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Alliances and partnerships are essential to Bull's open computing strategy. Bull is developing strong co-operation with key IT market leaders and innovators in order to provide customers with advanced, global IT solutions that help them grow and differentiate themselves in their markets.

Strategic Alliances

Bull is continually developing strategic alliances to strengthen its position as a company that masters all the key elements of the IT value chain. Bull has tied strategic partnerships with:

  • EMC, IBM, Intel, NEC, Netapp,
  • CA Technologies, Citrix, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP / Business Objects, VMware.

Bull teams up with CA Technologies and with VMware to deliver advanced Cloud Computing solutions respectively for heterogeneous infrastructures and X86 infrastructures.

Partners, OEMs and distributors

Bull also provides its customers with end-to-end IT solutions, developed in strong partnership with:

  • many other leading-edge storage solutions suppliers (Brocade, Commvault, Overland, StorageTek, Symantec-Veritas, etc. ),
  • Telco and network solutions providers (Kabira, SAP, Streamwide, Thomson, LHS, Audiocodes, ATG, 3com, Cisco, CIRPACK, Enterasys, Ipanema, Juniper Networks, etc.),
  • BI vendors (Microsoft, Oracle, Informatica, etc.) others vendors (Infor Baan, HR access)
  • HPC component vendors.

Bull products are themselves distributed by OEMs (Kraftway, HCL...) and numerous distributors worldwide.

R&D - Open Source partnerships

Bull shares in-depth expertise, including common R&D activities, with a dozen strategic partners, as well as Open Source Communities such as Linux Foundation, the leading Linux community, OW2, the premier open source middleware community and JBoss. These partnerships not only result in integrated and totally interoperable products, they also enable customers to benefit from direct access to R&D and unique competence centers in Europe. For example, Bull has the leading European competence centers on HPC, Linux and AIX, and one of the few Microsoft Gold-certified competence centers in Europe. Strong relationships also ensure that Bull is the European partner of choice for deploying SAP, Red Hat, Oracle, OW2 or JBoss middleware-based solutions.

Thanks to its strong relationships with many market leaders and innovators, Bull can create solutions to deliver effective, end-to-end results to its customers.

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Access to Partners' Extranet site >

The access to the extranet site is restricted to accredited partners, via personalized login and password.
If you are an accredited partner, you can obtain information on your access to the extranet site through your local Bull Indirect Sales Representative, or your local Partner Development Manager

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