Q: What is orchestration in cloud computing?

A: Orchestration in cloud computing is the process of configuring the provisioning of infrastructure to include security, permissions, and domain specific settings so that the final orchestrated elements are ready to use. The orchestration steps typically evolve with changing environments and are then set up to be automated.

Cloud management software solutions provide orchestration features that can connect to different orchestration elements such as configuration management tools such as Chef, Puppet, or Ansible. The more integration and extensibility of the platform, the greater the value. Orchestrated solutions can be configured as self-service resources to provide a faster time to value than having central IT manually orchestrate the configuration steps after getting individual requests.

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