Today, Bull is one of the most important players in the Open Source world. In line with its aim to help its customers fully exploit the benefits of information technologies as a driver for growth, Bull helps public and private sector organizations alike to implement IT infrastructures and applications that take advantage of the advances in Open Source software: focusing constantly on the need to meet operational requirements for reliability, security and 24/7 support.
Through its strong contributions to Open Source, Bull has amassed an experience which places it quite naturally as a major player in this field. Today, Bull is the only European player with a presence in all three major aspects of Open Source, as a:
With hundreds of experts in Europe, Bull helps organizations implement robust infrastructures and applications based on Open Source. In doing so, the company brings to bear its expertise and proven methodologies to ensure the effective integration of Open Source components within information system.
As a manufacturer, Bull offers a comprehensive range of Linux and Open Source server environments. The company also offers a full range of particularly powerful High-Performance Computing (HPC) solutions, including its own optimized Linux distribution, and innovative network storage solutions from its partners. As a result of this capability, Bull was chosen by the French Atomic Energy Authority (the CEA) to build under Linux Europe's biggest collection of supercomputers, and one of the most powerful in the world.
NovaForge is a shared, professional software platform which draws on a development process based on a collection of Open Source tools. A truly industrial 'software development factory', NovaForge aims to reduce the overall development workload, optimize the management of costs and schedules, and improve the quality of deliverables.
Bull is part of and contributes to many Open Source communities - including BonitaSoft, Talend, Alfresco, eXo, JBoss, JOnAS, Nagios, OpenLDAP, PHP, PostgreSQL, Samba, Tomcat and WebMin, among others - with the aim of creating robust infrastructures and applications.
As part of its TrustWay offering, Bull is developing high-security encryption solutions running under Linux.
Bull is also involved in a number of European projects dedicated to developing solutions for e-government, telecoms, defense and healthcare, including ITEA projects and the Qualipso consortium.
Finally, Bull was one of the co-founders of the Open World Forum, the world's leading event dedicated to exploring the technological, economic and social impact of open technologies.