Mission Critical Platforms

Escala Power servers from Atos - Secure performance with reduced TCO

Quick and secure path to cloud deployment with Escala!

April 2016

Atos announces Bull Escala dramatic server memory upgrades (x2!) and user-centric improvements to PowerVC, Escala’s advanced virtualization management offer, built on OpenStack, further enhancing Bull Escala’s very cost-effective and efficient cloud enablement platform. So now, with the Escala Operating System, combined with AIX’s world-renowned hard-core security, cloud deployment is not only easy, it’s also worry-free.


Thanks to PowerVC’s “Cloud Edition” and its new portal interface, provisioning new AIX VMs is just a few clicks away, allowing users to easily create and deploy VMs as well as meter their resource consumption. In addition, PowerVM Novalink provides a direct OpenStack cloud management connection for compatible frameworks such as VMware vRealize. Thanks to this, AIX VMs can now be automated and deployed out of a VMware orchestration environment.


In addition, on the Bull Escala E5-800, the entry-level 4-socket server, Atos now offers new larger capacity memory, doubling its maximum memory capacity to 4 TB.  At the same time, Atos announces new 2-port Fibre Channel and new PCI RAID adapters, across most of the Escala range, providing cost-effective solutions for a better performance/price ratio for I/O and storage sub-system connections, bringing more performance throughout the infrastructure for speed-hungry cloud application requirements.

Atos is also proud to announce the PCI NVMe Flash for linux, just the thing for performance-sensitive linux applications.


With these new announcements it’s now easier than ever to implement a private or hybrid cloud based on Bull Escala mission-critical platforms.




Escala POWER-based servers are designed for business applications and data-intensive workloads such as database, big data, analytics and cloud, all at an affordable price.

We deliver unprecedented performance and flexibility, enabling you to consolidate AIX and Linux workloads in a virtualized environment while achieving lower total cost of ownership (TCO) with reduced footprint, power and software license costs.

Escala servers provide reliability, availability, serviceability and security characteristics that are crucial for business critical applications, setting new standards for uptime, with a “meantime between fatal crash” of over 50 years.

Atos offers three types of Escala servers to meet your needs:

  • Escala modular servers
    Suitable for the most demanding requirements. Escala Power8 modules can be stacked together, creating a single-system image with up to 192 cores, providing unprecedented flexibility and record-breaking performance.

  • Escala entry servers 
    Offer groundbreaking high-end features in an entry-level package. By taking advantage of the powerful Escala CPUs, the overall costs for Oracle, Jboss and many other ISV software licenses can be significantly reduced. AIX and Linux can also run side-by-side on the same server, further optimizing TCO.
  • Escala linux servers and Escala linux solutions
    Bring leading performance and TCO for the most challenging Linux workloads, offering the choice between the highly secure and proven PowerVM and the popular and widely used Open Source KVM hypervisor.


Atos added-value

Atos has created  innovative products for Oracle databases, and mission-critical environments:


  • Operational Live Migration (OLM) allows automated migration of Oracle databases from HP-UX, Solaris or AIX platforms to Escala/AIX without impacting application uptime

  • Operational Database Booster (ODB) takes advantage of ultra-fast storage to significantly improve Oracle database performance while protecting infrastructure investment.

  • Application Rollover Facility (ARF) is a secure, high-availability, disaster recovery solution for Escala platforms, providing optimal availability for business critical applications, in an ergonomic and economic package.

For more information download one of the factsheets above or contact us directly.

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