Continuous Compliance for Painless Ongoing Audits

Audits are stressful. If your organization is subject to regulatory compliance rules, chances are you’ve experienced firsthand how time-consuming and painful they can be. Preparing for and satisfying an audit is often a multi-month process with e-mails and documents flying between auditors, compliance officers, information security professionals, and the teams responsible for your infrastructure and […]

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Automating Cloud Compliance with AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate

Chef, InSpec, and Habitat provide workflows for automating everything you manage, from infrastructure configuration to security auditing to application releases. Chef Automate ties these projects together with a powerful dashboard that aggregates data from all of your environments and provides a shared world view of the configuration and security of your estate for everyone within […]

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Practical Guide to Cloud Migration with Chef

Organizations are migrating workloads to the cloud at breakneck speed, and it’s not difficult to see why. Cloud providers offer the ability to provision new environments and infrastructure on demand, allowing fleets to be scaled with unparalleled speed and efficiency. Costly and complex to maintain network and storage hardware can be replaced with vendor-managed services. […]

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Augment your Audits with InSpec 2.0

InSpec is a powerful framework for automating the testing and auditing of environments you manage. With the recent release of InSpec 2.0, it’s gotten even better with various performance improvements, extra resources, and for the first time, the ability to scan not only servers, but cloud endpoints with new AWS and Microsoft Azure resources. Last […]

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Habitat in Azure on Channel 9

Habitat is a powerful application automation framework that enables organization to build, deploy, and manage their applications consistently no matter where they’re deployed. When you build your application in Habitat, the artifact you create can be deployed on-prem or in the cloud, and on traditional infrastructure or containers. Regardless of where that application is deployed, […]

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Migrating to the Cloud with Chef and CTP

A successful cloud migration requires careful planning. Over the past few months, we’ve been taking a look at how your organization can prepare for that migration. In January, my colleague Matt Carter introduced the Shared Responsibility Model, and how Chef can help you validate your areas of concern. In February, I presented a cloud-focused webinar […]

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