The next step in the evolution of orchestration

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Evolution of orchestrationCloud orchestration and automation across multiple technologies, platforms and service provider environments have become complex processes with a wide range of challenges.

According to IDC’s “FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2017 Predictions,” more than 60 percent of enterprise IT organizations building hybrid clouds will purchase new or updated workload-centric cloud management solutions by the end of this year.

The orchestration and automation market has evolved from mere task automation, which was performed via simple virtualization management, to process and workflow automation, which is the done through orchestrators. The creation of virtual machines (VMs) which are not application ready is creating another need: workload automation.

Beyond this, there are additional challenges. Even with an orchestrator in place, organizations have a need to integrate with service management tiers. There have been lot of piecemeal solutions, but now organizations need an end-to-end, holistic orchestration and automation solution which can:

  • Help automate delivery of infrastructure, application, and custom IT services
  • Support direct integration of service management capabilities
  • Deploy application workloads across on-premises and off-premises environments
  • Provide policy-based governance and logical application modeling to help ensure that multivendor, multi-cloud services are delivered at the right size and service level for each task performed
  • Include both build/deployment (day zero and day one) and delivery/support (day two) orchestration and automation services
  • Enables intelligent orchestration and smart automation with cognitive functions

With the launch of IBM Cloud Deployment Services (ICDS), a next-generation IBM Cloud orchestration and automation solution for building private and hybrid clouds, delivered as a service, that end-to-end option is finally available. It has inbuilt classic to cognitive patterns, which are IBM-designed, reusable and intelligent pieces of software providing a layered approach to cloud orchestration and automation.

ICDS helps customers in expediting their hybrid journey in a digital world.

Learn more about IBM Cloud Deployment Services.

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Jitendra Nehra

ICDS can reduce the build time of IT Infra from months to days!

Including this offering as part of the deals will enable to showcase the IBM On-Demand/Cognitive capabilities with blueprints etc…

Lets enable our customers in the journey of Programmable Infrastructure.


Shivaramamkrishnan G

Very very true and a necessary thing! Have been through the exercise of setting up orchestration on private clouds and then meeting the hybridization challenge ! Lot of thought process needs to be put on design of this … If such a service is available out of box as a service it shud be a breather for enterprises which needs to be on the go from day 1 …finally the hybrid part of it … In the application oriented deployments, the cloud is beyond IaaS and PaaS… Not to undermine that they are not required …but as a service world demands more complex IaaS and PaaS hidden behind simplicity that an enterprise need ..in a single sentence “simplicity masking complexity of underlying layers and service tiers” … (Especially with environments that have Cloud layers that include stuff like Kube, Openstack, custom API integrations… Where the juju Maas and conjure spells haunt the infra / application layers)


Dr. Kumar Saurabh

Certainly Rishi!! Next wave is for hybrid orchestration only.

Once again thought leadership & provoking work and one more feather in your intellectual cap. Disruptive technologies are accelerating rate of change forcing enterprises to rethink the way their business operates. In any enterprise-wide change initiative, it’s essential to focus on improving the efficiency of their operations while adapting to marketplace and technology shifts. Hybrid thinking and orchestration is next radical step towards digital transformation and evolution.
Waiting for your next intellectual shower. I am stay tuned. Bless us with more article like this……

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