Detecting & Repairing Shellshock with Chef

The Bourne Shell – fifth film in the trilogy. Jason Bourne tries to patch servers against obscure bug. No fights or car chases. Avoid. — Charles Arthur (@charlesarthur) September 27, 2014 To nobody’s delight and amusement, this has been the year of critical, remotely-exploitable security vulnerabilities. First we had the Heartbleed bug in OpenSSL, and […]

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Announcing Chef Server High Availability and Replication

Today I’m thrilled to announce two new add-ons for Chef Server 12: Chef Server High Availability and Chef Server Replication. These two features are among the most-frequently requested product enhancements and allow customers to geographically distribute highly-available Chef server clusters while maintaining a single view for Chef content – cookbooks, roles, environments, and data bags. […]

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Plan, Build, Run: Please Don’t

Several months ago, McKinsey & Company released a report entitled “The enterprise IT infrastructure agenda for 2014” which offers strategic advice to CIOs and other IT managers for 2014. In the spirit of having a constructive dialogue, I have to call out some instances of questionable advice in this document that are incompatible with what […]

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