Let’s talk about Cisco Process Orchestrator. We recently released version 3.0 — and there are a lot of exciting features that have been introduced with this new release of our IT Process Automation (ITPA) / Run Book Automation (RBA) software.
Cisco Process Orchestrator is the foundational engine on which Cisco has built a number of data center-, application-, and network-focused automation solutions. These include our cloud management solution (Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud), which embeds this orchestration engine for cloud service automation and helps organizations deploy private, public, or hybrid clouds; an SAP-focused solution resold by SAP (SAP IT Process Automation by Cisco), which lowers TCO of your SAP applications and databases by integrating events and alert management data with incident response information; and a network troubleshooting and triage solution, which helps customers manage repetitive tasks and aids remediation of common issues with network operations.
In this post, I’m going to feature a few of the major highlights of the new version 3.0 release:
- A new service-oriented methodology for service encapsulation: design workflows that match to the service ordered by the business units
- Flexible automation packs and solution accelerators: build, version, re-purpose content to drive solutions
- Service automation integrated with Cisco Prime Service Catalog: optimizing the end-to-end service delivery process
Building ITPA and RBA workflows has never been easier. With Cisco Process Orchestrator‘s service-oriented orchestration you can move away from traditional static, script-based run-book automation and IT process-level automation. We have built a modeling platform where automation aligns with the highest-level services and allows you to model IT service the way that a high-level service is delivered.
A shift from static workflow design to dynamic, service-oriented design
In this “top down” approach, designing the services and their desired state is the initial step in automation design. The next step is defining the process actions for these services and then implementing the specific process workflows that traverse traditional IT boundaries to act on and automate the necessary elements to deliver the service.
Tags: Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud, Cisco Network Operations Automation Service, Cisco Unified Management, cloud, Cloud Management, data center, intelligent automation, network automation, process automation, run book automation, SAP IT Process Automation, Service Orchestration, unified management