Cloud orchestration allows you to deploy applications and infrastructure using a simple template that describes the required infrastructure and software configuration. The orchestration service manages the life-cycle of application stacks on your behalf. When a template is modified, the service orchestrates the required changes to the infrastructure in the appropriate order. Templates can be managed like code and stored in your preferred version control system.
The orchestration service can be integrated to configuration management systems to provision and manage software. It can run Ansible, Puppet or Chef in standalone mode, or be used to present compute instances back to the Puppet/Chef master for software configuration.
There are no additional charges for the use of the cloud orchestration service. You will only pay for the resources consumed by your running application stacks (such as compute, network and storage).
Supported features include:
- Create, manage and delete application stacks.
- Validate stack templates.
- Show list of resources belonging to a stack.
- Show list of events associated with a stack.
More information on how to use the cloud orchestration service can be found on http://docs.catalystcloud.io/cloud-orchestration.html.