Chef @Work: Telling Cool Customer Stories, Today and Everyday

Chef is cool. Chef is community. PR is not necessarily either of those things. We get that. But enabling customers to do great things – easier, faster and better – is cool. That is what Opscode’s all about: Customer success and enabling the community. And somebody’s got to tell these stories… That’s where PR comes […]

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Why Chef?

Bryan Barry over at the devopsanywhere blog has written a great post about Chef containing his thoughts on why you might want to start using Chef to manage your infrastructure. Bryan’s point below especially resonated with us because it articulates the fundamental change that is taking place with Chef and the cloud: The emergence of […]

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New knife plugin for Voxel

Our good friends at Voxel have published a new knife plugin for provisioning and managing Voxel cloud instances. The gem is available on RubyGems and you can install it with gem install knife-voxel If you feel like digging into the code and seeing how it works, it’s all available on their GitHub page as well. […]

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Bio-IT World and Cycle Computing’s New ‘Grill’ Plug-In for Opscode’s Chef

We just returned from an extremely successful foray into Bio-IT World’s Cloud Computing Conference in La Jolla, Calif., where we were honored to present some of Opscode’s contributions to the world of cloud computing. The most exciting news was Cycle Computing’s announcement of the successful deployment of a 30,000-node cluster in the cloud, the first […]

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Opscode Hosts 2 Day Chef Fundamentals Training September 22 & 23

Join Opscode’s Director of Training and Services, Joshua Timberman, at Opscode HQ for a two-day comprehensive class covering the architecture of Chef and all of the underlying components. This includes: Creating Chef repositories, creating cookbooks and advanced tips & tricks with the of the Knife command line utility. This class will include lecture, labs and some […]

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Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution

Earlier this morning at OSCON, our friends at Dell launched an exciting new offering, the Dell OpenStack Cloud Solution.  Dell’s new offering includes a reference architecture based on Dell PowerEdge C Series servers and incorporates the Crowbar software framework (with Chef built in!) for the deployment and management of OpenStack clouds. At Opscode, we’re excited […]

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