Roadmap

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

    • Container/Docker: Design containers based portable blueprints deployable on different Docker infrastructure with support of their specificities
      • Define a group of containers as a single unit deployment to ensure co-localization and common usage of resources
      • Post-matching with containers platform specific properties
      • Kubernetes support
        • DNS & Kubernetes Services support improvements
        • Integration with external registry for public network exposed services
      • AWS ECS support
      • Ease usage of docker image with the ability to reference an image from a public or a private repository
      • Display number of deployed containers and metrics on dashboards (Max & current)
    • Improve variables/inputs management across environments
    • TOSCA Catalog:
      • Upload an image for a substituted type
      • Access to the A4C forge: public and private blueprints
    • New policies engine:
      • Manage placement policies
        • Affinity - Anti-Affinity policies
        • Multi zones placement policies: Manage HA or topology performance by associating nodes to zones
      • Manage runtime policies
        • Auto-scaling integration
        • Auto-Healing
      • Supported containers platform policies
        • Kubernetes
        • Aws ECS
    • Workflows:
      • Improved worflows editor to support operations on relationships
      • Launch a custom workflow on a specific instance of a scaled node
      • Display deployment progress on the workflow view
    • Deployment:
      • Display deployments history at the application environment level
      • Retrieve a deployed topology (Blueprint, location, matching, variables,inputs)
    • Monitoring integration:
      • New monitoring tools/ Status feedback loop (For VMs, Containers, Containers scheduler)
      • Viewing metrics and detail cluster state information
    • Security:
      • Secrets management
        • Improve application password management (UI - API)
        • Out of the box Vault solution and support for custom vault integration
      • Generate security groups from A4C for AWS, Azure, OpenStack
      • Manage infrastructures resources security by environments type
    • User experience:
      • Streamlined process deployments
      • Improved Archives/Catalog screen

    Orchestrators certifications

    • Cloudify v4.0

    Infrastructure support

    • Improve integration capabilities with orchestrators and implementation artifacts support
    • Certification for following infrastructures/IaaS
      • Amazon Web Services
      • Microsoft Azure
      • VMWare VSphere
      • Openstack
      • Host-pool (physical machines)

    TOSCA conformance

    • Improve networks support to reach TOSCA spec 1.1
    • Support for alien 4 cloud 1.4 and 2.0 DSL

    Additional Premium features

    • v1.4 to v2.0 Migration tools


  • Core

    • TOSCA evolutions support
    • 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
    • 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.