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n°19  |  October   2007
Business cases

• Alcan (Canada)
• Alex Beleggersbank (Netherlands)

• State of Oklahoma (USA)

• Tesco (United Kingdom)
• Transdev (France)

Tesco trusts Bull to support its AIX servers

Tesco is one of the world's leading international retailers. Based in the UK , it also operates in 12 markets outside its home market, in Central Europe , Turkey , Asia and the USA . To support its fast-growing Central European operation, Tesco has chosen an infrastructure based on AIX servers to run core business applications such as billing, stocks and logistics.

After a strong competition between various players, including IBM, and thanks to the high quality of service provided by Bull for the last three years, Tesco has just decided to renew its trust in Bull for another two years for the maintenance of its AIX servers located in its stores, warehouses and the headquarters of its Central European operations (covering the Czech Republic , Poland , Hungary and Slovakia ).

The contract covers more than 300 AIX servers and their infrastructure – including more than 90 Bull Escala servers – with significant commitments in terms of Service Level Agreements. In particular, it includes 24x7x365 days remote monitoring of hardware and operating systems for the most critical production IT systems by the Bull High-Availability center located in Echirolles in France .

“During our collaboration in the past, Bull proved that it can provide us with the right mix of flexibility and customized service, with the stability of a mature company. I have complete confidence in our joint success in the future," said Pavel Vanousek, CIO at Tesco Central Europe.

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