November 09, 2010 13:28 ET

Bull Launches the Vision Services to Give Managers an Accurate View of the Key Elements of Their Infrastructure

Bull Vision Uses APTARE StorageConsole for Managed Services to Monitor Customers' Complete Storage Environment, Improving Utilization While Reducing Costs

PARIS and CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - November 9, 2010) - Bull and Enterprise storage resource management (SRM) leader, APTARE Inc. announced today that Bull has chosen APTARE StorageConsole for Managed Services to power its new Bull Vision services.

The new service-oriented IT is changing the way to manage IT infrastructure. IT managers need to have visibility into their environment. This means understanding what they are using, how they are using it, and anticipating capacity requirements for the next 6, 12 and 24 months. Bull Vision offers a vendor-independent perspective and transparency throughout the data center and more control over the costs, risks and service levels. Bull Vision is a core service offering of the recently announced Bull Advisory Services.

IT administrators can immediately see the overall usage of their IT systems, how to save resources by maximizing the efficiency of the environment and how to accurately forecast future demand. The Bull Vision services offer key data, graphs and analysis into any risks in the environment. It keeps customers on top of every potential situation and protects their mission critical data to ensure legal and regulatory compliance. IT managers can quickly identify areas hindering the performance of their assets and take corrective action and instil better processes for managing the IT environment.

Bull Vision is a reporting, analytics and monitoring service that includes a dedicated Technical Account Manager, periodic infrastructure health-checks and periodic expert recommendations provided by Bull Advisory consultants.

"Bull Vision promises direct operational benefits that contribute to our customers' bottom lines," said Bertrand Ratouis, Marketing Director in Bull's Infrastructure Support and Services division. "By identifying unused storage, delivering fast, accurate backup reports and identifying storage issues, our customers can reduce storage acquisition costs, more efficiently manage existing resources, ensure data is continuously protected and ensure compliance reporting."

Bull Vision is powered by APTARE's award-winning StorageConsole 8, a web 2.0 based storage management reporting, monitoring, and alerting tool that provides storage administrators with a centralized, 360-degree view of their storage infrastructure and assets, and provides in-depth analysis and reporting on their backup and recovery environments. Its patented architecture enables managed service providers to easily offer the service and manage an unlimited number of multi-tenancy customers worldwide.

"APTARE is extremely pleased to partner with Bull. Our award-winning APTARE StorageConsole for Managed Services provides an ideal platform for delivering storage management and backup reporting as a high-value subscription service," said Richard Clark, president and CEO of APTARE. "Our unique agentless software and web-based dashboards work with every major storage systems vendor. It's the perfect foundation for Bull Vision to offer storage management service that quickly pays for itself in reduced storage and reporting costs."

About Bull, Architect of an Open World  
Bull is an Information Technology company, dedicated to helping Corporations and Public Sector organizations optimize the architecture, operations and the financial return of their Information Systems and their mission-critical related businesses.

Bull focuses on open and secure systems, and as such is the only European-based company offering expertise in all the key elements of the IT value chain.

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About APTARE, Inc.
Headquartered in Campbell, California, APTARE, Inc. is a provider of enterprise storage reporting, monitoring and alerting solutions that increase the efficiency of enterprise storage environments and reduce costs. APTARE StorageConsole®, the company's software platform, is an agentless Web 2.0-based solution that gives IT administrators and executives a centralized view of their storage environment through out-of-the-box dashboards. Using APTARE StorageConsole products, companies like Novell, Calamos Investments, Eprod and York University increase management effectiveness, maximize storage utilization and reduce costs. The software is sold direct, through resellers and cloud storage providers. For more information, please visit

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