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Announcing AHEADStart for Orchestration – vRealize Orchestrator Edition

IT organizations are increasingly adopting automated processes to meet the demands from the business and deliver services quickly. The orchestration layer is the glue that holds the cloud-based or traditional IT infrastructure together, helping to automate, orchestrate, and eliminate manual process error.

AHEADStart for Orchestration vRealize Orchestrator Edition, AHEAD’s newest service offering, allows for the rapid deployment of VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) to standardize tasks and processes in order to improve efficiency, reduce delivery time, and enhance the quality of services.

“AHEAD deployed vRealize Orchestrator and automated our base Windows server build, reducing the time-to-delivery to less than 10 minutes. We can now hand servers over to our application team more quickly for environment refreshes,” says an AHEAD client, associate director at a software analytics company.


With the AHEADStart for Orchestration – vRealize Orchestrator Edition, AHEAD will help you to accelerate the adoption of vRO. You’ll be enabled to:

    • Standardize problematic or time-consuming tasks
    • Eliminate error that comes with manual processes
  • Automate server builds to more quickly provision servers to groups and users

Outcomes of this Service

Aside from deploying and configuring your production-ready vRO environment, you’ll receive:

  • Customized workflows
    We’ll customize workflows based on your inputs and desired outcomes. By having pre-built workflows available, your team requires less time for coding when automating the infrastructure components of the build process.
  • Solution exchange plugins
    We’ll install the plugins of your choice and create related custom properties such as endpoints, names, and passwords, helping you to integrate third-party tools into your IT environment.
  • Fully functional orchestration environment
    We’ll perform test and acceptance to confirm the vRO appliance, all workflows, and all selected plugins are up and running.
  • Training and knowledge transfer
    To ensure your team is prepared to support the orchestration platform, we’ll provide overviews on: the vRO tool, fat client, workflow best practices, plugins, and documentation location.

If you’re deploying an instance of vRO in your organization and need some assistance, or if you’re interested in learning more about the AHEADStart for Orchestration – vRealize Orchestrator Edition, contact us to meet with our experts in the AHEAD Lab and Briefing Center today! 

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