What is Application Definition?

Application definition is the process of creating a codified operational runbook. It formalizes the process of describing in code everything an application needs to be built, run, and managed. By openly defining in code all of the requirements for building, running and maintaining an application at the outset, we not only gain consistent delivery across […]

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Cyber Security for Australian Government, National Critical Infrastructure providers and Enterprise using Chef Compliance

On Friday, June 19th 2020, the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called a snap press conference to reveal that the nation was under cyber-attack by a state-based actor.  Following this, the nation’s infosec advice agency said that while the attacker had gained access to some systems it had not conducted “any disruptive or destructive activities […]

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Automated Application Rollback with Chef

This is a follow up to the post Automated Rollback the Ultimate Application Release Insurance Policy in which we discuss key implementation considerations related to application rollback and rollforward. Chef Habitat is an open-source automation solution that enables you to define, package and deliver your applications to any environment without rewriting or refactoring. The software […]

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Automated Application Rollback Insurance for Release Teams

Sometimes in IT certain terms take on a life of their own. They push past their original meaning and become something different, rollback is one of these terms. In the language of enterprise IT, “rollback” means getting the system back into a working state. This ensures a system can be immediately restored if a system […]

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New Chef Automate Functionality and End of Life Impacts

Chef Automate Infra Server On the heels of an extremely successful virtual ChefConf 2020, we at Chef are proud of the receptiveness and positive feedback we’ve received from customers and prospects on the announcements we made.  To continue this trend, we’re pleased to announce plans for Chef Automate, which will incrementally add Chef Infra Server’s […]

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Datadog x Chef: How (and why) these two platforms go together

The blog below is a guest blog post written by Datadog, one of our ChefConf Online sponsors. Modern environments are complex, consisting of many hosts, Virtual Machines (VMs), or containers that can scale up and down at a moment’s notice. Ensuring consistency across elements of your infrastructure—like running the latest software versions on all your […]

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Re-Defining Application Delivery: ChefConf 2020 Habitat Highlights

At ChefConf Online 2020, we showed just how far Chef has come in the application delivery space. We heard from several customers on how they’ve been able to improve their application outcomes: Early Warning Services: Reduce application deployment and build release times for legacy processes from 4 to 8 weeks to an hour, a 98% […]

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