Bull and Basis Bay announced a major business and technology agreement
A strategic alliance that launches Jazz Series, based on Bull NovaScale® server technology
Bull and Basis Bay announced a major 5-year OEM agreement, based on the following terms:
- Bull will provide Basis Bay with Bull NovaScale technology for the development of its own range of high-end servers, based on the Intel® Itanium® 2 processors for the Malaysia and Thailand markets
- Basis Bay Enterprise Servers - Jazz Series will be powered by the Bull NovaScale technology
- Bull and Basis Bay will partner on large projects with Bull providing its expertise in Services and Systems Integration
The Jazz series are totally adapted to the specific market needs as they represent the most powerful solution available for Open Source and Windows-based solutions.
The Bull NovaScale server range is a new generation of open, standard and mainframe-class enterprise servers, supporting Windows®, Linux® and GCOS operating systems. It is a reliable and proven alternative to traditional mainframes, benefiting from cost-effective, scalable and open environments.
The features of the Bull NovaScale high-end servers make them particularly appropriate for application consolidation, very large databases, ERP applications or demanding high-performance applications. With very large computing power and bandwidth, they also answer the needs of scientific and technical applications that require powerful nodes within cluster or grid architectures.
"Bull is very pleased to announce today this new OEM agreement with BasisBay. OEM agreements represent a cornerstone in Bull’s go-to-market model. This OEM agreement will significantly widen our market reach for NovaScale. We are impressed by BasisBay’s business execution in its target markets such as public sector, and we look forward to a great partnership” declared Michel Lepert General Manager of the Products and Systems activities of Bull.
“Bull is an ideal vendor for technology partnership, given their expertise and capabilities in high-end enterprise level mainframes in the international market. The relationship between Bull and BasisBay is compelling in the way that it provides a strategic and competitive alternative for Malaysia and Thailand from a vendor with excellent technology and reputation” said Praba Thiagarajah, CEO of Basis Bay.