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Every day, in over 50 countries worldwide, hundreds of organizations depend on Bull's products, solutions and services to support their critical business activities and processes. Bull's customers are extremely diverse, but they broadly share the same requirements: the need for high-performance, mission-critical systems that help them innovate and grow faster than their competitors. As 'Architect of an Open World', Bull has a unique ability to capture the world’s intelligence and make it work for its customers, providing made-to-measure solutions to ever-more complex problems.

A safe harbour for virtualization in Tunisia

Bull has helped Tunisia’s Merchant Navy and Ports Office (OMMP) to successfully centralize, consolidate and modernize its IT infrastructures, thanks in large part to virtualization. Bull brought together all the necessary expertise and skills at a local level, to build and implement this new virtualized architecture, including all its components, from servers to storage and networks.

NSIA uses its infrastructure to support its strategy

Pioneering African bank-assurer NSIA turns to Bull to support its growth strategy. The need to constantly optimize its infrastructures means the group has opted for a virtualized infrastructure and put in place a comprehensive business continuity/disaster recovery plan. And it turned to Bull to deliver the totally integrated solution, consisting of three Bull NovaScale™ (R480 F2) servers, Microsoft Hyper V and EMC for storage.

Mutualité Sociale Agricole (MSA) chooses Bull to supply the majority of its IT infrastructure.

MSA has used Bull Escala large-scale servers for its main production applications running under AIX for a number of years. MSA made the decision to work with Bull not only on its Escala AIX servers, but also its bullion servers and data storage solutions across all six of its production centers.

Bull modernizes CNAF’s core business applications

The Caisse Nationale d’Allocations Familiales (CNAF) – the family branch of the French social security system, which provided some €69 billion of benefits to 11 million claimants in 2009 – has turned to Bull to migrate its Interel-RFM2 database running under gcos8 to PostgreSQL. The decision is a reaffirmation of CNAF’s commitment to move towards Open Source solutions. As a result of this, every month PostgreSQL is involved in the payment of €3 billion in benefits. The project, which is now fully up and running, is an integral part of the program to transform the information systems of this highly sensitive organization, which will soon have to bring on board new initiatives such as the RSA. The migration project started in October 2008, following a feasibility study carried out by Bull and a prototype built in collaboration with CNAF’s teams. An extensive testing phase established a sound basis for the implementation, which took place over the nine months to April 2010.

The DGEFP outsources to Bull Parcours 3, its core business application

DGEFP – the Directorate for Employment and Professional Training in France – opted for outsourcing to provide secure hosting of this innovative, mission-critical, partnership-based and scalable application. Bull, which defined and provided the technical infrastructure is hosting all the national platforms as well as some of the regional platforms. The outsourcing service that Bull offers responds to the financial and legal complexity of the project, with the aim of simplifying it and reducing its cost for users.


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