Chef Recognized for “Class-leading” Governance and Compliance Features in Forrester Wave report

On August 10, 2020, Chef was named a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Infrastructure Automation Platforms, Q3 2020. In particular, the Forrester report stated: “Chef Software’s solution is a good fit for customers that want class-leading governance and compliance features.” We believe this result acknowledges the significant progress Chef has made, along with our […]

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Consistent, Secure Machine Identities at DevOps Speed

Identity is the new perimeter. Now, cloud services, containers, service meshes and container orchestration platforms all rely on machine identities such as X.509 TLS certificates for secure machine-to-machine communication. However, it’s not always easy for developers to include strong machine identities in the fast-paced environments they work in every day. Plus, security isn’t necessarily their […]

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Why integrate Chef and DNSimple?

Chef automates infrastructure, and DNSimple automates domain management. By combining forces, you can use Chef-Infra’s consistency guarantees to ensure system naming is done properly across your entire infrastructure, even if you are running it across a heterogeneous collection of hosts. At DNSimple, we use Chef Infra to automate our global infrastructure of DNS servers. We […]

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Chef & Jenkins: Better Together

Chef Habitat changes the way applications are defined and deployed enabling automation teams to describe in code everything the application needs to be built, run, and managed. By standardizing this process, Chef Habitat provides a way to automate application deployment in even the most heterogeneous environments. To illustrate this, we recently hosted a webinar where […]

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The Relevance Lab Chef Factory Advantage

The guest blog post below is written by Relevance Labs, one of our ChefConf Online Sponsors. Today, with Chef making their entire product stack open source, they will now have their own distribution that will be sold under a subscription arrangement. If you are a Chef user, upgrade to the latest version (16.2.73) and gain […]

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Chef Compliance + Rezilion Cloud Workload Protection = Desired State Enforcement

The guest blog post below is written by Rezilion, one of our ChefConf Online Sponsors. Legacy approaches to software compliance and security often involve preventive controls that are time-consuming and require manual processes and workflows. Things like access policies, procedures, standards, and network firewalls are cumbersome and restrictive, they were designed for less flexible development […]

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Testing Windows DNS SIGRed Vulnerability with Chef InSpec

It’s not DNS.  There’s no way it’s DNS. It was DNS. A system administrator’s haiku, many have uttered before. Today it rings true once again. CVE-2020-1350 is a vulnerability found in _all_ versions of Windows Server DNS back to 2003. Found by the folks at Checkpoint, this is a highly critical vulnerability. Not only does […]

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