Storage in virtualized environments: getting ahead in the move to tomorrow’s Cloud infrastructures - Bull, IDC and NetApp - Paris/Hôtel George V – 08:30 to 10:30 – 8 September 2010
The virtualization of server environments has already achieved a good level of maturity: 20% of servers bought by companies in 2009 were destined to support virtualized environments. The ‘Age of virtualization’ is a concrete reality, shaping the new profile of IT as it gradually moves towards the Cloud model.
But it is not possible to evolve towards these kinds of infrastructure without considering IT in its entirety: networks, applications and above all storage, the only area where demand has continued to grow at an exponential rate, despite the major cutbacks in IT budgets in 2009.
At the point where issues of availability, data protection, service quality and even business continuity converge, organizations’ storage strategies are becoming vital drivers that will prove decisive in determining the success or failure of virtualized infrastructures.
IDC, Bull and NetApp invite you to share their thoughts and experiences at a breakfast seminar on 8 September 2010, at 08:30 in the seminar rooms at the Hotel Georges V in Paris.
- 08:30: Towards a new paradigm based on virtualization and Cloud Computing.
Karim Bahloul, Consultancy Director, IDC France: Evolution and trends in IT infrastructures. The vital role played by storage.
- 08:50: How to transform your Data Center into a true Services Center.
- Bruno Picard, Technical Director, NetApp: NetApp storage solutions in virtualized environments for services-oriented, scalable and secure end-to-end Data Centers.
- Philippe Reynier, Director of Bull’s International StoreWay Center of Excellence: Bull’s expertise and solutions to support your transition to a services-oriented Data Center.
- 09:30: Storage and virtualization at an innovative Web hosting specialist. How has it affected the business?
Cyril Thiery, Offerings Director, Agarik
- 10:00: Panel discussion and Q&As with all participants who will join Eric Panetta, Project Manager at French department authority based in Strasbourg who will share his experience of leading the project and successfully implementing storage in a virtualized environment.
- 10:30: Discussion ends.
Open World Forum: the leading global event for open IT - Paris/Eurosites George V, 30 September - 1 October 2010
Open Is The Future: Open Innovation - Open Enterprise - Open Society
Every year, the Open Source movement is becoming more and more established as the invisible driving force behind the digital revolution. So how can public and private sector organizations best capitalize on this technology to improve their competitiveness and ability to innovate?
Bull is the co-founder and Diamond Sponsor of the Open World Forum.
With 15 keynote presentations, 20 seminars, eight Think-tanks, open innovation awards, a Web TV and much more, the event will be a unique opportunity to >>> More
SEG 2010 - Denver (USA) - 17 - 22 October 2010
Breakthrough new High Performance Computing designs on show at SEG 2010
Bull’s Extreme Computing BU will be exhibiting at the Society of Exploration Geophysicists’ 80th Annual Meeting, to be held this year at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado, USA.
The Bull booth at SEG 2010 will feature both ‘thin-node’ HPC blade and GPU blade servers and ‘fat-node’ SMP servers, capable of running all major seismic and reservoir applications with maximum performance, density and power efficiency. The booth will also showcase the all-weather, all-climate sealed HPC container facility.>>> More
The IT Security Expo IT-SA - Nuremberg/Germany – October 19-21, 2010
The IT-SA is one of the biggest events dealing with IT security. More than 300 exhibitors will present their solutions and will be pleased to answer your questions.
Visit the Bull Evidian booth on the IAM Area (hall 12, stand 317) and find out how you can enhance security and staff efficiency to focus on your business.
Open Source CFD International Conference 2010 - 4th & 5th November - Munich, Germany
Over the last 3 years industry and academia have seen first hand the benefits of Open Source CFD technology. For 3 years the Open Source CFD International Conference has reflected the rapid growth and extensive interest in this field. This year’s event will provide a platform for discussion on all aspects of Open Source CFD and will further highlight validated approaches and breakthrough technologies.
By popular demand the conference will return to Germany this year, taking place in the vibrant city of Munich. The announced key note addressers are from Procter & Gamble and the University of Massachusetts. The two-day packed agenda will feature dozens of presentations by users from a large variety of industries.
As the European leader in Open Source and HPC, Bull will exhibit its Extreme Computing solutions at the CFD International Conference.
PETEX 2010 - London/Olympia - 23-25 November
Bull's Extreme Computing BU will be exhibiting at the Petroleum Exploration Society of Great Britain's biennial conference and exhibition, PETEX 2010, which is taking place in Earls Court 2, Warwick Street, London, from November 23 to 25.
This event attracts over 2400 delegates drawn from oil companies, oilfield service companies, consultancies and technology vendors involved in oil exploration in the North Sea and Atlantic Margin. Although primarily from the UK, there will also be a significant presence from staff based in Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, France, Ireland, Canada, Russia, the Middle East and the United States.
Bull's booth, located at G36, will be showing the bullx B500 blade chassis and a powerful Bull visualization server, configured with NVIDIA Quadro 6000 3D graphics and C2050 GPU cards, and showing demonstrations of ffA's SEA3D, a leading OpenGL 3D seismic interpretation application.
Bull will also be publicising the recently-announced 'extreme factory' portal solution for PaaS (Platform-As-A Service) and SaaS (Software-As-A-Service). This is used in conjunction with Bull's accelerated server infrastructure to give oil and gas customers remote access to geoscience data and applications located in a central HPC server hub, either as an external service, or as part of an internal HPC applications delivery service, which includes interactive OpenGL applications from leading ISVs.
Bull will be joined by technology partners NVIDIA, CAPS and ffA, to show some of the most advanced server technology available to geoscientists to increase their productivity, in finding and developing commercial hydrocarbon accumulations in the subsurface.