Awesome Community Chefs – 2017 Award Winners

Everyone who participates in the Chef Community does exceptional things on a regular basis. This work is worthy of celebration and stands as a testament to the way our community comes together to ensure all members are successful, together. During ChefConf, our annual community reunion, some individuals are recognized for the dramatic impact they have had […]

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InSpec, Habitat, and Continuous Compliance

In my last post, I talked about some of the benefits of containers, how containers can complicate compliance requirements, and how InSpec can help. InSpec provides a human-readable infrastructure and compliance testing language that allows you to scan your hosts, VMs, and containers to ensure your fleet’s compliance. But let’s take this one step further. […]

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Using Chef with VMware vRealize Orchestrator

Recently, VMware announced the general availability of their VMware vRealize Orchestrator (vRO) plugin for Chef (formerly vCenter Orchestrator). This plugin offers a number of vRO workflows for interacting with the Chef Server (such as modifying nodes and environments) and bootstrapping new nodes with support for both Linux and Windows nodes. If you are already using […]

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New Chef Integrations for Oracle Cloud

This morning at OpenWorld, Oracle formally launched Oracle Cloud and Chef is proud to be a strategic DevOps partner with this new offering. Oracle Cloud, Oracle’s new public cloud offering, is well-positioned to meet the needs of enterprises wishing to extend their on-premises applications into the cloud. Oracle Cloud offers on-demand and dedicated compute resources […]

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Chef and VMware: Better Together

Chef has long since offered great integrations with VMware’s vSphere product line, including [knife-vsphere](https://github.com/chef-partners/knife-vsphere) and [chef-provisioning-vsphere](https://github.com/CenturyLinkCloud/chef-provisioning-vsphere) (which also includes a Test Kitchen driver!). These integrations, created by awesome members of the Chef community, allow VMware administrators and end users to consume and manage their VMware resources from the comfort of their standard Chef tools. Customers […]

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