Facebook Likes Opscode and Private Chef

Yes, that’s right, folks, Facebook, one of the largest infrastructures on the planet, has deployed Opscode Private Chef™ to automate configuration and management within its web-tier infrastructure. Why did Facebook need Chef? Because Facebook’s infrastructure team has to manage thousands of servers, configurations, and administrative access policies across a very dynamic compute environment. Why did […]

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Unleashing the New Generation of Chef

It’s a really big day here at Opscode, and when I say big, I mean “10K nodes from one Chef server” big… “automating tens of thousands of servers” big… or, as our CTO Christopher Brown says, “Carl Sagan big.” Let me explain why: 1)     Chef 11 is now available for free download! Re-written from the […]

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Prezi Makes Your Ideas Matter w/Hosted Chef

Following on the heels of our last blog on customer goodness, this time we’re profiling a company who many of you may already be familiar with – Prezi. Prezi provides an ‘open canvas’ that helps more than 17 million users better communicate their ideas. The company’s zooming presentation software lets users choose between the cloud, […]

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Automation Rules @ University of Pennsylvania

We’re getting 2013 started right with yet another story of Opscode Chef customer awesomeness. The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. They’re also using Hosted Chef to do some pretty rockin’ things with their infrastructure. Within Wharton Computing, […]

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Announcing #ChefConf 2013

We’re back at it again! Today we announced our second annual #ChefConf, taking place April 24-26, 2013, in San Francisco at the Hyatt Embarcadero (a pretty cool hotel, btw). Last year’s #ChefConf sold out, attracting nearly 500 system admins, app developers, IT ops pros, and IT architects to collaborate in creating the future of infrastructure […]

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Opscode & Appfirst – Full Stack Automation Meets Full Stack Visibility

Companies that adopt Chef across their full stack, from “bare metal” through application deployment, sometimes feel pretty darn powerful. Chef is fantastic at taking your desired infrastructure outcomes and making them happen– scale with little effort, build and rebuild infrastructure, create dev/test/prod environments etc. But how do you decide what those desired outcomes are? How […]

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Message Bus Takes Email to the Cloud with Opscode

More customer goodness today: Our friends at Message Bus, pioneers in cloud-based infrastructure for email, mobile and social messaging, are using Opscode Hosted Chef™ to automate configuration, environment and application management across the multiple cloud IaaS providers powering the company’s innovative service. What is Message Bus’s service exactly? Well, in short, the Message Bus Global […]

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Webinar: Electric Cloud and Opscode Chef – The PB&J of DevOps

Last month at the Electric Cloud user summit, Opscode and Electric Cloud jointly demonstrated an integration between Chef and Electric Deploy. One month later, we have been very pleased with the initial feedback and are ready to publicly showcase the fruits of our labors. Please join us next Thursday November 29th at 10am PT for […]

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Automating Continuous Deployment w/Chef

Opscode’s own Matt Ray recently spoke at CME Group‘s 2012 Technology Conference, presenting “Automating Infrastructure and Continuous Deployment with Chef,” to financial services IT pros, developers and architects. Check it out here. It’s a clear, informative overview on how Chef works and what benefits it delivers. Whether you’re part of a financial services organization, or […]

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Splunk revs up new SaaS platform w/Hosted Chef

Many of you in our community likely know Splunk, the innovative big data company that enables enterprise companies to collect, analyze and harness the power of their machine data. What you may not know is Splunk now offers a SaaS product designed specifically for the cloud. Splunk Storm offers the benefits of Splunk software as […]

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