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January 2007
JOnAS Days - Grenoble on January 16 and Paris on January 18

From portals to ESB, application servers are key for building next generation business applications. JOnAS, the Open Source Application Server from ObjectWeb, offers a unique alternative for deploying open, robust and enterprise-class J2EE applications. Supported by a broad international community, JOnAS 4.8 has been released end of 2006, offering strong innovations in clustering and EJB3 support. These JOnAS Days will help you leverage JOnAS 4.8 and the future JOnAS generations for your information systems.

Thanks to the JOnAS Days, you will:

  • Understand how to deploy open, secure and robust applications with JOnAS servers

  • Get advanced information about R5, the JOnAS next generation release coming out in 2007

  • Network with experts and developers to share expertise, insights and best practices

  • Meet the team that leads the JOnAS project

  • Discover the ObjectWeb middleware ecosystem (Orchestra, Bonita, Exo platform, NovaStudio, Petals, …)

More information and registration >>

InfoSecurity Italia - Milan, February 6-8

As each year, Bull will be present at a number of InfoSecurity tradeshows to promote the software solutions of its Evidian subsidiary. This year, demonstrations will focus on Enterprise Single Sign-on (SSO) and Data privacy domains.
Our experts will welcome you at:

  • InfoSecurity Italia, Milan, February 6-8, Evidian stand: F22.

  • InfoSecurity Europe, London, April 24-26, Evidian stand: G206.

  • InfoSecurity Belgium, Brussels, March 21-22, Evidian stand: E062

More information >>

CUBE: GCOS 7 days - February 7-8, Luynes - France

This year, the CUBE GCOS 7 days will take place on February 7-8 at Luynes, near Tours. This yearly GCOS 7 rendez-vous will be completed by a session dedicated to NovaScale servers and solutions. It allows GCOS 7 French customers to find out about the latest advances in the GCOS 7 server family, which includes the new Bull NovaScale 7000 servers. The ‘Tour’ features presentations from Bull experts and customer case studies, notably this year Thierry Ehret-Franck, CIO of CG78 (a regional government authority).

There will be a particular focus on bringing people up to date on the cooperation strategy between GCOS 7 mainframes and open architectures, on Bull’s Open Source strategy, as well as on NovaScale partitioning and virtualisation facilities, including Bull’s Virtuo backup virtualisation solution for multi OS environments.

For more information on the program, please contact Pierre-André Walker (Bull) 01 30 80 30 62 or CUBE at 01 48 74 94 17.

3GSM World Congress 2007 - Barcelona, 12-15 February

3GSM World Congress, the world's premier mobile event, attracted over 50,000 people in 2006, from more than 180 countries. 3GSM World Congress 2007 will bring together leaders and personalities from mobile operators and equipment vendors, as well as players from the Internet and entertainment worlds. It will feature the very latest technology, services and developments, bringing to life the promise of mobile broadband for all and defining the industry's path to continued growth.
The structure of 3GSM World Congress 2007 is being developed to reflect the ongoing changes in the mobile value chain. The program identifies the risks that will be taken, and highlights the rewards that can be reaped, in bringing these changes to all geographic markets and mobile services.

The conference program will feature five plenary sessions providing an effective platform for the most senior figures from the mobile industry and other industries that are now impacting the mobile world. Two streams look in detail at the strategic and technical drivers and implications of these. Concerning mobile strategy, subjects like convergence, segmentation and partnership, scaling up, emerging markets, new costs and revenue structures will be covered.

Presentations on technical aspects will focus on standards, WiMAX and mobile TV technology. A third stream is dedicated to the emerging force of mobile entertainment. The technology breakout sessions also introduced last year will be enhanced to allow for deeper examination of key technical issues.

More information >>

Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Forum 2007 - Paris, February 14-16

The Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Forum 2007 will take place in Paris from February 14 to 16. With the theme “User-centric and use-focused, the New Business Generation is here to stay!”, the three-day forum will feature the most innovative, user-centric and use-focused communications solutions available today. The forum offers over 80 conferences with industry visionaries, expert analysts, partners, customers and Alcatel-Lucent executives.
Philippe Reynier, Bull consultant in storage, will hold a conference on “Multi sites Information flow management”.
Bull, secure infrastructure integrator and service provider, will be presenting different implementations to illustrate multi-site operational continuity solutions. These different examples will highlight:

  • The results of experiments undertaken jointly with Alcatel on remote links several hundred kilometers apart

  • The different infrastructure options available, and the impact these choices have on disaster recovery plan policies between sites

  • The benefits to be gained from choosing outsourcing and operating service solutions.

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CeBIT 2007 - Hanover, Germany, March 15-21

The leading business event for the digital world

Under its banner Architect of an Open World™, Bull will be attending CeBIT 2007 on the stand of its partner Xandros and within the Public Sector area.

  • On the Xandros stand (Hall 5, stand L21), Bull will present opencenter@bull, the integrated Open Source software stack based on Xandros Linux, Scalix Groupware, O3Spaces collaboration suite, and other solutions.
  • Within the Public Sector Park (Hall 9, B76, Stand 7), Bull will show solutions dedicated to local authorities including ‘Intelligent Video Surveillance’ (IVS): computer intelligence at the service of video surveillance camera networks and disaster management.

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IDG Conference – Infrastructures 2007: Modernizing the heart of information systems - Thursday 26 April 2007, 8.30am–17.00pm, Paris

The new watchwords in infrastructure management: virtualization, high availability, open environments and application optimization

The modernization of information systems must take into account a series of key challenges. Firstly, those linked to the way infrastructures themselves are evolving. In this area, there are an especially large number of technological advances due to come to fruition this year, notably in the area of virtualization, but also in areas related to energy consumption or server power, and more precisely, high availability. In parallel, CIOs and their teams will have to take stock of a variety of other problems. The debate on open environments is gaining credibility, and is working particularly in favor of initiatives that promise increasingly high guarantees of service levels based around open systems. Finally, the modernization of the information system is also involving bringing applications up to date. Applications certainly have to be designed differently now, but not just that, they need also to make the most of all the agility of the infrastructures now available to them. From the rich client, to Web openness, to improved levels of integration, the management of applications is now part and parcel of the optimization process, which in itself offers huge potential for cost cutting.
Any rationalization of IT expenditure must therefore necessarily come about through a more accurate anticipation of these challenges. This will be the main objective of this conference aimed at CIOs as well as infrastructure and architecture managers, research directors, data center managers and project managers.

Bull, as a sponsor of the conference, is also providing one of the speakers: Pierre Fumery, Director of the Linux Competence Center on the theme: “Virtualisation in the Open Source world : best practices and perspectives”.

IBERGRID, 1st Iberian Grid Infrastructure Conference - May 14-16, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

IBERGRID is organized by CESGA (Galicia Supercomputing Centre) and University of Coruña). It is promoted by the Portuguese Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education and the Spanish Ministry of Education & Science.

As sponsor Bull will be present and Jean-Marc Denis, HPC Business Manager, will run a conference on Tuesday 15 May at 5:30pm (room A) on the theme: "Interfacing issues between Job Scheduler and Resource Manager".
The conference aims to foster and promote R&D activities in Iberian countries and their links to Latin America, by bringing together academics that are cooperating in computer and computational sciences applied to grid infrastructures and technologies.

Topics of interest include: Grid Middleware, Grid Computing, Data and Networking Infrastructures, Distributed and Large-Scale Data Access and Management, Distributed Resource Management and Scheduling, Supercomputer/cluster/grid integration issues, Grid Applications including e-Science and e-Business (e-health, environmental sciences, climate modeling, civil protection, computational sciences, high energy physics, e-administration…).

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3rd European Research and Innovation Exhibition - 7-9 June, Porte de Versailles, Paris

Research and innovation, driving the global economy

The European Research and Innovation Exhibition is the annual meeting for all main players in research and industry, providing a focal point for all the driving forces of people and organizations that have recognized that investing in science has become a key priority in guaranteeing growth in an ever more competitive world.

Bull will be taking part in the exhibition along with two of its partners, Intel and Microsoft. This will include:

- A panel discussion on Thursday 7 June, from 11:30 to 12:15am in the Agora room.
With the theme: “Digital simulation at the forefront of innovation. How to make it accessible?”, it will be chaired by Jean-Michel Ghidaglia, Scientific Director of ‘La Recherche’ magazine, with:

  • Benoît Hallez, Director of Bull HPC Business Unit

  • Marc Dollfus, Director, Intel France

  • Bernard Ourghanlian, Technical Director, Microsoft France

- A seminar hosted by Bull and Intel with the participation of Microsoft, Altair and ‘La Recherche’ magazine, on Friday 8 June, 9:30am to 12:30pm, on the theme: “Everyone’s entitled to power, HPC within everyone’s reach”.

- Welcome to our stand (# D62) on which experts from all three partners will be happy to demonstrate their latest innovations

More information (French only) >>

Paris, ‘Capitale du Libre’ - Paris, 13-14 June

Bull is once more a Gold Sponsor for "Paris capitale du libre", an event organized by ASS2L, (an association of companies dedicated to Open Source Services) of which Bull is an associate partner, with the support of both the Paris City Hall, and the Paris Chamber of Commerce. "Paris capitale du libre" is a prestige event that brings the worlds of politics, industry, and administration together in one location for the purpose of exchanging and sharing information related to Open Source strategy, policy and business.
With its main theme for this year «Local Governments and Open Source Applications in Europe», "Paris capitale du libre" is aiming to become the meeting point par excellence for Open Source application advocates and IT directors in both public and private sectors. The ‘Golden Lutèce’ trophies will be awarded during a dinner to be held on 13 June, bringing together the 250 most influential personalities in the Open Source software market in France and in Europe. These trophies will be awarded for best projects and initiatives in the Open Source domain in France and in Europe, and for a range of categories: public, private, communities, and political.

Bull will be participating in the following seminars:
- Thursday 14 June, 2pm–4pm: Jean-Pierre Barbéris, General Manager of Bull Services and Solutions will be speaking at this session chaired by Didier Lambert, President of the CIGREF, and moderated by Jean-François Ruiz, Chief Editor of 01 DSI. The theme for debate will be: «How to leverage Open Source software in large corporations? »
- Thursday 14 June, 4.30pm–6:30pm: Jean-Pierre Laisné, President of OW2 and Director of Bull Open Source Initiatives, will chair the session entitled «The rising importance of Open Source software worldwide », moderated by François Sorel, RMC journalist. Other speakers include:
- Renato Da Silveira Martini, Chairman of the Brazilian national Information Technology Institute (ITI)
- Mohammed El Amer, CIO, government of Bahrain
- Khadija Ghariani, Secretary of State for Information Technologies, Tunisia
- Mr Jiadong, CEO of Red Flag Software, China
- Elliot Maxwell, former NTIC consultant to Bill Clinton, Maxwell Elliot Association
- Pedro Teta, Deputy Minister for Science and Technology, Angola
- Bull’s will host its partner Red Hat on its stand, will be exhibiting NovaForge™, its secured platform for Open Source application development, and Open Energy, Bull’s portfolio of services dedicated to Open Source software.

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Virtualizing IT infrastructures - Paris, June 21

Energy consumption control, installations optimization, simplified administration, service continuity, flexibility... IT infrastructure evolution is no longer being driven by cost reduction alone.
In this context, virtualization certainly provides clear advantages. And yet, its implementation remains complex, and requires confirmed expertise in virtualization technologies.
Bull as IT maker, systems integrator and outsourcer for large systems, has been developing, integrating and utilizing these technologies for many years: to design advanced systems, establish methods and tools for production management, and run its outsourcing business.
It is the cumulative experience gained from both centers of competences and production sites that Bull would like to share with you on the occasion of this seminar, through the testimony of its experts, and first-hand reports based on customers testimonials.

To register for the event (French only) >>

Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit - London, June 25-26, 2007

To increase transparency and agility, today’s enterprises need to start opening up systems to staff, customers and partners. However, the need to secure applications, data, and networks has never been so pressing. Legacy technologies and approaches and fragmented processes are no longer enough. Identity theft, regulatory compliance, the rising impact of confidential data loss and rising administration costs call for a new generation of processes and technologies.
The good news: this new generation has arrived and it’s ready for prime time. The bad news: there are more ways to slip up than there are ways to get it right.
That’s what the first EMEA Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit is all about. In an intensive, two-day program Gartner will present every IAM issue; help design the right IAM strategy and roadmap; and show how IAM can be more secure while costing less.

As Platinum sponsor, Bull Evidian will:
- Hold a conference on Tuesday 26 June at 2:45 pm: Hassan Maad, Evidian Managing Director will present Evidian IAM strategy and offer, leveraging a big business case.
- Demonstrate on its booth the latest update of its IAM suite of solutions.

More information and registration >>

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