In the future, Orchestra will provide a separate component called Juno. This allows Orchestra to communicate over distributed networks. The mechanism is particularly suitable for use from the cloud. The goal is the implementation of a hybrid cloud system. With the help of Orchestra, any systems such as applications, file systems or other servers in remote networks can now be connected to an orchestra instance.
Since most of the company’s internal systems are not accessible over the Internet, Orchestra provides a new component called Juno. It can be conveniently downloaded via the web front-end (monitor) and easily installed on the other side. By outsourcing adapters (channel) to this Juno component, the network in which Juno is executed is connected to that of the actual orchestration instance. Thus, adapters (channels) can now be placed in different networks (environments) and a (network) spanning data exchange can take place smoothly.
The Orchestra’s Channel Engine is part of Juno. Thus, the channels that are to be executed in this environment are used exclusively. Incoming and outgoing messages are passed on to the main orchestra. There, the remaining processing of the messages and the processing of the processes are carried out.
Juno communicates via an encrypted connection and is based on an Orchestra internal communication protocol, similar to the Orchestra cell concept. As Juno is connected from the local network, the configuration of the firewall is no problem. The administration and configuration of the distributed system is performed exclusively globally via the Orchestra monitor.
In the development of Juno, the soffico team placed special emphasis on the easy and fast usability of the new software component. We have made it our goal to make handling and installation as easy as possible for the customer. Thus, the component is started as a single process and operates without a database or external web server. Moreover, Juno is characterized by its lightness, because it contains only a fraction of the resources needed for Orchestra.
An arbitrary number of Juno instances can be connected to an Orchestra instance. This mechanism can also be used in connection with the Orchestra cell concept and clustering.Through this flexibility, complex company or business structures can be mapped using simple means, and these overlapping use cases can be realized in one cast.
The head behind Juno: Franziska Geiger
Franziska Geiger was involved in the development of Orchestra Juno as part of her bachelor’s degree in business informatics at the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences. She has finished them excellent with 1.0. During her studies, she also worked as a tutor for Java for several years, and together with other students, developed a free platform for emergency personnel. Starting in October, she will begin the renowned elite master program in software engineering. She has been working for soffico GmbH for almost three years. She started as a student and has since spent all her internships and semester breaks with us. We are very proud of the ability to develop new talent in our ranks.
With the implementation of a hybrid cloud system, Juno offers a secure, cross-network communication capability. Through optimal usability and flexible connection structures, Orchestra’s new component is ideally suited to your individual needs and network requirements.