OPEN ENERGY, the Open Source services from Bull
As a major player in Open Source in Europe, Bull has defined a comprehensive services offering to help you port, support, integrate and develop Open Source-based application infrastructures. With Open Energy™ all the advantages of free software - innovation, standardization, flexibility, cost-effectiveness - are combined with a truly professional and structured approach.
For organizations looking for professional support and a single point of contact to take on responsibility for the specific software stack they wish to use, Bull offers Open Access: direct access to the best in European Open Source skills, an established professional support infrastructure (from call logging to incident resolution) and third-party application maintenance. For example, Bull is helping Dassault, one of Europes leading aeronautical and defense companies, to qualify and support its Linux and Open Source environments for real-time applications. For enterprises just beginning to use Open Source, Bull has also defined a quick-start offer: Open Source Essentials.
For organizations that want to manage their development cycles more effectively and redevelop their applications, Bull has created a network of development centers, offering "virtualshore" services. These offer significant development capabilities, capitalizing on a shared industrial infrastructure NovaForge, which offers the customer complete transparency and interaction. For example, with NovaForge, Bull has helped the French Navy to industrialize the development of its next generation of ERP applications.
Many businesses want to redevelop, or 'rethink their technical and application architectures, to introduce greater flexibility in their information systems. Bull provides a specific application model incorporating Red Hat / JBoss and OW2 Open Source components. Open Enterprise enables business applications to be built, integrated and deployed with complete security and ease of on-going application management. Bull is helping the State of Geneva to rethink its entire application platform, based around Open Source.
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