Using InSpec with Cisco IOS Devices

On Wednesday, August 1, we presented a webinar on using InSpec with Cisco IOS network devices. Today, fewer than 10% of network teams are using any automation tools, yet through the NetOps 2.0 movement, network administrators are starting to adopt some of the best practices from development and operations, realizing, as Gartner says in the […]

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Automating Cloud Compliance with AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate

Chef, InSpec, and Habitat provide workflows for automating everything you manage, from infrastructure configuration to security auditing to application releases. Chef Automate ties these projects together with a powerful dashboard that aggregates data from all of your environments and provides a shared world view of the configuration and security of your estate for everyone within […]

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Microsoft’s Jeremy Winter at ChefConf: Stagnation is more dangerous than change

Do Change was the theme of ChefConf 2018, and Jeremy Winter, Partner Director – Azure Management and Security, personifies change throughout his career. During his 21 year career at Microsoft, Jeremy started as a developer, moved to running operations for Hotmail, and now runs program management for Azure Management and Security. With the rapid pace […]

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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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CSG International and How DevOps Delivers Results

Six years ago, CSG International, the company that provides backend SaaS support to major telecom companies, started their DevOps transformation journey to modernize how they develop and run software. And for the past six years, CSG has made significant strides in transforming to a high-performing IT organization. Scott Prugh, SVP of Engineering and Chief Architect […]

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End-of-Life Announcement for Chef Compliance Server

Today we are announcing the end-of-life date of the standalone Chef Compliance Server product to be December 31, 2018. All of the functionality of Chef Compliance Server is already incorporated into Chef Automate 2 whose general availability we announced at ChefConf 2018. Chef Automate 2 includes newer out-of-the-box compliance profiles, an improved compliance scanner with […]

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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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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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