Complex networking and computer environments, require automated control, management arrangement and coordination. This will ensure focusing on the business requirements and service provision rather than IT infrastructure management. IT Orchestration is generally the effect of computer environment deploying elements of control schemes. It is discussed in various contexts including Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), Virtualization/Converged Infrastructure, Cloud Computing/Dynamic Data Centres.
IT Orchestration is ultimately about aligning the business requirements with the information systems supporting business processes. It defines the policies and service levels through automated workflows and schemes to provide a consistent service to all business units. In that sense, IT Orchestration can be an automation and scalability either up or down, of supporting IT infrastructure according to a certain information system usage or resources, while maintaining consumption thresholds. When an information system demand for more resources is triggered, the automated tools within the IT Orchestration framework, will perform the necessary operations to enable it.
With Cloud Computing becoming more common worldwide, IT Orchestration in this context means all workflows and processes used to enable services for different domains using all necessary computer and communication network infrastructure in a flexible and scalable manner.
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