What is Application Definition?

Application definition is the process of creating a codified operational runbook. It formalizes the process of describing in code everything an application needs to be built, run, and managed. By openly defining in code all of the requirements for building, running and maintaining an application at the outset, we not only gain consistent delivery across […]

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Automated Application Rollback with Chef

This is a follow up to the post Automated Rollback the Ultimate Application Release Insurance Policy in which we discuss key implementation considerations related to application rollback and rollforward. Chef Habitat is an open-source automation solution that enables you to define, package and deliver your applications to any environment without rewriting or refactoring. The software […]

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Re-Defining Application Delivery: ChefConf 2020 Habitat Highlights

At ChefConf Online 2020, we showed just how far Chef has come in the application delivery space. We heard from several customers on how they’ve been able to improve their application outcomes: Early Warning Services: Reduce application deployment and build release times for legacy processes from 4 to 8 weeks to an hour, a 98% […]

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What’s New with Chef Habitat

Chef Habitat is an open source automation product for defining, packaging, and delivering applications to any environment, regardless of operating system or platform. In the first half of 2020, we’ve rolled out a number of new features in Habitat, including building out integrations with Chef Automate. We’re really excited about the incredible progress we’ve made […]

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Product Announcement: Reliable Application Delivery for Edge Environments with Chef Habitat 1.6

Chef Habitat provides automation capabilities for defining, packaging, and delivering applications to almost any environment with any operating system, on any platform. Distributed and low-bandwidth edge sites like retail locations, manufacturing plants, and restaurant chains present unique challenges to DevOps teams trying to automate and optimize delivery practices to these devices. Teams must deal with […]

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Edge Computing: Compliance, Developer Productivity, and Configuration Inconsistencies Top the List of Key Challenges

The edge computing term has become one of the next big buzz words in the IT world. The concept of edge computing is not new and has been around for a while. In fact, almost every organization probably already has one or more use cases that would fall into the bucket of edge computing. Edge […]

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An Award-Winning Way to Start 2020

Chef Rings in 2020 with Multiple Industry Award Wins for Chef EAS and Chef InSpec Chef is kicking off 2020 on a high note announcing five new industry awards signifying our ongoing recognition from the industry as the DevOps leader. These awards underscore the Chef team’s hard work and strong leadership, as well as the […]

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Protect Yourself From the RubyGems Backdoor by InSpec’ing Your Fleet

Chef has invested a lot with the Enterprise Automation Stack in security. With Chef InSpec you can easily scan your systems for potential vulnerabilities and then leverage Chef Infra to run remediation across your entire fleet. This is important because last week’s RubyGems vulnerability likely affected other software you have deployed that uses Ruby. To […]

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5 Steps for Scaling DevOps

During a webinar delivered by Chef’s SVP of Products and Engineering  Corey Scobie, the following five common practices used by DevOps high performers were described:  Adopt a coded approach Make it easy to work with code Use the right tool for the right job  Enable one way to production Shift risk mitigation left During the […]

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Why Coded Enterprises are Winning at DevOps

More than 10 years ago Chef ushered in the era of DevOps with the introduction of Chef, the “infrastructure as code” tool. Fundamental to the success of Chef was the belief that “the best way to build software is to do it in close collaboration with the people who use it.” Today there are more […]

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