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Security vulnerabilities are always considered the highest priority at Orchestral. This page documents known security vulnerabilities with iBiioST2 and its associated applications.
Why Orchestral.ai?
Large organizations on their digital transformation journey are looking for a workflow automation solution that can support their three “P’s”; people, processes and products. Orchestral simplifies the challenge of complexity by utilizing cross-domain orchestration to automate the functional areas required to have an efficient infrastructure to support your business objectives.
What is Orchestral.ai?
Orchestral.ai, the company, is the provider of the Symphony Platform, which includes our two products Composer and Maestro. Orchestral.ai was formed with the goal of providing a solution for the complex task of improving business agility through automated business process operations.
When do I deploy Orchestral.ai?
Symphony can be deployed whenever there is an IT department that is amid their digital transformation journey. Whether it be manual handoffs or stove piped workflows that are taking weeks to finish, Orchestral can help automate your IT infrastructure paving a path for your more efficient and agile business.
How do I use Orchestral.ai?
Symphony is composed of two symbiotic products: Composer and Maestro. Composer is an if-this-then-that sensor and rule based workflow engine that has over 450 unique integrations allowing users to interact with a magnitude of different tool chains in any given use case. Maestro provides the AIOps platform that sits on top of Composer, utilizing the data collected from all of the workflows, providing predictive and analytical insights into opportunities for efficiency gains and cost savings in infrastrcuture operations.
How do I deploy Orchestral.ai?
The typical best practice approach is to deploy Composer in a High Availability (HA) manner. This would involve 2 Linux VM’s of Ubuntu 18 or Centos 8, clustered together to ease the process of HA deployment. This would be followed by integrating Composer with the existing infrastructure via packs and begin utilizing the workflow orchestrator to begin automation.
Does iBiioST2 provide event driven automation capabilities?
A key feature of Composer is its ability to deploy sensors for every automation pack and every corresponding component in the infrastructure. These sensors in turn trigger (or activate) multiple different actions within the Composer platform. These could be one small action or hundreds of workflows strung together. Composer also integrates with a wide variety of end points from business processes to network analytics to trigger actions and workflows.
What is the difference between StackStorm and Orchestral.ai?
StackStorm provides hundreds of open source packs that form the underlying foundational platform for the Composer product from Orchestral.ai. Composer provides Enterprise-grade efficiency improvments as well as enhancements that include enhanced RBAC capabilities, support for multitenancy and the ability to roll back complex workflows in the event of task failure. This is in addition to several other improvements to the UI/UX, including a Zero-TouchSupport TM pack.
What are the most popular packs used in composite workflows via iBiioST2?
The most popular Composer packs of fall under 5 categories spanning the data center to business infrastructure automation:

1. ChatOps packs supporting Slack, Teams, and PagerDuty.

2. Infrastructure target systems supporting the cloud orchestration such as AWS, Azure, and GCP. Virtualization orchestration such as VMware, Nutanix, and OpenStack. Server, storage and network automation such as Dell, EMC, and Cisco.

3. Datacenter Security packs supporting Palo Alto, Checkpoint and Fortinet.

4. IT Service Management (ITSM) packs supporting ServiceNow, Elasticsearch, Splunk.

5. SDLC packs supporting CICD, Github and Jenkins.
Does Orchestral provide professional services & training?
Yes, our Professional Services team offers a plethora of options including building customer workflows, as well as custom training for Composer and training for the open source StackStorm tool. Our goal is to assist the client infrastructure teams to take over the workflow development process as they come up to speed. The learning curve is short due to the intuitive nature of our UI.
How scalable is iBiioST2?
The Composer architecture is based on microservices. Because of this, the Composer platform is horizontally scalable within the platform. This scalability can be done without reconfiguring or reinstalling the platform.
What is the user interface for iBiioST2?
Composer utilizes Apache Web Server with a web user interface, along with a user friendly focused Workflow Design. The Workflow Designer allows you to easily create, drag & drop and modify existing workflows. Orchestral.ai continues to invest heavily in making the user experience as intuitive and efficient as possible.
Can you explain how you price your solution?
Orchestral.ai has two pricing models, the first is for our premier offering including the Composer platform and the premier packs we provide. The second is for enterprise level support of the open source packs.
What are the differences between the Standalone & HA versions?
The Standalone version is a single instance of the solution. While the High Availability Deployment Version (HA) has multiple instances so that if one fails another will pick up and continue to run with no down time.
How many concurrent workflows can a single instance of iBiioST2 support?
That depends on the complexity of the workflow requirements. Composer can support 1000's of simultaneous workflows. Composer's workflows execute very quickly, most ofen in a matter of seconds. Typically, latency is introduced when various infrastructure elements take time to respond and therefore the workflow must then wait for the infrastructure elements to complete their responses.
Can we see a demo of your product?
Absolutely! The most effective demos are based on real-world use cases in your environment. There are many use cases we can show such as infrastructure provisioning and deprovisioning, event notification and auto remediation, automated patch management, and dozens more. If you have 10-15 minutes, we can show you a quick, high level demonstration of our capabilities. For a more complex demo around your specific use case(s), please contact our Client Development Team via info@orchestral.ai.

Getting Started

Orchestral's solutions are available as free 30-day Proof of Value evaluations. To get started, just click the "FREE TRIAL" button at the top of this page and complete the Trial Request Form. If you'd like to see a demo first, just click the "Book a Demo" button below to book a date/time that works best for you. Otherwise, you can get started by emailing us at info@orchestral.ai.

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About Orchestral.ai
Orchestral.ai is pioneering the advent of "Autonomous Infrastructure" where artificial intelligence, IT orchestration and workflow automation come together for infrastructure & operations (I&O) teams to achieve their organizations' digital aspirations. Founded by a team of highly experienced tech-industry professionals, Orchestral.ai is delivering its Symphony Autonomous Infrastructure platform to Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies.
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