Vedior Group France Chooses Bull to Secure and Make its Information System Reliable

PARIS, September 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vedior Group France, a major player in the human resources sector, has decided to entrust Bull with hosting its production information system, which consists of more than 500 heterogeneous servers, along with its Web servers.

PARIS, September 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Vedior Group France, a major player in the human resources sector, has decided to entrust Bull with hosting its production information system, which consists of more than 500 heterogeneous servers, along with its Web servers.

Vedior's challenge is to secure and make reliable a highly scalable infrastructure that must deliver high levels of service continuity with absolute confidentiality, while rationalizing IT costs.

Bull is now hosting Vedior's information system on its main outsourcing centre; the web servers are being hosted by Agarik, a Bull Group company specialized in critical web hosting. The dedicated network linking both sites is being provided and operated by Agarik.

"Every day, some 900 branch offices and 4,200 users depend on Vedior's information system, via a web server, to put potential job candidates and enterprises in touch with one another. We have to provide extremely high levels of service and security," underlined Hugues de Maussion, Information Systems Director for the Vedior Group in France. "The architecture being implemented enables us to rationalize our servers."

Urbanization: the first step in Bull's industrial service approach

Bull's expertise in Data Center urbanization (a holistic, integrated approach) for hosted services has enabled the company to provide comprehensive engineering, processes, tools and project management services.

To meet specific constraints linked to hardware density, Bull has designed the urbanisation specification for the hosting room so it will be capable of dissipating a huge calorific load, and has implemented an enclosed 'cold corridor', which will eventually be capable of dissipating up to 8KW per rack without creating any disturbance in the rest of the room.

Bull is also leveraging its pre-cabled hosting infrastructure to provide the necessary high level responsiveness and optimum capacity handling.

Jerome Belley, Director of the Managed Services business at Bull Services and Solutions commented: "The confidence that the Vedior Group in France has shown in us is a further recognition of the significant investment we have made in our Data Centers, enabling us to offer extremely secure, integrated and environmental-friendly computing facilities. Using our highly industrialized service processes and tools enables our customers to reap the benefits in terms of the level of services, flexibility and security we offer for optimum cost."

This contract went into operation during the summer of 2008.

About Groupe Vedior France

Groupe Vedior France, with 4,200 permanent employees, 400,000 temporary staff on its books, 60,000 corporate customers and 900 branches is a socially engaged enterprise. A major player in employment in France, Groupe Vedior France recorded a turnover of EUR3,137 million in 2007.

Chaired by Francois Beharel, Groupe Vedior France is a recruitment center of expertise: Vediorbis, organized in networks 100% specialized by profession, Vediorbis Search for recruitment with branches throughout the country, expectra, the leading network for recruitment and staffing for highly skilled personnel, and Appel Medical, the leading network for recruitment and staffing in the medical, paramedical and pharmaceutical fields. The Group also includes Atoll, JBM and a center of expertise in HR services: Advancers executive, Advisio services, CapSecur Conseil, Vedior Accompagnement & Reclassement, Vedior Front RH and IMC.

About Bull, Architect of an Open World(TM)

As one of the leading European IT companies, Bull delivers open, flexible and secure information systems. The group helps public and private sector customers transform their information systems, applying its know-how and expertise in three main areas:

– Capitalizing on its extensive mainframe experience, Bull designs and produces robust, innovative and open servers, based on industry- standard technologies; – Building on its alliances with leading ISVs and long-standing involvement with Open Source, Bull develops and implements flexible and interoperable application infrastructures which give business processes the freedom to evolve; – Bringing together recognized expertise in end-to-end IT security, Bull secures data and exchanges that are so critical in preserving customers' business integrity.

Bull has a particularly strong presence in the public, healthcare, finance, telecommunications, manufacturing and defense sectors. Its distribution network and business partners cover more than 60 countries worldwide.

For more information visit: http://www.bull.com Contact: Stephanie Wackenheim, – Tel: +33(0)1-41-62-24-89 – stephanie.wackenheim@vedior.fr . Contacts presse : Bull : Anne Marie Jourdain, – Tel. : +33(0)1-30-80-32-52 – anne-marie.jourdain@bull.net . Financial Dynamics : Florence de Montmarin / Tiphaine Bannelier, – Tel. : +33(0)1-47-03-68-10 – florence.demontmarin@fd.com / tiphaine.bannelier@fd.com .


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