Chef Announcements: Lighting the Path from Here to There

Technology shifts, such as the moves toward cloud-native applications and container-first architectures, make it clear that tomorrow will look very different from today. But how to get from here to there? Today Chef announced a host of new product features, partner offerings, and skill-building opportunities that, taken together, light a path for enterprises to follow. At […]

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Compliance automation: Bridging the gap between development & information security

Speed is nothing without control DevOps makes software deployment faster. But without proper controls, that may mean that developers are also releasing security vulnerabilities more quickly. The fast pace of innovation will not be slowing down and the pressure to deliver rapidly keeps increasing. At the same time, cybersecurity threats keep getting more innovative while […]

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InSpec launches support for cloud platform assessments

InSpec Cloud Modules We are proud to announce the release of three new open-source incubation projects to the InSpec community: inspec-aws, inspec-azure, and inspec-vmware. With these projects, InSpec extends its reach into these widely used platforms. You can now use InSpec for cloud native security and integration testing. When we first released InSpec, we focused […]

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Achieving Windows Compliance with InSpec

This blog post is a follow-up on our Windows Compliance with InSpec webinar by Joe Gardiner, Senior Solutions Architect and Christoph Hartmann, InSpec Creator that was presented live on April 11, 2017. In that webinar, we describe what Continuous Compliance is and we cover assessment with InSpec and remediation with Chef. This post provides additional […]

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Adding compliance assurance into DevOps practices to ship software faster with less risk

Software-based services — apps! — are now the primary way a company connects with customers. A company’s best chance in competing for a larger piece of the market is by shipping software faster. Teams need to continuously deliver infrastructure to run applications, regardless of location or computing environment. But companies can’t ship software faster if […]

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Quantifying DevOps Outcomes: Managing Risk

Last week, we held our second webinar in a four part series focused on digital transformation. In that session, we focused on why mitigating risk is essential to increasing speed. In case you missed it, you can watch a recording of the second episode, “Managing Risk” below. Outperformance means shipping software faster, but also more safely […]

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Continuous Compliance with InSpec: Bay Area Chef Meetup at Wealthfront

Last month, I spoke at the The Bay Area Chef Meetup, hosted by long time #ChefFriends, Wealthfront. They shared their Chef development process beginning with local dev, using Test Kitchen, all the way through their automated testing pipeline. There were also a lot of great discussions about test driven development practices. You can learn more […]

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Chef Survey 2017: Results

We’re happy to announce that the Chef Survey 2017 results are in. Many thanks to everyone who participated and made their voice heard. Our survey focused on gaining a better understanding of the trends in productivity, workforce roles, and technology adoption amongst Chef users in our community. In the first few weeks of January we received over 1500 responses. While […]

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