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Bull and VirtualSharp Software Take Recovery Assurance Partnership to the Next Level

Bull Implements VirtualSharp's ReliableDR Internally

MCLEAN, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/12/12 -- VirtualSharp Software, the leading provider of next generation automated Disaster Recovery solutions for private and public clouds, and Bull, the specialist in open, secure systems, today announced the extension of a successful Recovery Assurance partnership.

"Following the success of our first integration project with VirtualSharp, the benefits of adopting its Recovery Assurance technology internally were clear," said Paul Briddock, head of internal systems at Bull. "We want to be recognized as the gold standard of private cloud governance, and working with VirtualSharp allows us to fulfill a critical requirement of cloud service level management."

Bull has implemented VirtualSharp Software's ReliableDR in its internal data centers because of the solution's ease of deployment and its ability to 'failover' to certified recovery points. Using these attributes allows Bull to guarantee service level agreements at the application level. ReliableDR is protecting key internal systems such as purchasing, payroll, sales ordering, email, support, workflow and asset management, which are based on applications such as Business Objects, MS SQL, Oracle and web services.

As an existing VirtualSharp Software partner, Bull has already integrated VirtualSharp's ReliableDR into its managed service portfolio as a Recovery-as-a-Service (RaaS) solution and successfully deployed it at customer sites throughout Europe.

"Bull is an international partner with a comprehensive offering for assessing, designing, implementing and supporting IT infrastructures," said Michael Hillewaert, VP of International Sales at VirtualSharp Software. "It's great to see the benefits Bull and its customers are achieving with our Recovery Assurance software."

About Bull
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. For more information, visit: http://www.bull.co.uk or follow on Twitter @Bull_UK.

About VirtualSharp Software
VirtualSharp Software was founded in 2010 to address the new Disaster Recovery needs for the cloud era and was recently named a Cool Vendor in Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery Management by Gartner. VirtualSharp, an elite-level VMware Technology Alliance Partner, develops next generation Disaster Recovery software for private and public clouds that continuously and automatically certifies the recoverability of services running in the cloud. VirtualSharp's software enables unparalleled levels of resiliency for virtual IT infrastructures and full alignment between IT Disaster Recovery and Corporate Business Continuity Planning. For more information, visit: http://www.virtualsharp.com or follow on Twitter @VirtualSharp.

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Chris Harris/Tom Webb
The Whiteoaks Consultancy for Bull
Phone: +44 (0) 1252 727313
Email: chrish@whiteoaks.co.uk

Amber Rowland
The Rowland Agency for VirtualSharp Software
amber@therowlandagency.com
+1-650-814-4560

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