Bull Information Systems has introduced a bespoke service to help companies build a virtual machine infrastructure in their datacentres. The firm claimed that it can achieve up to a tenfold reduction in the cost and time needed to implement a solution.
Available immediately, myVMBox is a custom solution for each client according to its requirements, using the company's NovaScale servers, Storeway storage and VMware's virtualisation platform. Bull became a worldwide Enterprise VMware Authorised Consultant in 2008.
Bull said that its virtualisation centre of expertise evaluates the customer requirements, applying system scoping and best practice when building each myVMBox configuration.
The hardware required is then completely pre-integrated before leaving the factory, cutting the time and cost required to deploy this kind of infrastructure by a factor of 10, according to Bull.
Installation, parameter setting and optimisation of the solution are all tailored for each customer and carried out by engineers from Bull Services. Customers are supplied with an administration platform comprising VMware's vCentre and Bull System Manager.
In a separate announcement, Bull said that it has expanded its NovaScale server line-up with models running Intel's new Nehalem-based Xeon 5500 processors.
The new models include the NovaScale R422E2 1U rack-mount server, BL265LV blade server and the R460E2 servers, the latter described as bring optimised for virtualisation with six PCI slots, three LAN slots and a large memory capacity.
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