Announcing Chef Cookbook Support in JFrog Artifactory

In partnership with JFrog, we are delighted to announce that Artifactory now supports Chef cookbooks as an artifact format. This functionality is available in Artifactory starting with version 5.1. Chef cookbook support inside Artifactory is significant for a number of reasons. Many of our customers say that they already have an artifact store with Artifactory. They want […]

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The blind adoption mistake: How to determine if containers are right for you

Making mistakes is part of life. But that doesn’t mean blindly making choices, in life, or in technology, without considering whether others have trodden the same path before. Every generation of technology — disruptive or not — brings with it a similar set of challenges as the previous generation, only in a different form. One […]

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Habitat 301: Building Habitats

In this Habitat 301 session from ChefConf 2016, Jamie Winsor, senior software engineer at Chef, discusses the design of the Habitat build service, including the use of such technologies such as ZeroMQ and protocol buffers (protobufs) — as well as Habitat itself — to build a dynamically-scalable distributed system. Help Build Habitat If you’re interested […]

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Habitat 201: Habitat in the Ecosystem

In this Habitat 201 talk from ChefConf 2016, George Miranda, product marketing manager at Chef, talks about how Habitat integrates into the rest of the ecosystem around containers and modern application management. He discusses Habitat’s integrations with Docker, rkt, Mesosphere and Kubernetes and what role Habitat plays in this world. You might also be interested […]

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Target Tackles Complex Automation Challenge: Microsoft Sharepoint

Our friends from Target gave a presentation today at ChefConf, cracking a complicated challenge by using Chef: automating Microsoft SharePoint. “When I told people I was Cheffing SharePoint, the reactions I got were typically, ‘Oh… I’m sorry’,” said senior engineer Naomi Reeves. But with a team of twelve developers dealing with an unmanageable fleet of 162 […]

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FIPS Support Now Generally Available in Chef Client 12.8

We recently announced the general availability of Chef Client 12.8 that includes support for running in a FIPS 140-2-compliant mode. FIPS, the Federal Information Processing Standard, is primarily used within the United States Federal Government as a standard for information systems security. This feature helps our government customers, including agencies, contractors and hosting service providers, adopt […]

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Chef and OpenSSL Security Advisory 1 March 2016

On March 1, 2016, the OpenSSL team released a new high severity security advisory. Simultaneously, the OpenSSL team also made available new versions of the OpenSSL code containing fixes for the vulnerabilities described in this advisory. After reviewing the vulnerabilities described in this security advisory, the team at Chef has determined that Chef products are not at […]

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ChefDK 0.9 Released

We’re pleased to announce the release of ChefDK 0.9 today, which you can obtain via our downloads page. This release is primarily to upgrade the embedded version of Chef Client to 12.5, which is being released today. You can read about the new features in Chef Client 12.5 in a companion blog post. In addition […]

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