French IT firm Atos’ quantum computing emulator may soon be accessed via cloud services provider OVHcloud, the companies said in a joint statement announcing their collaboration.

Atos’ quantum emulator, which replicates a quantum environment, will be made available “as a service” via OVHcloud, allowing the technology to be readily accessed by research labs, universities, start-ups and companies, the firms said.

Quantum computing is a developing technology which uses the principles of quantum mechanics to solve complex problems.

“Thanks to OVHcloud, we can … democratize and share our quantum emulation technologies more widely to prepare for the future,” said Emmanuel LeRoux, Atos’ senior vice president.