Category Archives: Orchestration

Network Orchestration

Orchestration in network computing is the automated arrangement, coordination, and management of computer systems, middleware, and services.

Network Orchestration, also known as Software-defined networking (SDN) Orchestration is the process of automatically programming the behavior of the network, so that the network smoothly coordinates with the hardware and the software elements to further support applications and services.

The main idea behind Network Service Orchestration is to separate the network services from the network components, however automatically configuring the network as per the service specifications provided.

How does SDN Orchestration works
Orchestration platforms can include several types of Open source software, which are built using common APIs that could tie into standard networking technologies. Some of the companies which develop and supply SDN orchestration tools are Big Switch, CENX, Cyan, Overture Networks and Anuta Networks and much more.

SDN Orchestration involves coordinating software with an SDN Controller, which in turn is built using Open Source technology like OpenDaylight. The controller can also be programmed to make automatic decisions regarding the network in the case of network congestion, security problems, and faulty devices. Service Orchestration uses several network protocols including, OpenFlow and IP based networking.

In the future, Network Orchestration system will provide an important link between several ranges of technologies which would enable cloud-based network and communication services. Hence, it is expected that they will provide the support and automation technology which would eventually bridge the gap between telecom systems, OSS systems, data centers and customers interested in buying cloud based technology and other network services.

Moreover, in order to further optimize the cloud services and improve network tuning so that perfect orchestration provides a better coordination between devices, provides a sustainable solution such as Network Performance Optimization and Anycast.