our exhibition stand. We will be showcasing Bull NovaScale servers for Linux, our storage IT and security solutions, and new ‘Open Energy’ services offering.

For more information and to register for the event >>

ObjectWeb Conference 2006 - 31 January, 1&2 February 2006
CNIT Paris La Défense, France

As a founder member of the ObjectWeb consortium, Bull is one of the sponsors of the 5th Annual ObjectWeb Conference, which this year will be running alongside the ‘Solutions Linux et Open Source’ event. The leading international consortium dedicated to Open Source middleware, ObjectWeb brings together almost 3,000 developers and 50 companies internationally. Its annual conference, open to all, is an essential event for all middleware professionals. It attracts speakers from many different countries, and the proceedings take place in English.

Many Bull experts will be taking part in the ObjectWebCon’06 conference, in general, sector-specific and technology-specific sessions:
‘In the business of Open Source’ on 1 February from 9.30am to 12.00pm – this session is chaired by Boris Auché, Open Source Business Development Manager – Bull Services and Solutions
‘E-Government’ on 1 February from 2.00pm to 4.30pm – includes a presentation from Brice Revenant, Systems Architect, Bull R&D on Leveraging the eXo platform and Bonita Workflow in an e-Government solution’
‘Focus on ObjectWeb projects: J2EE, Eclipse tools’, on 2 February from 9.30am to 12.00pm – this session is chaired by Miguel Valdes Faura, Systems Architect, Bull R&D, and includes presentations from:
  •  Mikael Desertot, IMAG-Bull, and Takoua Abdellatif, INRIA-Bull on:
  ‘ JOnAS, the ObjectWeb next generation Application Server’
•  Florent Benoit, Bull R&D on:
Simplifying Enterprise JavaBeans development with JOnAS EJB3’

Because Bull is sponsoring ObjectWebCon’06, Bull customers can take advantage of a reduced subscription rate for the event of €350 instead of €500. All you need to do is enter the code ‘Bull92’ at the registration page on the ObjectWebCon’06 website.

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Bull is global sponsor of the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 launch.

On November 7, 2005 Bull has sponsored the worldwide launch of Microsoft SQL Server 2005 and Visual Studio 2005 in San Francisco, USA. Steve Ballmer, Microsoft CEO, has notably presented the results of TPC-H benchmarks that position Bull NovaScale servers in first place in terms of price/performance ratio in their category.

Bull has also sponsored a number of European launching events that took place in November and December. In 2006, Bull will participate to the following launching events:
Spain: January 31 in Madrid, and February 7 in Barcelona
Germany: February 2 in Karlsruhe

More information: >>

Bull Open Source seminar, 2 March 2006

The next “Bull Business Seminar" will take place on Thursday 2 March 2006, from 8.30am to11.00 am, at the Maison des Arts et Métiers in Paris, on the theme of: " Open Source software: what infrastructure do you need for a professional approach to Open Source?".

On the agenda
First part of the event: the main uses of Open Source and ‘Open Source ready’ NovaScale infrastructures.
Second part of the event: case study presentation from the French Home Office, and other real life examples from France Telecom.

To register >>

CeBIT 2006: 9 to 15 March, Hanover, Germany

Bull will be attending CeBIT, on the stands of its partners Intel and EMC.
The latest generation NovaScale servers and Bull’s innovative storage solutions will be on show, under the banner Architect of an Open World™.

On the Intel stand, in the ‘Digital Enterprise’ area, Bull will be showcasing its NovaScale servers, including some equipped with Intel®Itanium®2 ( Montecito code name) processors and Blade servers. A typical business intelligence (BI) infrastructure will be featured, using Microsoft SQLServer 2005 and Oracle as well as the BI Web portal tools from our partner Prelytis; the whole set-up will be managed using the Bull NovaScale Master system administration tool.

On the EMC stand, we will be presenting Bull’s SAN and NAS network infrastructure solutions, particularly linked to EMC’s data storage solutions and our own solutions including StoreWay Virtuo – a virtual storage solution enab ling shared, secure back-up of all enterprise data – and DataCrypt. Bull will also be showcasing its services offerings in the field of data storage.

We would be delighted to welcome you on the Intel stand (Hall 2, C46), and on the EMC stand (Hall 1, F71). Enjoy your visit!

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