Tech & Trends white papers
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Business Intelligence - Databases - Middleware
Escala and Informix IDS V10.0
This document presents data consolidation and reviews the latest technologies in the field of Informix databases. The deployment of IDS V10 on Bull Escala servers makes it an ideal transactional platform.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Data Center - Architecture - Platforms - OS - Hardware
CRM Architecture: why CRM flexibility will impact your success
With concrete examples, you will learn more about the CRM architecture and the successful integration of Pivotal CRM on Bull servers.
Performance Management : Outlining the advantages of virtualization
Leverage the tangible benefits of virtualised servers with an efficient performance management.
Increase and maintain the performance of virtual system environments.
Best practices in establishing a more flexible Data Center
To discover Bull’s new approach for the Data Center, download the document “Bio Data Center, Statement of Direction”
Simplifying the deployment of blade servers
Solutions designed to ease the installation, business continuity and deployment of bull blade servers in order to cut down the Total Cost of Ownership of the Data Center.
Organizations are seeking a new approach that will give users easier, more secure access to all the information they require while simplifying the working environment for IT teams.
This white paper explains how to meet this challenge through virtualization solutions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Data protection - Consolidation - High Availability
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.
High Availability for Unix Servers
How the advanced virtualization functionalities of Bull Escala servers associated with Bull high availability software, such as Bull ARF, allow any company to make its critical applications highly available.
The proposed solutions, either on site or at a backup site, are ergonomically designed with ease-of-maintenence and cost controls in mind.
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.
Executive Insight - Industry sector
E-government, driving the modernisation of public services
Towards a new relationship with citizens and business. Discover the study insights and e-government experts’ testimonials.
Information technology serving local government dynamism
Local authorities are undertaking major programs to stimulate development in their areas. The challenges are numerous and involve radically overhauling business processes and job roles, opening up information systems and breaking down the barriers
Social protection: personalization and performance
Most countries are transforming their social protection systems to help them adapt to these economic, social and societal revolutions with key priorities of social cohesion and spending control.
Executive Insight - Technology
Information system consolidation: the 10 golden rules for successful data center optimisation
Discover challenges, technologies and best practice along with experts' interviews.
Implementing Energy Efficient Data Centers
This free white-paper explains how to quantify the electricity savings and provides examples of methods that can greatly reduce electrical power consumption.
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.
Better, Faster and Cheaper: Understanding the Dynamics of Information Management Costs
As data volumes rise and retention periods increase, the appearance of “better, faster and cheaper” storage infrastructure seems like an all-encompassing solution to control IT manager’s burgeoning storage costs.
In this paper, we examine four dynamic forces that together shape storage costs.
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.
High Performance Computing
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.
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!
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."
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
An exclusive study shows Open Source Becomes the Hidden Backbone of The Software Industry - Beyond Cost reduction, the Open Source paradigm embraces an even more important long-term benefit: a more innovative and flexible IT shop that can rapidly seize new opportunities - The Spirit Of Open Source Emerges Inside Large Corporations
Towards agile IT security
Information systems have never been so vital. And they have never had to face so many threats. In today’s open world, putting in place a strong IT security policy has become an
unavoidable challenge. But does that really mean transforming the enterprise into a fortress and erecting ever more barriers around it? How do you ensure that security is no longer a constraint, but a real driver for business development and agility?
BNTng EMV - CRYPT2Pay white paper
CRYPT2Pay is a high-performance encryption product for banks, designed to secure bank transactions using stripe cards and smart cards for withdrawals, payments, or cardholder authentication for e-commerce and home banking operations.
Virtual Private Networks: challenges in creating and managing Secure VPN
Business and technical requirements to implement and manage E-business application security over any Internet/Intranet/Extranet infrastructure
Mobility and security: the danger is over?
With globull, Bull as ‘Architect of an Open World’ is introducing a secure, new-generation mobility solution, which secures, liberates and revolutionizes the mobility of the enterprise. An all-in-one product weighing in at just 122g.
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)
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
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.
Storage - Backup
Extended Enterprise Storage Networks: best practices in distributed storage networks
This paper explores technically robust and economic solutions for extending existing storage networks to meet new business challenges.
Reasons to review data protection and business continuity implementation
This white paper explores a number of recent evolutions of data protection technologies, analyses benefits, and compares alternative implementation strategies. StoreWay’s global information protection strategy, with a combined preventive and remedial approach is briefly introduced. Finally, this paper illustrates how the Bull StoreWay product portfolio for data protection allows Bull customers to benefit from recent technology evolutions.
Storage: Exploiting Information for Business Gain
Staying ahead of the storage growth game is tough. Learn from Bull's partner Commvault how its software included in StoreWay Calypso can bring business benefit to Opex and Capex budgets.
Storage: The Power of One
Ensuring efficient data protection and delivering business continuity are a recurring challenge for CIOs and storage managers. Continuous data growth , increasing numbers of mission critical applications, scattering of information assets, and emerging regulations and standards make the task more complex every day.
Optimising Storage: Issues, Difficulties and Winning Strategies of European Companies
This White Paper, written and published by IDC on the initiative of Bull, highlights the storage issues that major European companies are facing and the solutions they are using to deal with them.
VTL: an answer to backup and recovery challenges.
This document analyzes the various technologies for disk backup virtualization and introduces the Bull StoreWay Virtuo solution, a virtual tape library (VTL) for mainframe and open environments.
The StoreWay DPA Data Protection Appliance
Data protection is not only a concern for Data Centres. More and more valuable enterprise data resides in servers hosted in small or mid-size remote or branch offices but also on end user workstations.
This white paper describes the backup and restore issues faced within a Remote Office - Branch Office (ROBO) environment and how StoreWay DPA can help solve them.
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.
Telco - Mobility - VoIP
Perspective on Telecommunications & Media
Innovative services beyond convergence, Enterprise data and voice services, mobile services for the enterprise (Source IDATE) - Combining agility and robustness in telecoms by Jean-François Leprince-Ringuet - Customer testimonials: Groupe France Telecom, SFR, Wana, Orange Poland, O Boticario Brazil