eBook: Distributed Work Environments Are the New Reality

Organizations are embracing remote work culture more than ever. The pandemic-induced digital transformation significantly accelerated this trend. Given this sudden shift, IT resources and teams need to deploy distributed work environments rapidly without compromising security.  So, how is the shift in remote work affecting the IT resources team’s functionality?   Need for dynamic responses to cybersecurity vulnerabilities: […]

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Automating Financial Service IT Configuration and Compliance

We here at Chef believe that taking a “Everything-as-Code” approach will help Financial Service organizations to automate the configuration, automate the security or compliance of environments and automate the distribution of applications into heterogeneous environments.  Infrastructure-as-Code: is where Financial Services can automate the process of managing, provisioning and deploying necessary infrastructure resources.  Compliance-as-Code: is where Financial […]

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Chef Infra Best Practices: #1 Using Cookstyle for Infra Client Upgrades

Believe it or not, infrastructure configuration solutions like Chef have been around for more than 10 years now. Over those 10 years, Chef has continued to improve the functionality of Chef Infra, requiring clients to not only upgrade to a new version, but also update some of the associated automation they have built. Depending on the current version being run, and the amount of automation built, upgrading Chef could have ended up being a […]

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Case Study: A Lesson in Digital Transformation in the Midst of a Global Pandemic with Edgenuity

Edgenuity provides online learning and teacher resources and is used by 75% of U.S. school districts. Over the past five years, the company has seen explosive growth both organically and through acquisitions. In addition to mounting capacity challenges, they also faced gaps in the way they built, tested and deployed applications.   At the beginning of 2020, […]

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Test Your Chef Knowledge with the Chef Principles Certification

I’m pleased to announce the release of a new Chef-approved certification program: Chef Principles.  This certification exam was built from the ground up to test your knowledge of Chef OSS tools, products, and solutions. It also provides a measuring stick against modern DevOps practices that we encourage within our community.  Best of all, it’s available on […]

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Progress’ Commitment to the Chef Open Source Community

Since the acquisition of Chef by Progress there has been a lot of opportunity for us to intentionally make decisions around the amazing products that Chef provides. The same products that all members of the Chef Community (past, present, internal and external) have had a big part in shaping and building. In the many conversations I’ve had since the […]

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Compliance as Code: The New Frontier in Compliance Automation

There is no doubt that DevSecOps practices accelerate the pace of digital transformation, but those same practices also introduce new challenges to maintaining compliance. Traditional compliance approaches risk slowing software delivery, exacerbating audit pain, and leaving organizations with an incomplete view of compliance posture.   Fortunately, Code serves as a common source of truth, shared as a common language among the teams and can be used […]

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