Chef & Jenkins: Better Together

Chef Habitat changes the way applications are defined and deployed enabling automation teams to describe in code everything the application needs to be built, run, and managed. By standardizing this process, Chef Habitat provides a way to automate application deployment in even the most heterogeneous environments. To illustrate this, we recently hosted a webinar where […]

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What is Application Definition?

Application definition is the process of creating a codified operational runbook. It formalizes the process of describing in code everything an application needs to be built, run, and managed. By openly defining in code all of the requirements for building, running and maintaining an application at the outset, we not only gain consistent delivery across […]

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Automated Application Rollback with Chef

This is a follow up to the post Automated Rollback the Ultimate Application Release Insurance Policy in which we discuss key implementation considerations related to application rollback and rollforward. Chef Habitat is an open-source automation solution that enables you to define, package and deliver your applications to any environment without rewriting or refactoring. The software […]

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Automated Application Rollback Insurance for Release Teams

Sometimes in IT certain terms take on a life of their own. They push past their original meaning and become something different, rollback is one of these terms. In the language of enterprise IT, “rollback” means getting the system back into a working state. This ensures a system can be immediately restored if a system […]

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Re-Defining Application Delivery: ChefConf 2020 Habitat Highlights

At ChefConf Online 2020, we showed just how far Chef has come in the application delivery space. We heard from several customers on how they’ve been able to improve their application outcomes: Early Warning Services: Reduce application deployment and build release times for legacy processes from 4 to 8 weeks to an hour, a 98% […]

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What’s New with Chef Habitat

Chef Habitat is an open source automation product for defining, packaging, and delivering applications to any environment, regardless of operating system or platform. In the first half of 2020, we’ve rolled out a number of new features in Habitat, including building out integrations with Chef Automate. We’re really excited about the incredible progress we’ve made […]

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3 Reasons Continuous Delivery Efforts Fail to Scale

With DevOps and Agile adoption on the rise and automation levels reaching all-time highs, many organizations still struggle to scale continuous delivery across their enterprise applications and continue to face an all too familiar scenario. The development team releases an application to operations where it then fails in pre-prod due to a missing piece of […]

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Continuous Delivery: Stop Making Exceptions

Continuous Delivery (CD) and all the other continuous things – Continuous Integration (CI), Continuous Testing, Continuous Deployment – have become the new mantra of DevOps. CI/CD adoption typically starts with agile Dev teams working on new or well-funded systems. But what about the rest of the world and all of those “other” applications under-funded IT […]

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