World4You has been using orcharhino as a data center automation tool since 2019. For World4You, the manufacturer-independent nature of orcharhino proved to be particularly practical: The service provider currently relies purely on Ansible for configuration management. Due to its flexibility,orcharhino was quickly adapted to this situation.
At World4You, orcharhino is also used in a rather unusual place: the automation tool was included in the development process for the web interface that World4You provides to its customers. By using orcharhino, the service provider enables its developers to “self-deploy”. This means that they can upload new software via orcharhino and distribute it directly in the corresponding lifecycle.
Until orcharhino was deployed, the automation of the data center’s processes did not occur to the desired extent due to the technically outdated tool previously used. Thanks to orcharhino, the deployment, configuration, and patch management processes have been massively simplified and modernized.
Stefan Wandl, World4You:
“By using orcharhino, the “time to deploy” in particular has been massively reduced. With the solution developed by ATIX we have found exactly the tool that covers all our requirements. In case of questions, ATIX consultants and support can be reached within a short time. Bugs reported by us are often included in the next orcharhino Release. We would make the decision to use orcharhino as an automation tool again.”