Amadeus’ technology is pervasive throughout the travel industry. Everyone from airlines to hoteliers and car rental firms relies on its platform to help customers make bookings and ensure they enjoy a stress-free travel experience.
In the 30 or so years that Amadeus has been operating, the infrastructure underpinning its offerings has undergone a series of modernizations, which in the past have seen it move to decommission its mainframes and embrace open systems.
The company has also become renowned for operating one of Europe’s largest private cloud deployments and is now in the middle of a multi-year migration of its technology platform to the public cloud.
In February 2021, Amadeus named Microsoft as its preferred cloud partner and set out details of how their partnership would accelerate the firm’s public cloud migration, which it claims is on course for completion in three to five years.
There is also scope within the partnership for the two firms to collaborate and bring to market jointly developed, cloud-based products and services that will enable “seamless travel experiences”, with particular emphasis initially on allowing closer collaboration between travel and health authorities.