Datum in Farnborough to Host Bull’s Cloud and HPC-on-demand

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bullIn the wake of the announcement that Bull will be acquired by Atos later this year, today Bull Information Systems announced a three-year deal with Datum to host Bull’s new cloud and HPC-on-demand platforms in Farnborough, UK.

The high performance computing (HPC) market continues to grow dynamically. According to IDC, the growth in the overall HPC market will continue upwards, reaching $14 billion by 2015. Yet, while prospects look positive, HPC has, until recently, remained a narrowly-focused market and through HPC-on –demand we are opening it up to organisations that have never previously been able to consider it. When we were looking to establish these new cloud and HPC-on-demand platforms in the UK, an exhaustive selection process led to the choice of Datum as our data centre partner.”

With this agreement, Bull will establish live production facilities in the South East of England. The Farnborough facility will be linked to Bull’s Barnsley and Hemel Hempstead Network Operations and Data Centers to complete Bull’s offering of state-of-the-art co-location and disaster recovery (DR) facilities.