Lenovo, the 1st Chinese IT player, and Bull announce a strategic Alliance on NovaScale® servers to target fast-developing server market opportunities in China.
The Lenovo-Bull Alliance will address key application segments such as Business Intelligence, Enterprise Resource Planning and secure Internet-based application servers, as well as High-Performance Computing (HPC).
Bull and Lenovo are launching today a five-year cooperation based on the following terms:
- Bull will provide Lenovo with NovaScale® 5000 and 6000 server series based on Intel® Itanium® 2 processors and its FAME (Flexible Architecture for Multiple Environments) technology,
- Lenovo will actively market these servers throughout China, for Enterprise Database and Business Intelligence applications, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Internet-based application servers and HPC.
- Lenovo will provide professional services and support services to its customers.
- Lenovo will also tailor these servers to specific local requirements, so as to fit the needs of Chinese customers and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs).
The partnership covers Bull NovaScale 5000 and 6000 series and may expand in the future to other Bull NovaScale series.
According to Gervais Pellissier, Managing Director of Bull: “Lenovo is one of the most respected high-technology companies which benefits from a worldwide recognition. We are delighted that Lenovo has become one of our first-tier technology partners and rely on its impressive market penetration to drive our performance in the booming Chinese market”. ”
“With Bull NovaScale® servers, Lenovo has all key assets in hand to transform this business Alliance into a great success story. These servers offer what the Chinese market demands in the first place: performance, manageability, robustness and cost-efficiency” said Mr Yang YuanQing, Lenovo President. He also added “Lenovo is now to provide a unique standard-based open solution to process the huge data amounts of the Chinese market”.
Bull is at the leading edge of computer makers investing in the Intel® Itanium® Processor Family (IPF). Using market-standard building blocks, the NovaScale® servers represent a technological breakthrough for high-end, mission-critical servers, delivering significant improvement in the price/performance ratio while delivering mainframe-class manageability, reliability and scalability using market-standard Operating Systems such as Microsoft ® Windows® Server 2003 and Linux®.
Slightly more than a year after their launch, Bull NovaScale servers have gained wide IT market recognition and won large customers.
Bull NovaScale servers have been certified for all major Operating Systems, such as Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (Enterprise Edition and Datacenter Edition) and Linux Red Hat Advanced Server 2.1 and 3.0, as well as for major business applications such as Microsoft SQL Server 2000 64-bit, Oracle 9i, 9iRAC and 10g, SAP, BEA WebLogic, and many others.
Lenovo is Number 1 IT player on the Chinese market
Lenovo has become in a few years a technology leader and a major local IT-manufacturer in China.
Lenovo now sets a focus on enterprise business computing with a particular focus on high-end server solutions.
Among Lenovo’s customers are the main Chinese telco operators and banks.
With the adoption of the NovaScale servers, Lenovo is targeting an extension of its market shares in these sectors, being now able to provide complete, global solutions to its customers, expanding its reach into the data center.
Bull designs and develops servers and software for an open environment, integrating the most advanced technologies. It brings to its customers its expertise and know-how to help them in the transformation of their information systems and to optimize their IT infrastructure and their applications.
Bull is particularly present in the public sector, banking, finance, telecommunication and industry sectors. Capitalizing on its wide experience, the Group has a thorough understanding of the business and specific processes of these sectors, thus enabling it to efficiently advise and to accompany its customers. Its distribution network spreads to over 100 countries world-wide.
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