Habitat and Azure: Cloud Migration for Any App, Anywhere

Habitat and Azure: Cloud Migration for Any App, Anywhere

Businesses today are in the process of augmenting or even shutting down their data centers, and moving into the public cloud. As customers  move their services into Azure or other cloud providers, they quickly confronted by a breadth of questions some of which are listed below. How do we most effectively move our services into […]

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Chef Open Source Community News – August 2018

Chef Open Source Community News

Here’s this month’s round up of what happened in August across the Chef, Habitat, and InSpec open-source communities. Chef This month’s release of Chef Client 14.4 is the newest in the Chef 14 series, and includes seven new preview resources, many improvements to existing resources, and a brand new Knife profile management command. Chef Client […]

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Introducing Cacher

“If you wish to make apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe”, and if you wish to build an app using the interpreted language framework of your choice, you usually have to install a whole universe of dependencies. If your build environment is persistent, you probably don’t feel the pain of waiting […]

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Moving forward with PowerCLI instead of InSpec-VMware

Moving forward with PowerCLI instead of InSpec-VMware

Summary If you use the VMware ecosystem in your day to day job, you may have seen the incubation InSpec project inspec-vmware and got excited about the possibilities of running InSpec tests against your VMware Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC)s and VMware on AWS. If you haven’t seen the inspec-vmware project, imagine the ability to audit/validate […]

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Guest Post: Sensu Habitat Core Plans are Here

Sensu Habitat Core Plans are Here

Sensu 2.0 and Habitat are both modern distributed systems, one for monitoring, the other for application packaging and deployment. Over the last few months, we at Indellient, a Chef partner, have been working on packaging Sensu in Habitat to take advantage of some of its features for dynamic service discovery and configuration updates, critical capabilities […]

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Continuous Compliance for Painless Ongoing Audits

Continuous Compliance for Painless Ongoing Audits

Audits are stressful. If your organization is subject to regulatory compliance rules, chances are you’ve experienced firsthand how time-consuming and painful they can be. Preparing for and satisfying an audit is often a multi-month process with e-mails and documents flying between auditors, compliance officers, information security professionals, and the teams responsible for your infrastructure and […]

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Lifting and Shifting in Practice with Habitat

The world of application packaging and deployment can be viewed as a spectrum where at one end we have hand-crafted installation/run scripts on physical infrastructure and on the other are fully containerized applications making the most of cloud-native services. Since most organisations don’t start out fully cloud-native or containerized, a commonly heard phrase for increasing […]

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