What Does Cloud Orchestration Mean?
Cloud orchestration is the automation of service deployment and integration in a cloud computing environment.
More specifically, it is the automated arrangement, coordination, and management of complex computer systems, middleware, and services—all of which helps to accelerate the delivery of IT services while reducing costs. It is used to manage cloud infrastructure, which supplies and assigns required cloud resources to the customer like the creation of VMs, allocation of storage capacity, management of network resources, and granting access to cloud software. By using the appropriate orchestration mechanisms, users can deploy and start using services on servers or on any cloud platforms.
There are three aspects to cloud orchestration:
- Resource orchestration, where resources are allocated
- Workload orchestration, where workloads are shared between the resources
- Service orchestration, where services are deployed on servers or cloud environments
Where cloud automation typically handles a single task, cloud orchestration helps to automate collections of tasks and generally streamline business processes.