What’s In a Name? Does DevOps Mean Just Dev and Ops?

One of the challenges in implementing DevOps practices and processes is spreading collaboration beyond developers and operations engineers. At InformationWeek’s Interop ITX conference last month, Nathen Harvey, our VP of Community Development, pointed to one reason many organizations struggle. It’s right there in the name. I hate the word DevOps. If you want a high velocity organization you […]

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Continuous Automation: Measuring Digital Transformation

The IT industry has spoken: digital transformation is here. Having a digital transformation strategy is the difference between disrupting or being disrupted. But transformation is hard and it doesn’t happen overnight. Without clear goals, it’s difficult to know if you’re making progress when you spend your days in the tactical trenches. The problem is most […]

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Integrate Chef into your Build and Release pipelines with Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services

Today, we are pleased to announce the first release of Chef Integration for Visual Studio Team Services, released to the Visual Studio Marketplace. We know many of you are users of Visual Studio Team Services and have asked how to integrate Chef into your build and release pipeline, so we have brought you these tasks […]

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Guest Post: Using Artifactory as a private Supermarket

This is a guest post by Michael Hüttermann. Michael is an expert in Continuous Delivery, DevOps and SCM/ALM. More information about him at http://huettermann.net, or follow him on Twitter: @huettermann. This blog post introduces executable Software Configuration Management as a DevOps enabler, and shows what an implementation can look like with Artifactory as the caretaker to […]

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Continuous Automation: Fixing the tension between Dev and Ops

Development blames Ops, Ops blames Development. Following Agile, Lean, and DevOps principles lowers the friction between the functions of these groups. But it takes more to fix the underlying tension that pits these groups against one another. Fix that tension by redefining the role of shared IT organizations into groups focused on developer services. Creating […]

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A community-powered knowledge base for DevOps and collaboration

Enterprises today have to adapt to changing needs in application and infrastructure management – and Chef Automate helps empower organizations to embrace modern software practices such as DevOps and continuous delivery to build, deploy and manage software to meet customer expectations. George Miranda, a Product Marketing Director here at Chef, recently spoke with Alexandra Leslie […]

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Test Kitchen and Chef Provisioning drivers for Azure now work in US Government and Sovereign cloud environments

This post first appeared on Medium. As an open-source maintainer one of the hardest things is getting access to relevant test environments to test your bits. Especially when that test environment is in a territory or environment you don’t have access to. I’ve been lucky enough this week to get access to a subscription for […]

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