Tech & Trends white papers
Our consultants provide you with a strategic insight inspired by our extensive industry knowledge and our technological expertise - to help you succeed in an increasingly competitive environment. Choose your business issue below to download our executive reports, white papers and learn about Bull capabilities.
Business Intelligence - Databases - Middleware
Unified Business Intelligence: better knowledge for better decision-making
Faced with the explosion in the amount of data, the challenge is to establish a single, unified BI solution that allows information to be correlated and analyzed to the benefit of everyone.
LiberTP: Upgrade your transaction processing applications to Java EE
This white paper reviews the possibilities available to IT divisions to modernize their application infrastructures. It concentrates on one key area: the upgrading of transaction environments from the Unix world – for instance the Oracle Tuxedo environment – to Java EE platforms
IDC white paper
In its latest dedicated survey, carried out in 2011, IDC showed that a large proportion of companies adopted or are planning to adopt Cloud as a delivery model for parts of their IT.
This IDC executive brief presents an overview of the Cloud's market maturity and, through case studies, discusses the issues and impacts of a private Cloud initiative, before finally putting forward a series of recommendations for a Cloud roadmap.
Le cloud by Bull
The cloud: revolution or evolution?
Explained: the 4 big myths and the 4 big challenges of the cloud
8 golden rules
From the IT cloud to the business cloud
Le cloud by Bull: a pragmatic approach for a smooth transition to the enterprise cloud
In order to ensure that the Cloud is a real driver for value-creation – rather than just another layer of complexity – IT Departments must start proactively preparing for it now: seeing it just as much as another new option that they can include in their portfolios of technologies and services, as a competitor whose agility, speed and ease-of-use they have to measure up to.
This white paper is designed to guide you in this transformation, recommending short and medium-term actions you can take to achieve rapid benefits.
Data Center - Architecture - Platforms - OS - Hardware
Managing the data center : facing the new energy paradigm
The discipline known as Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) is designed to transform the Data Center by bringing together facilities management and the IT Department in a bid to align all IT and non-IT components: from the building itself to the computing infrastructure it houses.
Discover in this white paper the best practices to deploy a DCIM solution successfully, step by step.
bullion cloud platform
Download this white paper and discover how the bullion cloud platform provides enterprises with a ready-to-run solution meeting the SLA levels required for any type of application, while keeping IT infrastructures simple.
Bull Enterprise Servers: the green life-cycle in practice
The best way to address the needs of today’s data center is by providing energy efficient solutions, while keeping the operating expenditure under control. Discover in this white paper how Bull ensures power efficiency and environmentally friendly practices throughout the product’s entire lifespan.
With novascale bullion, optimize your critical applications by pushing back the limits of virtualization
This document outlines how novascale bullion servers, associated with VMware solutions, enable IT departments to virtualize the enterprise critical applications, to provide flexibility, availability, performance and energy efficiency.
Improve the energy-efficiency of your Data Center with novascale bullion servers
Bull places energy performance at the heart of its strategy: the Bio Data Center was introduced in 2007 with the three-fold target of reducing energy consumption and the carbon footprint, optimizing topology and ensuring high service levels within the Data Center. Distributed and poorly utilized servers are power hogs in your Datacenter. novascale bullion is built on an architecture designed from the ground up to provide optimized virtualization and energy saving capabilities.
Data protection - Consolidation - High Availability
IDC white paper
Industry analysts IDC give their assessment of x86 infrastructure rationalisation, and makes an impartial assessment of the virtualisation issues.
IDC also reviews the new VMBox offering, from the solution architecture to its software platform and associated services offerings.
High Availability of Oracle databases
High Availability of Oracle databases
Reduce your costs thanks to the high availability of Oracle databases on Bull Escala servers. You will be able to make the most of Bull Escala breakthrough technologies combined with Oracle DB 11gR2 functionalities and infrastructure services enabling an optimal implementation.
Executive Insight - Technology
IDC White-Paper - System Manager
This White Book details the main stakes associated to the operational management of IT infrastructure.
The important contribution of Bull System Manager to the optimization of IT infrastructure exploitation is the object of a detailed analysis by IDC.
IDC white paper - x86 Servers
This White Paper focuses on customer requirements and market demand for the high-end or scalable 4- socket and above x86 server segment.
It details European IT departments' changing server requirements and it provides an overview of Bull new line of scalable x86 high-end servers branded novascale bullion.
High Performance Computing
L'Usine Nouvelle - Simulation, the French touch
France is a land of digital simulation and high performance computing, a champion even. But who knows about it?
Here are some of the facts:
Bull has built three of the world’s 20 most powerful supercomputers, making it
the number-two global manufacturer in 2012 after IBM and the only European company in the field.
Journalists on the editorial staffs of "L’Usine Nouvelle" and
"Industrie et Technologies", two leading French scientific magazines, tell you all about simulation made in France.
Progress in Parallel: The Bull Parallel Programming Center
A White paper by Industry Analysts Intersect360. The HPC industry is now in the early stages of a revolution. Single-core processors have given way to multi-core, and end users are still searching for the most effective ways to use them efficiently. And as if that weren’t revolutionary enough, additional parallelism may be achieved by deploying accelerators.
To help end users navigate all these options, Bull has opened the Center for Excellence in Parallel Programming in Grenoble, France. In partnership with Intel, Bull has invested in parallel programming expertise to advise application developers on the efficient use of new parallel technologies such as Intel Xeon multi-core processors and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors.
Supercomputers take up the challenge - November 2012
Researchers explain how supercomputers make it possible to predict the weather more accurately, decode the chemistry of Alzheimer's, limit pollutants emitted by reactors, reveal the nature of dark energy...
Bull's Eye on Target for HPC Growth
Industry analysts Intersect360 Research evaluate Bull's offer and strategy in the HPC market. "Bull finds itself a growing player in a growing market. Its continued R&D investments in HPC put Bull in a strong position to continue to rise as a supercomputing provider in France, Europe, and worldwide."
mobull, Bull's mobile data center
mobull containers offer an alternative to major investments in buildings and resolve many regulatory constraints.
Their flexibility provides unique transportation and implementation solutions, both inside and outside buildings: electricity, water supplies
and a small area in a car park are all they need!
Graphical accelerators: the future of Extreme Computing
This document details the advances in Extreme Computing and presents new uses of GP-GPU.
Bull presents its support to these new uses with a unique solution based on bullx B505, combining both native GP-GPU and CPU to better exploit the potential application-level acceleration of the GPU.
Software factories: towards an industrial revolution in application development
The enterprise is at the heart of a revolutionary change. The new rules of the game: globalization, increased focus, networked development. This presents organizations with a great opportunity and also a huge challenge.
The Open Source revolution: towards a new forge for IT infrastructures
The IT world is going through a crucial transformation. For business, this revolution offers new alternatives when it comes to the development of their IT strategies.
Security of Mobile Device Communications
This document analyzes the security issues surrounding mobile devices and presents the threats, the broad families of solutions available on the market and our recommendations.
PCI-DSS in 5 points
This opinion expert is a synthesis of the PCI-DSS certification which includes the following points:
- The aims of PCI-DSS
- Business data targeted by PCI-DSS
- Technical perimeter of a PCI-DSS certification
- How to achieve a PCI-DSS certification
- Where is PCI-DSS within ISS
Five key points for a successful PKI project
Deploying a PKI business, whatever the size of it, does not improvise. Before the initialization of Certification Authorities responsible for issuing and distributing certificates to users, there are some organizational aspects that should be considered (French version)
Storage - Backup
Deduplication and Data Backup: Architecture, Techniques and Use Cases
To meet the technical and economic challenges presented by the continual growth of backup data volumes, several approaches are possible.
Amongst these, deduplication offers the most interesting perspectives, not only in terms of architecture, but also in terms of Return on Investment.