How is Cloud Automation different from Cloud Orchestration?

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How is Cloud Automation different from Cloud Orchestration?
How is Cloud Automation different from Cloud Orchestration?
February 20, 2019

Cloud Orchestration

Cloud has the unique ability to automate business processes and give a specific output. This process involves following a set sequence of commands that produce a particular result. When this progression of automated processes is managed with interconnections and interactions among cloud units, the resultant system is called Cloud Orchestration.

Cloud orchestration involves handling of enormous amounts of data and coordinated process across complex ecosystems. Enterprises who consult us on automating processes within their organization often confuse Cloud automation with Cloud Orchestration. With our expertise in both the aspects of Cloud computing, Core Technologies Services, Inc. believes that the future of Cloud automation is Cloud orchestration and though both are used interchangeably today, they have a distinct meaning.

Difference between Cloud automation and Cloud Orchestration

Primarily, Cloud Orchestration stands distinctly different from automation based on following factors:

Tasks: In Cloud automation, only a single task is involved while Cloud orchestration involves combining multiple tasks into a complete workflow.

Performance: Automation follows a secure and definite sequence of guidelines, protocols, permissions, etc. while orchestration performs at a higher capacity and looks after numerous automated tasks to realize the goals of an enterprise.

Coding Error: Automation involves coding so each process can be subjected to human errors. This causes hindrances in the workflow and incurs downtime. Orchestration uses correct automated tasks as the building blocks instead of redundant coding. Thus, optimization of coding for each automated task is achieved by reusing the tasks to get the overall management of a work process.

By identifying automated tasks within a process to ensure their reusability across operations by removing repetitive steps that cause redundancy, orchestration creates templates that meet developer requirements and lowers the cost of IT infrastructure and additional allied resources. It also avoids any variance between the developer team’s approach and system thus reducing errors.

In simplified terms, CoreIT states automation as codifying of tasks while orchestration codifies entire processes that use automated tasks as its foundation. Enterprises looking for expert counsel in both these aspects are welcome to approach us and to get an insight into the collaboration of development and operations in a cost-effective manner.