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Orchestration / Provisioning Software

Orchestration automates the provisioning of servers, middleware (through SOA – service-oriented architecture), applications, and services in a computing environment.

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These include:

  • User Satisfaction Rankings
  • Business Value Scores
  • Vendor Capability Comparisons
  • Product Feature Evaluations

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These include:

  • Strategy and Innovation
  • Service Experience
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Product Impact
  • Negotiation and Contract

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Latest Research

Microsoft Self-Service Purchasing in Office 365
January 28, 2020

Microsoft has announced self-service purchasing, the ability for any O365 user to buy Power Platform products directly through their corporate O365 tenant. This raises numerous concerns with IT leaders and O365 administrators.

Author: Ted Walker (Info-Tech)

Will Ansible Push Chef and Puppet Out of the Configuration Management Market?
January 08, 2020

Ansible from RedHat has steadily gained market share since its introduction and has now surpassed its two main rivals (underscoring how quickly things change in DevOps). Will Ansible push Chef and Puppet out of the open-source configuration management tool market?

Author: Alex Ciraco (Info-Tech)

Ayehu Gives Helping Hand in Building Automation Workflows
October 24, 2019

Ayehu gives users a helping hand in building workflows. The firm’s strategy aligns with a trend in the automation market, in which vendors are competing over usability and ease of implementation.

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

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Foreman

Foreman

Foreman is a complete lifecycle management tool for physical and virtual servers. We give system administrators the power to easily automate repetitive tasks, quickly deploy applications, and proactively manage servers, on-premise or in the cloud.

8.9

Composite Score

9.3

CX Score

+95

Emotional Footprint

92%

Likeliness to Recommend

10

Reviews

Microsoft

Microsoft Azure Automation

Azure Automation delivers a cloud-based automation and configuration service that provides consistent management across your Azure and non-Azure environments. It consists of process automation, update management, and configuration features. Azure Automation provides complete control during deployment, operations, and decommissioning of workloads and resources.

8.6

Composite Score

8.6

CX Score

+89

Emotional Footprint

87%

Likeliness to Recommend

15

Reviews

PuppetLabs

Puppet Enterprise

Puppet Enterprise makes it easy to automate the provisioning, configuration and ongoing management of your machines and the software running on them. Make rapid, repeatable changes and automatically enforce the consistency of systems and devices – across physical and virtual machines, on premise or in the cloud.

8.0

Composite Score

8.0

CX Score

+75

Emotional Footprint

83%

Likeliness to Recommend

18

Reviews

CFEngine, Inc.

CFEngine

CFEngine is a configuration management and automation framework that lets you securely manage your mission critical IT infrastructure.

8.6

Composite Score

8.6

CX Score

+86

Emotional Footprint

86%

Likeliness to Recommend

7

Reviews

SaltStack

SaltStack Enterprise

SaltStack Enterprise is built on a cutting-edge automation and orchestration platform that allows IT professionals to manage and secure modern infrastructure to deliver business value at scale.

8.2

Composite Score

8.0

CX Score

+78

Emotional Footprint

88%

Likeliness to Recommend

8

Reviews

IBM

IBM Cloud Orchestrator

IBM® Cloud Orchestrator is a cloud management platform that automates provisioning of cloud services using policy-based tools. It enables you to configure, provision, deploy development environments, integrate service management—and add management, monitoring, back-up and security—in minutes. And do it again—in minutes—whenever you need. All from a single, self-service interface.

8.1

Composite Score

8.7

CX Score

+93

Emotional Footprint

84%

Likeliness to Recommend

5

Reviews

BMC

TrueSight Server Automation

TrueSight Server Automation allows you to quickly and securely provision, configure, patch, and maintain physical, virtual, and cloud servers.

--

Composite Score

6.9

CX Score

+62

Emotional Footprint

89%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Amazon.com

AWS Cloud​Formation

AWS CloudFormation provides a common language for you to describe and provision all the infrastructure resources in your cloud environment. CloudFormation allows you to use a simple text file to model and provision, in an automated and secure manner, all the resources needed for your applications across all regions and accounts. This file serves as the single source of truth for your cloud environment.

--

Composite Score

9.4

CX Score

+88

Emotional Footprint

94%

Likeliness to Recommend

2

Reviews

CloudFX

CloudSelect

The CloudSelect platform offers enterprises a simple, affordable, adaptable, secure, and modular approach to managing IT infrastructure and cloud services. It allows you to keep existing tools within a simple cost-effective and secure management framework.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Cisco Systems

Cisco CloudCenter

Use Cisco CloudCenter (formerly CliQr) to more securely deploy and manage applications in multiple data center, private cloud, and public cloud environments. This software solution helps you modernize and automate your data center or add public cloud application deployment to your service offering.

--

Composite Score

7.9

CX Score

+100

Emotional Footprint

100%

Likeliness to Recommend

1

Reviews

Flexiant

Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator

Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator is a mature, reliable and feature-rich software solution for cloud management.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Fugue, Inc

Fugue Cloud Desk

Build a Cloud Desk with Fugue. Create self-service provisioning for a custom cloud service catalog with Fugue as your orchestration engine.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Zymr, Inc

Zymr Cloud Computing

Extend the core of your applications by leveraging our ‘domain driven design’ approach to cloud solutions. We architect complex technology solutions that work harmoniously with our customer’s domains.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

XebiaLabs

Congruit Automation Tool

Congruit is a lightweight configuration management and automation tool. It is written in Go but works through Bash. It manages shell scripts you created for configure your Linux platforms. The configuration management tool that loves Bash!

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Veeam

Veeam Multi‑Cloud Enterprise

Veeam is the leader in Backup solutions that deliver Cloud Data Management. Veeam provides a single platform for modernizing backup, accelerating hybrid cloud and securing your data. With 365,000 + customers worldwide, including 81% of the Fortune 500 and 66% of the Global 2,000.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Quali

Quali CloudShell

Quali’s CloudShell is a self-service automation platform for cloud and DevOps that delivers on-demand IT infrastructure and application environments to your data center or on any cloud. CloudShell is designed with DevOps in mind, to help every team in your organization - from Dev and QA to Sales and Support - be more scalable and agile. Our unique "sandbox" based approach means environments are dedicated, policy-based, dynamically allocated, time-bound, isolated, and fully managed.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

OpenStack

OpenStack Heat

Heat is a service to orchestrate composite cloud applications using a declarative template format through an OpenStack-native REST API.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Ingram Micro Inc.

Ingram Micro Cloud Orchestrator

Ingram Micro Cloud Orchestrator enables you to simplify cloud initiatives for customers by automating and orchestrating the deployment and management of workloads in any private, public, hybrid or multi cloud environment.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Micro Focus US

Micro Focus Hybrid Cloud Management

Design, deliver and manage hybrid environments using any cloud, container or infrastructure. ontrol public cloud spending, offer cloud-agnostic services, orchestrate IT processes, accelerate DevOps practices with this enterprise-class cloud management solution deployable as a pre-integrated, containerized appliance.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Morpheus Data LLC

Morpheus DevOps Automation

Morpheus is a single platform that unifies the tools you already have and standardizes processes across multiple clouds with complete application lifecycle management - provisioning, backup, logging, monitoring, reporting, and access control.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

Kubernetes

Kubernetes (K8s)

Kubernetes is a portable, extensible open-source platform for managing containerized workloads and services, that facilitates both declarative configuration and automation. It has a large, rapidly growing ecosystem. Kubernetes services, support, and tools are widely available.

--

Composite Score

--

CX Score

--

Emotional Footprint

--

Likeliness to Recommend

0

Reviews

All Research

Microsoft Self-Service Purchasing in Office 365
January 28, 2020

Microsoft has announced self-service purchasing, the ability for any O365 user to buy Power Platform products directly through their corporate O365 tenant. This raises numerous concerns with IT leaders and O365 administrators.

Author: Ted Walker (Info-Tech)

Will Ansible Push Chef and Puppet Out of the Configuration Management Market?
January 08, 2020

Ansible from RedHat has steadily gained market share since its introduction and has now surpassed its two main rivals (underscoring how quickly things change in DevOps). Will Ansible push Chef and Puppet out of the open-source configuration management tool market?

Author: Alex Ciraco (Info-Tech)

Ayehu Gives Helping Hand in Building Automation Workflows
October 24, 2019

Ayehu gives users a helping hand in building workflows. The firm’s strategy aligns with a trend in the automation market, in which vendors are competing over usability and ease of implementation.

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

AWS CDK Breaks New Ground in Infrastructure as Code
September 17, 2019

AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) breaks new ground in infrastructure as code. Info-Tech expects infra-as-code tooling to continue to grow more sophisticated.

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

Puppet Rolls Out Remediate
August 22, 2019

Puppet has rolled out Remediate. This release aligns with the ongoing consolidation between IT Operations and IT Security.

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

Ayehu Bridges Gap Between IT Ops and Sec Ops
August 19, 2019

Ayehu is working to bridge the gap between IT Operations and Security Operations. We expect to see more vendor product offerings follow suit.

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

Puppet Bets on Continuing Complexity
July 22, 2019

Enterprise IT environments are complex – and Puppet thinks that’s not going to change anytime soon.

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

Puppet’s New CEO Tackles Turning Point
February 22, 2019

Puppet’s new CEO, Yvonne Wassenaar, will tackle a key turning point as the company continues to transition from start-up to full-fledged enterprise in a changing technology environment.

Author: Derek Shank (Info-Tech)

Veeam 2018 Earnings Show Strength of Cloud Backup Trend
February 15, 2019

Backup of cloud data (as opposed to backup of data to the cloud) is a major trend as more corporate workloads and data move there. Veeam’s 2018 earnings reflect this trend.

Author: John Sloan (Info-Tech)