Chef Community Recognition Program and Live Celebration

On April 28th Tim Smith (AKA tas50) and I are hosting the launch of Chef Infra Client 17 (register here if you haven’t yet!). As part of the launch, we’re including a Community of Contributors Celebration. I’m excited to be able to start this new annual recognition program that acknowledges both internal and external contributors to Chef’s open-source projects.  As part of this program, anyone who […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Chef Infra 17 Launch Event

Chef Infra Client 17

Chef Infra Client 17 is on its way, simplifying how IT teams automate their infrastructure!  The release of Chef Infra 17 is packed with features, upgrades and improvements, including adoption of Test Driven Development (TDD) practices.  Chef is hosting a live launch event on Wednesday, April 28. We go live at 9:00 AM PT with a fun–packed, hour-long session featuring Chef Infra Product Manager, Tim Smith and Benny Vasquez, Chef Community and DevRel Manager. Tim and benny will highlight the […]

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ChefConf 2021 Save the Date!

It’s almost time to join the best DevOps event in the world: #ChefConf2021! If you have ever been part of a ChefConf, you know that our annual conference is a meeting place for some of the greatest minds in DevOps and DevSecOps. With the pandemic hitting the world in 2020, last year’s event went digital and we were amazed with the numerous positive reactions we received. Last year’s event proved […]

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Live Webinar: How to Improve IT Productivity for a Distributed Workforce

IT teams have recently seen a significant transformation in remote desktop management, with distributed work environment being the reality. Preparing for a distributed workforce is challenging when it comes to management of remote devices. Security and compliance have become a critical part of desktop management in this distributed world, and regular desktop management tasks can consume so much time that IT admins find it difficult to focus on higher priority tasks. So, how can you improve IT productivity as well as remote desktop manageability?   Well, that’s what we’re here for! We’re hosting a webinar […]

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Chef Infra Best Practices: #2 Serve-up Continuous Compliance with Chef Infra Compliance Phase

Second installment of the Shape-Up Your Infrastructure Webinar Series – “Configure Chef Infra & Compliance Using Built-In Functionality”.     Today pretty much any IT system used to transact business or store customer data is subject to some level of compliance regulation and needs to be audited.  The responsibility for conducting audits and ensuring systems are compliant has fallen on the shoulders of […]

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Remote Desktop Management Software 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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