Consistent, Secure Machine Identities at DevOps Speed

Identity is the new perimeter. Now, cloud services, containers, service meshes and container orchestration platforms all rely on machine identities such as X.509 TLS certificates for secure machine-to-machine communication. However, it’s not always easy for developers to include strong machine identities in the fast-paced environments they work in every day. Plus, security isn’t necessarily their […]

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Why integrate Chef and DNSimple?

Chef automates infrastructure, and DNSimple automates domain management. By combining forces, you can use Chef-Infra’s consistency guarantees to ensure system naming is done properly across your entire infrastructure, even if you are running it across a heterogeneous collection of hosts. At DNSimple, we use Chef Infra to automate our global infrastructure of DNS servers. We […]

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The Relevance Lab Chef Factory Advantage

The guest blog post below is written by Relevance Labs, one of our ChefConf Online Sponsors. Today, with Chef making their entire product stack open source, they will now have their own distribution that will be sold under a subscription arrangement. If you are a Chef user, upgrade to the latest version (16.2.73) and gain […]

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Chef Compliance + Rezilion Cloud Workload Protection = Desired State Enforcement

The guest blog post below is written by Rezilion, one of our ChefConf Online Sponsors. Legacy approaches to software compliance and security often involve preventive controls that are time-consuming and require manual processes and workflows. Things like access policies, procedures, standards, and network firewalls are cumbersome and restrictive, they were designed for less flexible development […]

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Datadog x Chef: How (and why) these two platforms go together

The blog below is a guest blog post written by Datadog, one of our ChefConf Online sponsors. Modern environments are complex, consisting of many hosts, Virtual Machines (VMs), or containers that can scale up and down at a moment’s notice. Ensuring consistency across elements of your infrastructure—like running the latest software versions on all your […]

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