The following represents current view of Alien4Cloud development team of its product development cycle and future directions. It is intended for information purposes only, and should not be interpreted as a commitment, though we do our best to reach the dates and features set mentioned below.

Premium features, support and certifications are available under a subscription, delivered by FastConnect, a Bull, Atos technologies subsidiary. Contact us for more details.

We deliver major releases every 4 month. Please note that we also deliver intermediate sprint releases in Alien4Cloud GitHub repo, every 3 weeks, in order to get feedback on features while still in development.

  • Core

    • Manage topologies versions: ability to have several topologies for a specific Application version. Allows to adapt for a same application version to different deployment architectures (HA, LB, security, …) per environment.
    • Fine grained access rights on locations and resources within a location
    • Services management
      • Declare already provisioned resource as a service accessible by Alien4Cloud application resources
      • Expose a deployed application as a service
    • Advanced post-deployment updates, upgrades & sync
    • Security improvements on runtime within Cloudify 4.0 – Premium
    • End to end HA support improvement when leveraging Cloudify runtime orchestrator
    • Dev/Ops/User experience improvements
      • ease Types and Topologies development and tests
      • leverage Docker to improve instanciation time when developing/testing
      • improve logs screens usability
      • Jenkins plug-in, bringing Continuous Delivery to Jenkins users

    Orchestrators certifications

    • Cloudify v4.0

    Infrastructure support

    • Ansible plug-in improvements for more native support

    • Docker
      • On-demand hybrid deployment through Cloudify integration & user defined matching
    • Certification for following infrastructures/IaaS
      • Amazon Web Services
      • Microsoft Azure
      • VMWare VSphere
      • Openstack
      • Host-pool (physical machines)

    TOSCA conformance

    • Small enhancements to improve TOSCA 1.0 YML conformance
    • Support for alien 4 cloud 1.2 and 1.3 DSL

    Additional Premium features

    • v1.3 to v1.4 Migration tools
  • Core

    • TOSCA evolutions support
    • Simple profile in YAML v1.0
    • Enhanced extensibility & pluggability
    • Quotas management
    • Multi locations 24x7 app-centric placement & runtime policies
    • Blueprints Developer experience improvements

    More orchestrators, infrastructures & artefacts coverage

    • Google Cloud
    • Docker swarm
    • Cloud Foundry integration
    • OpenShift integration
    • Docker schedulers integration improvements

    Additional Premium features

    • NFV/SDN capabilities
    • Application Lifecycle Management features & Promotion workflow
    • Improved application password management
    • Analytics and governance dashboards
    • Simplified Self Service
    • Chargeback & billing platforms integration
    • Cloud brokering
If you want to propose other features and/or if you are willing to contribute, please contact us.