InfoQ just posted a great video & presentation of Michael T. Nygard talking about using Chef in the datacenter and in the cloud for managing physical and virtual systems at GOTO Aarhus.
Michael T. Nygard has learned the importance of operations and writing production-ready software from living with systems in production. Highly-available, highly-scalable commerce systems are his forte. Michael has written and co-authored several books, including “97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know” and the best seller “Release It!”.
About the conference
GOTO Aarhus is the enterprise software development conference designed for team leads, architects, and project management and is organized by developers, for developers. As software developers and architects ourselves, we wanted to craft the ultimate conference. The result is a high quality conference experience where a tremendous amount of attention and investment has gone into having the best content on the most important topics presented by the leaders in our community, staged in an intimate environment needed to support as much learning and networking as possible.http://gotocon.com/