Back in July it was rumored that HP was to acquire Bull, it’s fall now and the rumors are no longer in bloom. With the French government bailing out Bull in 2004 it appears that Bull is on the mend, their recent acquisition of Serviware, Bull is in a healthy state and is investing significantly HPC market.
With this acquisition, Bull will provide Serviware with the resources it needs to enhance its own technological and commercial development. Serviware – responsible for a large number of integration projects in HP, IBM and SUN environments – will also gain access to Bull’s offerings and expertise in very large-scale IT architectures. The company will maintain its independence operationally, as well as its own management team and organization structure – while at the same time benefiting from the Bull Group’s financial and industrial size and scope.
“This acquisition marks a new phase in the growth of Bull’s HPC business activities, and will help expand our presence in industry more quickly,” confirms Philippe Miltin, Vice President, Bull Products and Systems. “It will bring together the combined skills and expertise of Bull and Serviware, and result in the creation of a top-class center of excellence.”