Product Announcement: New Chef Infra Server Automate Functionality and EOL Updates for Chef Manage and Backend

EOL Notice: The end-of-life (EOL) dates for Chef Manage 2.5.x+, Chef Backend 2.x have been extended from December 31, 2021 to December 31, 2022.  One of the key ways we are striving to make Chef products easier for enterprises to adopt and scale is by building integrations across the Chef product portfolio that reduce the time and effort needed […]

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Chef Infra Best Practices: #3 Testing Chef Infra Cookbooks Fast with Docker

Third installment of the Shape-Up Your Infrastructure Webinar Series – “Testing Chef Infra Cookbooks Fast with Docker”.  It often seems like every day brings about a new mission-critical business application to manage. Each of these critical systems needs special attention as you build out your infrastructure automation. No one wants to push out that “simple” configuration change that causes a business outage. Each and every change, no matter the size, […]

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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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Chef Announcements: New EAS Release, Chef Infra Client 17 and Community Celebration Event

Chef was built around a vibrant, innovative, and supportive community that helped shape the DevOps movement and usher in a series of automation capabilities to help organizations deliver infrastructure and applications quickly and securely. Today, Progress Software announced updates to the Chef portfolio and community program to build on that heritage. The latest Chef Enterprise Automation Stack (EAS) release delivers […]

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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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