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Roadshow: Data Center next generation - France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK and The Netherlands

With the emergence of highly centralized information technology infrastructures and cloud computing, the challenge of streamlining number of servers, storage, backup policy, virtualization, energy constraints and obviously the reduction of costs, have become CIOs and IT managers main focus.

Until now, virtualization has mainly been limited to infrastructure applications and data that are relatively simple to virtualize. Business critical applications, on which the enterprise production relies, are all but excluded from the virtual world. With new innovative developments in virtualization technologies supporting business critical applications’ specific requirements and intensive use of resources, the conditions have been fulfilled to enable virtualization of the Data Center as a whole.

At the very heart of the challenges of availability, data protection, quality of service and disaster recovery, the virtualisation strategy and implementation becomes a central lever in the success or failure of the enterprise information system. Innovative solutions associating VMware, EMC solutions and novascale bullion™ servers, together with a comprehensive methodology to execute successfully their Data Center metamorphosis projects, enable IT departments to virtualize their business critical applications to gain flexibility, availability, performance and energy efficiency.

The European roadshow is taking place in:
- Lyon, October 12
- Nice, October 14
- Nantes, October 19
- Toulouse, October 21
- Lille, November 23
- Seville, on September 23
- Murcia, on September 30
- Madrid on 1st December
- Barcelona in January 2011
- Valladolid in February 2011
- Bonn/Kameha Grand Hotel, on September 29
- Zürich/FIFA Club, on September 30
- Wien on November 25
The Netherlands
- Amsterdam in January 2011
- London in January 2011


PostgreSQL Conference - March 22-25, New York City

Celebrating 15 years of amazing PostgreSQL community and software!

On March 24, Ken Rosensteel, Bull will hold a presentation describing what is unique about larger customers and their databases that can prevent migrations to PostgreSQL. He will also provide specific feedback from two large sites that are converting major applications to Postgres and the issues that these larger customers faced. Read Ken's biography >

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STAR European Conference 2011 - March 22-23 , Amsterdam (Holland)

After two decades in London, the STAR European Conference is on the move! On March 22-23, CD-ADAPCO's STAR European Conference 2011 will be held at the Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin in the Netherlands, an exclusive beach front hotel located just 20 minutes from Schiphol Airport.

This exclusive two day event will bring together engineers from around the world and explore the latest developments in engineering simulation.

Here are some great reasons why you should attend:
Automation The whole purpose of the STAR European Conference is to make you even more successful. By listening to presentations, attending demos and joining our free training, in just two days you will pick up enough inspiration to revolutionize your CAE process.
Top Agenda Learn from the experts as over 40 leading industrial presenters explore their CAE processes in detail and demonstrate the tangible benefits
that they have realized through adopting an automation philosophy for CAE simulation.
Demonstrations See STAR-CCM+ applied to the solution of real industrial problems.
Networking As well as meeting other industrial users and CAE partners, the STAR European Conference is your chance to meet the people behind the software.

Bull is a sponsor of the STAR European Conference. Meet our experts at the Bull booth and discover our latest bullx supercomputers and Extreme Computing solutions.

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Cyber Security 2011 - Brussels/Le Plaza hotel – 30 May-1st June 2011

Cyber Security is now recognized as a high priority by governments across the globe.
The importance given to Cyber Security was highlighted by the discovery of STUXNET, the first example of a ‘cyber weapon’ designed to attack a nation’s critical infrastructure.

Cyber Security 2011 is the leading European forum for sharing best practices, lessons learned and future strategy for fighthing against the cyber threat and protecting nations from cyber attacks.

As a European leader in mission-critical digital systems and sponsor of Cyber Security 2011, Bull will hold a conference on June 1 at 11 am.

Matthew Foxton, Executive VP Strategy and Marketing, will deliver his keynote speech on the theme: Securing Mission-Critical Digital Systems and answer a number of questions such as: How to counter threats from outside and inside? What is the role of Europe in the world of Cyber Defense? What is the impact of scientific research in building secure systems?

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EMC Forum Belgium 2011 : Cloud Meets Big Data - Thursday 29 September, Salons Waerboom, Groot-Bijgaarden

Learn how EMC can help organizations of all sizes realize the benefits of Cloud computing by building a storage infrastructure designed to reduce risk, lower costs, and maximize the value of your “Big Data”. The Forum will feature EMC’s newest breakthrough products and solutions designed to help you accelerate the journey to your cloud and transform your business.

Get the real story from actual users: Maximize the potential of your Big Data with Cloud. Learn real world techniques and infrastructure tips, how to minimize risk, reduce costs, increase flexibility and take your organization beyond the limitations of conventional virtualization:

EMC Forum, the ultimate combination of technical insights and implementation strategies brought to you by EMC and our Partners.

Bull is Gold sponsor of this edition of EMC Forum and will be present with a booth and a testimonial from one of our customers, Mr Rudi Verheyen, Callatay & Wouters ICT Manager.

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Data Center transformation: towards the Private Cloud - october 2011 - june 2012

Angers, 5 October – Bordeaux, 11 October – Marseille, 13 October – Geneva, 2 November –

Grenoble, 17 November – Paris, 7 December

Whether you are an SME or a multinational – operating in the public or private sector – creating a Private Cloud, with the implementation of virtual machines and the creation of shared ‘storage pools’, could bring you significant benefits in terms of lower costs and greater agility.

To help you capitalize fully on Cloud Computing, in total security, Bull and its partners (VMWare, EMC and Intel) are offering you a unique insight into best practice when it comes to implementing a Private Cloud; through a series of customer cases and presentations from consultants and experts in the field.


VMware Forum 2012 -

Come join us at the VMware Forum to learn how VMware, the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, and Bull are building on virtualization to deliver cloud infrastructure and management solutions that significantly reduce IT complexity, improve security and accelerate how applications are being built, deployed and run.

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Storage Expo - Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2 & 3 November

Storage Expo is the number one trade fair for data storage and data management in the Netherlands. It will take place at the “Jaarbeurs” in Utrecht, The Netherlands on November 2 & 3, 2011.
This year, the main themes at the Storage Expo are Cloud Road Map and Applications & Storage. The InfoSecurity and the Tooling Event trade fairs will take place alongside the Storage Expo. All three events will showcase about 175 exhibitors and an extensive content program. Visitors will be able to access all three events with one entrance ticket. There is no entrance fee for IT users, whether public or government. Market leaders, associations, speakers and other IT professionals present their ideas, technologies, services and vision to the latest IT storage and security themes. Over 7500 visitors are expected to attend the free seminars, solution sessions / case studies and training programs of the exhibitors at the exhibitions. Do not forget to visit the Bull stand at D035 in the Storage Expo hall.

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SC 2011 - November 12-18 2011 - Seattle (USA)

SC is recognized globally as the premier international conference on High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis.

Spotlighting the most original and fascinating scientific and technical applications from around the world, SC11 will bring together an unprecedented array of scientists, engineers, researchers, educators, programmers, system administrators, developers and program managers and an exceptional program of technical papers, tutorials and timely research posters. SC11's Exhibition Hall will be second to none, featuring exhibits from international participants representing industry, academia and government research organizations.

Bull has been a regular SC exhibitor for several years, and will be exhibiting its complete family of bullx™  supercomputers  on booth #2121. Visit us and discover all about our Extreme Computing solutions!

Experts from ServiWare and science + computing, two Bull Group companies specialized in Extreme Computing, will also be present on the Bull booth.

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VMUG Event 2011 - 9 December 2011, Utrecht, The Netherlands

The Dutch VMware User Group, or just VMUG, brings enthusiastic VMware customers together.
The Dutch VMUG was founded in February 2005 and is still growing!

Once a year the Dutch VMUG is organizing the Dutch VMUG Event: A professional, full day technical conference.

On Friday the 9th of December, the 7th edition of the VMUG Event will take place at the Nieuwegein Business Centre near Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Bull will be present with a booth on this event.

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