Announcing Chef Automate Managed Service for Azure

Today at Microsoft Ignite we announced the limited Public Preview of a new Chef service, Chef Automate Managed Service for Azure. This is a fully-managed instance of Chef Automate that runs in your Azure tenant, leveraging Azure Managed Services. What you get is easy deployment, zero maintenance, automatic upgrades, as well as backups of your […]

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InSpec compliance profiles for Azure’s CIS Benchmark and Azure Cloud Scanner in Chef Automate 2.0

InSpec by Chef is a powerful “compliance as code” tool powered by an ever growing number of compliance profiles and target resources. It enables users to achieve continuous compliance across their IT environments. Over the last six months Chef has created dedicated teams to create and test profiles for a variety of OSs and Cloud […]

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In Search of Speed: The State of Applications

We are very pleased to announce the results from Chef’s 2018 State of Applications Survey. Earlier this year, we partnered with Dimensional Research to survey 347 applications and IT operations professionals worldwide on the topic of application build and release processes. We also asked them to describe their current and future production infrastructure deployments to […]

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Chef Automate Incident Creation application with ServiceNow

Today I’m excited to announce that we’ve released our first app in the ServiceNow store: Chef Automate Incident Creation. The Chef Automate Incident Creation application allows you to easily generate incidents in the ServiceNow Incident Management environment whenever you have failures in your Chef-managed platform, due to either infrastructure automation updates failing or automated compliance […]

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Chef Open Source Community News – August 2018

Here’s this month’s round up of what happened in August across the Chef, Habitat, and InSpec open-source communities. Chef This month’s release of Chef Client 14.4 is the newest in the Chef 14 series, and includes seven new preview resources, many improvements to existing resources, and a brand new Knife profile management command. Chef Client […]

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Moving forward with PowerCLI instead of InSpec-VMware

Summary If you use the VMware ecosystem in your day to day job, you may have seen the incubation InSpec project inspec-vmware and got excited about the possibilities of running InSpec tests against your VMware Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC)s and VMware on AWS. If you haven’t seen the inspec-vmware project, imagine the ability to audit/validate […]

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