Atos bolsters digital transformation offerings

Cloud computingAtos has announced the launch of alien4cloud, through its technology brand Bull, a software suite which it claims will accelerate customer digital transformation.

Alien4cloud automates the application lifecycle, from development to deployment and production both on premise and for all types of cloud, allowing customers to abstract applications from the infrastructure to increase efficiencies.

Building on the theme of continuous digital transformation, Atos is aiming to leverage one of the biggest pain points for the industry currently, cloud migration. The team claim two out of three companies will have 50% of the applications in the cloud within three years. The migration to the cloud can often be a complex, costly and time consuming process.

“This announcement is another step towards our ambition of supporting clients in their digital transformation,” said Jérôme Sandrini, Vice President, Head of Big Data Software & Services at Atos. “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.”

Atos claims by 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. Marketing for the product has focused around a number of areas including a reduction in deployment time, increased collaboration throughout the application lifecycle, flexibility to shift deployment location, leverages TOSCA and continuous application provisioning.