As technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace, businesses of every size are continuously seeking ways to streamline their operations and improve efficiency. Two popular methods as of late are IT orchestration and IT automation. While these terms may be used interchangeably, they differ greatly and each offers their own unique advantages—and depending on your situation, a few limitations

While IT orchestration and automation are not the same, they are very closely related. In order to understand what each brings to the table, you need to firmly grasp the concepts on a very basic level. 

The High-Level Overview

Here’s the breakdown in a nutshell:

  • Automation is the process of establishing a repeatable task to run on its own.
  • Orchestration is an interconnected series of repeatable tasks or actions.

Each of these solutions is much more significant than a single sentence (or a few paragraphs), but it’s important to understand the high level before digging into the fine details. 

In this free infographic, that’s exactly what we’re going to do. We’ll uncover which option is best for any given situation, so you can achieve benefits like:

  • Reduced human error
  • Improved security
  • Increased agility
  • Reduced sprawl
  • AND improved productivity

You’ll leave with a better understanding of how each process is meant to work, and how you can take advantage of what they offer. We’ll also share where we believe the IT solutions market is heading in the future. 

Final Thoughts

So yes, while IT orchestration and IT automation are similar, deciding which is the best option depends on your own situation. 

One thing we can all agree on is that addressing today’s IT infrastructure challenges with yesterday’s solutions is no longer an option. It’s time to discover what these powerful tools can do for your business—sooner than later. Start implementing powerful IT orchestration with Pliant’s solution today.