Harnessing the Cloud with AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate

For the past 8 years, Stephen Figgins, System Administrator for University of Kansas Agile Technology Solutions, has been a Chef practitioner and valued member of the vibrant Chef community. At ChefConf 2018, Stephen had a conversation on the main stage with Nathan Harvey, our VP of Community Development. Stephen talked about his journey with the […]

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Announcing Chef Support for Amazon Linux 2

Today we are excited to announce Chef’s support for Amazon Linux 2. Chef Automate delivers the most comprehensive automation platform spanning tasks from infrastructure to compliance all the way to applications. We do this using Chef, enabling infrastructure automation; InSpec, enabling compliance automation; and Habitat, enabling application automation. Chef is committed to automating the systems our customers […]

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InSpec GCP Deep Dive

As recently announced Chef has deepened support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) by adding InSpec integration. Furthermore, the InSpec GCP resource pack is freely available here – suggestions (and contributions) welcome! Before looking at InSpec GCP let’s ensure we have the necessary prerequisites in place. As an aside, we will be following similar setup steps to […]

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Deploy Applications with HPE OneSphere and Chef Automate

HPE Discover gets underway this week and it’s a great opportunity to see how HPE and Chef seamlessly integrate to help companies of all sizes manage their IT infrastructure. Chef and HPE’s enterprise systems encourage modern day cloud velocity to get your organization on the path towards digital transformation. With Chef and HPE, you can […]

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Accelerating time to productivity with Chef Automate using OpsWorks for Chef Automate

At ChefConf 2018 in Chicago last month Arun Gupta, AWS Principal Open Source Technologist, showcased how you can check for compliance of worker nodes in a Kubernetes cluster using OpsWorks for Chef Automate (OWCA). As part of the conference, AWS open sourced the code used; Give it a try! you can download the code here. […]

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Automatically Generating InSpec Controls from Terraform

InSpec-Iggy, or “Iggy” for short, is a new plugin for InSpec that generates InSpec compliance profiles from Terraform .tfstate files (and eventually AWS CloudFormation and Azure Resource Manager templates). Iggy was originally inspired by Christoph Hartmann’s inspec-verify-provision repository and the associated blog post on testing Terraform with InSpec. With the release of InSpec 2.0 and the addition […]

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Chef Deepens Support for Google Cloud Platform

Building on the work we announced last fall to help you provision GCP resources with Chef cookbooks, and in honor of ChefConf 2018, Chef and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) have been working together in several exciting ways: Extending coverage of InSpec for popular GCP resources Adding Habitat support for Google Container Registry Offering additional Chef […]

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Relativity’s Cloud Theory Becomes Reality with Azure, Chef, and 10th Magnitude

Bringing your companies platform to the cloud with the goal of developing software with speed requires a solid strategy and key partner integration. Relativity, an e-discovery platform for litigation, internal investigations, and compliance projects, realized together with Microsoft Azure, Chef Automate, and 10th Magnitude, this could be a reality. In 2016, Relativity was working to […]

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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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