Quantifying DevOps Outcomes: Managing Risk

Last week, we held our second webinar in a four part series focused on digital transformation. In that session, we focused on why mitigating risk is essential to increasing speed. In case you missed it, you can watch a recording of the second episode, “Managing Risk” below. Outperformance means shipping software faster, but also more safely […]

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Chef Survey 2017: Results

We’re happy to announce that the Chef Survey 2017 results are in. Many thanks to everyone who participated and made their voice heard. Our survey focused on gaining a better understanding of the trends in productivity, workforce roles, and technology adoption amongst Chef users in our community. In the first few weeks of January we received over 1500 responses. While […]

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Digital Transformation and the Competitive Edge

Last week, we started a new, short-form, interactive webinar series focused on digital transformation, measuring success, and quantifying DevOps outcomes. This series is less technical than our typical Chef webinars and takes a closer look at strategy, the rationale behind driving transformation initiatives, and specific milestones that are useful in setting direction. In case you missed […]

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Chef Automate’s New Release Cadence

Over the last year, we’ve adopted a monthly release cadence for chef-client and chefdk. That regular cadence has served us well, allowing users to predictably plan for and schedule upgrades. Today, we’re pleased to announce that Chef Automate will follow suit and also adopt a monthly release cadence. This change allows customers to more easily […]

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VMware vRA 7.0+ and Chef

We’re happy to announce that Chef can now drive VMware’s vRA 7.0+ automation suite. We’ve released 2.0.0 versions of both knife-vrealize and kitchen-vra along with a 1.0.0 version of chef-provisioning-vra. These releases are the result of collaborative work between Chef Software Inc, the Chef community, and VMware experts to make our standard tooling compatible with […]

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Current state clarity, Part 2 – Policyfiles

If you’ve never heard of Policyfiles, you should start by reading Michael Hedgpeth’s excellent Introduction to Policyfiles. The Problem When working with Chef for configuration management, there’s maybe nothing more rewarding than the moment when you’ve got a particular set of configs exactly right and Chef just rolls them to every single applicable node for […]

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Policyfiles, Push Jobs, and Provisioning – Clarity on the current state of the Chef ecosystem

The 2016 Chef Community Summit in Seattle brought to light a particular set of concern and confusion in our community around the future of three Chef ecosystem tools: Policyfiles, Push Jobs, and Chef Provisioning. In order to address that, we’re posting a four-part series to make Chef’s stance on these tools clear: where we see […]

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Rule the cloud with Chef Automate and AWS

Last week at re:Invent, Amazon Web Services CTO, Werner Vogels unveiled AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate during his keynote. We here at Chef are super excited and the initial reception has been amazing! Previously, I covered what’s inside the new offering from a technical perspective. What may not have been entirely clear, are some of the reasons behind why […]

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