What is Cloud Orchestration?

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Cloud computing is a mainstay for businesses today with organizations often using a combination of public, private, and hybrid cloud solutions. Cloud orchestration refers to the process of managing multiple cloud environments in one organization so as to drive efficiencies in workloads, resource planning, remote server deployment, and storage capacity utilization.

The cloud orchestration definition refers to an automated process that aims to manage multiple workloads across several cloud solutions. The goal of seamless cloud orchestration is to bring together all cloud environments and manage them in one workflow. 


What is cloud orchestration

Cloud orchestration assists in improved agility, lower costs, and stringent workflows. However, if done in an ad hoc manner it can actually be a net burden on the organization as many processes might be replicated resulting in lower operational agility. 

Cloud orchestrators help coordinate and organize complicated systems, services, and middleware and greatly reduce the potential for errors. They’re of relevance for DevOps personnel who seek to escalate the delivery of services without investing more resources. 

Orchestration software can also assist in improved security, simplified communications, better project management, and efficient automation scripts. 

Examples of cloud orchestration software are:

  • Amazon Web Services Cloud Orchestration
  • CloudFX
  • Fugue
  • IBM Cloud Orchestrator
  • Microsoft Azure Automation
  • Microsoft Cycle Computing
  • Morpheus
  • OpenStack Heat orchestration engine
  • Saltstack
  • Zymr
  • vRealize Suite

Organizations utilizing orchestration software can efficiently enable the delivery of cloud infrastructure as well as have greater insights into planning, management, costing, and service pricing.