I'm currently in a bit of a quandry. I'm looking for an application - preferably web-based - that I can organise some tasks (such as web requests or ssh-based commands) to kick off in either parallel or in sequence.
With most of these applications, it's an all or nothing gig. If one part fails, I have to start again which seems really counter-intuitive to me - I'd like to place rules and blocks so that perhaps the whole thing will pause if there's a problem with one of the steps.
I know there's HP Operations Orchestration out there, but it's really quite pricey and a bit over the top for what I'm looking for. I guess there are batch schedulers but then they come with all the data analysis and formatting stuff and again cost quite a bit.
Is it also too much to ask for something with a vaguely decent user interface? I can host it on pretty much any operating system within reason.
Does this idea exist? Or will I have to create my own? Am I even using the right terminology - is "Orchestration" what this is?