RealSelf Builds Online Consumer Health Community w/Hosted Chef

Continuing our series of customer spotlights, today we published a case study on RealSelf, a consumer health and beauty community that helps people make informed decisions on elective cosmetic services. To keep pace with rapid growth of its online community, RealSelf needed a solution capable of automating configuration for its application development pipeline. As the […]

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Welcoming Barry Crist, New Vice President, Enterprise, to Opscode

This morning, we added a new team member to the Opscode family, Barry Crist, our new Vice President, Enterprise. Barry was previously CEO of Likewise, a company with a strong open source to enterprise go-to-market model that had wide industry reach including OEM agreements with VMware, Dell, HP, Riverbed, and EMC. Likewise was acquired by […]

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Managing cloud infrastructure is easy when you have the cheat code

Another week, another tale of some Awesome Chefs in our Community doing big things with Chef. This time, the story comes from right here in Opscode’s backyard of Seattle. Meteor Entertainment, which publishes free-to-play games globally, with an emphasis on community engagement, needed to scale out hundreds of Amazon EC2 servers to deliver HAWKEN (which […]

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AWS OpsWorks Uses Opscode Chef as Default Automation Engine

It has been an eventful February here at Opscode.  As many of you know, on February 4th, we announced that Facebook is using Private Chef to automate the configuration and management of its web-tier infrastructure. That is some hefty validation of Chef at dramatic scale. Then, this week, both Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Opscode […]

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Getaroom Makes Booking Hotels Cheap and Easy with Opscode

More customer awesomeness today, this time from our friends at Getaroom, who make finding the best rates on hotels anywhere in the world fast and easy. Getaroom has deployed Opscode Hosted Chef™ to automate configuration management for the Amazon EC2 infrastructure powering their popular travel service,  achieving a mean time to new compute capacity of […]

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Facebook Likes Opscode and Private Chef

Yes, that’s right, folks, Facebook, one of the largest infrastructures on the planet, has deployed Opscode Private Chef™ to automate configuration and management within its web-tier infrastructure. Why did Facebook need Chef? Because Facebook’s infrastructure team has to manage thousands of servers, configurations, and administrative access policies across a very dynamic compute environment. Why did […]

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Unleashing the New Generation of Chef

It’s a really big day here at Opscode, and when I say big, I mean “10K nodes from one Chef server” big… “automating tens of thousands of servers” big… or, as our CTO Christopher Brown says, “Carl Sagan big.” Let me explain why: 1)     Chef 11 is now available for free download! Re-written from the […]

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Prezi Makes Your Ideas Matter w/Hosted Chef

Following on the heels of our last blog on customer goodness, this time we’re profiling a company who many of you may already be familiar with – Prezi. Prezi provides an ‘open canvas’ that helps more than 17 million users better communicate their ideas. The company’s zooming presentation software lets users choose between the cloud, […]

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Automation Rules @ University of Pennsylvania

We’re getting 2013 started right with yet another story of Opscode Chef customer awesomeness. The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. They’re also using Hosted Chef to do some pretty rockin’ things with their infrastructure. Within Wharton Computing, […]

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