Atos accelerates application lifecycle for the hybrid cloud
June 15, 2016
Alien4cloud™ - a major step towards digital transformation
Through its technology brand Bull, Atos launches alien4cloud™ – a software suite to accelerate its customers’ digital transformation. Alien4cloud fully automates the application lifecycle, from development to deployment and production both on premise and for all types of cloud. Alien4cloud allows customers to leverage the best infrastructure during all steps of the application lifecycle on an on-demand basis by abstracting the application from the infrastructure. Alien4cloud allows IT operations to be responsive to any business application team requirement with more IT agility and effectiveness.
With the transition to digital, companies need to continuously modernize their IT, develop innovation and rapidly shift to cloud-based models. Complete agility in any phase of the application lifecycle is paramount – from development to deployment and production in a mix of private, public and hybrid cloud environments. According to analysts 2 out of 3 enterprises will have over 50% applications in the cloud within three years.
Deployment in a few minutes instead of a few days
Alien4cloud, developed by Bull, is a unique, open and user-friendly software suite. Using DevOps practices, it provides development teams with a self-service portal to improve collaboration, to shorten the entire application lifecycle, and to optimize the ROI.
“Our ambition is to deploy a DevOps platform allowing the design and management of the entire application stack from end-to-end while enabling the full automation of the complete application lifecycle. In addition, we wanted full openness that can only be guaranteed by a TOSCA-compliant platform. We have decided to leverage alien4cloud which encompasses these two imperatives. We have chosen a partner with the expertise and resources to help us accelerate the time to market of our new applications and to increase our competitiveness”, states Vincent Hornain, Head of Cloud/Automation Program for Retail Banking at Société Générale.
Alien4cloud offers key advantages:
- Deployment in a few minutes instead of a few days without the need for expert support
- DevOps offers easy collaboration between development and deployment teams throughout the application lifecycle
- Flexibility to shift anytime to the best deployment location – public, private or hybrid without additional investment
- Migration from existing applications or the deployment of new application are handled in a non-disruptive way
- Leverages TOSCA – Topology and Orchestration Specification for Cloud Applications.
- Enterprise market place enablement through a continuous application provisioning
“This announcement is another step towards our ambition of supporting clients in their digital transformation. Alien4cloud helps IT departments to rationalize their IT assets and fosters competitiveness with a shorter application lifecycle in line with the evolving business needs. With alien4cloud, self-service business lines will no longer need to use uncontrolled Shadow IT”, states Jérôme Sandrini, Vice President, Head of Big Data Software & Services at Atos.
* Alien4cloud: Application LIfecycle ENablement 4 cloud
Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with pro forma annual revenue of circa EUR 12 billion and 100,000 employees in 72 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Cyber-security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defense, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media, Utilities, Public sector, Retail, Telecommunications, and Transportation. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, Unify and Worldline.
Bull is the Atos brand for its technology products and software, which are today distributed in over 50 countries worldwide. With a rich heritage of over 80 years of technological innovation, 2000 patents and a 700 strong R&D team supported by the Atos Scientific Community, it offers products and value-added software to assist clients in their digital transformation, specifically in the areas of Big Data and Cybersecurity. Bull is the European leader in HPC and its products include bullx, the energy-efficient supercomputer; bullion, one of the most powerful x86 servers in the world developed to meet the challenges of Big Data; Evidian, the software security solutions for identity and access management; Trustway, the hardware security module and Hoox, the ultra-secure smartphone. Bull is part of Atos. www.bull.com|Follow @Bull_com
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