What is Orchestration
Orchestration is the automated configuration, coordination, and management of computer systems and software. Automation and orchestration are different, but related concepts. Automation helps make the business more efficient by reducing or replacing human interaction with IT systems and instead using software to perform tasks in order to reduce cost, complexity, and errors.
In IT – we have so many challenges and complex deployments. There are some tools that can be orchestrated IT processes simply and ensure that all tasks happen in the proper order.
Cloud orchestration can be used to provision or deploy servers, assign storage capacity, create virtual machines, and manage networking, among other tasks. There are many different orchestration tools that can help you with cloud orchestration.
Numerous vendors have emerged to compete in the application orchestration space for cloud, including Red Hat with CloudForms, Gigaspaces with Clodify, Kubernetes and the free Ansible software platform.
Some of these tools like CloudForms tend to focus more on infrastructure orchestration, while other orchestration solutions like Kubernetes and Puppet Enterprise focus on application orchestration and, specifically in many cases, container application orchestration.