Escape DLL Hell with the Chef Windows IIS Site Migration Accelerator

In order to migrate an application from one Windows Server Operating System to another, we have to be able to gather all of the dynamic-link libraries (“DLLs”). They could be in the bin for the application itself, they could be in the global assembly cache or the GAC, they could be in the system files, […]

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ChefConf 2019: Making Application Delivery Frictionless

Another reason to attend ChefConf2019: learning to use Chef Habitat! Chef Habitat is a key component of Chef Enterprise Automation Stack; an automation system that allows teams to express infrastructure, security policies, and application lifecycle dependencies as code, to deliver that code via an automated pipeline, and to deploy, observe, and manage the technology lifecycle. […]

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What Does the New Chef Mean for the Community?

Chef would not exist without its community. Our Open Source community built the foundation upon which every part of Chef stands. Together we continue to evolve and grow and shape each other as Chef moves into its third chapter. At Chef we firmly believe that Open Source Software – built by a community of contributors across […]

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End of Support: A Catalyst to Application Lifecycle Modernization

As many of you know, the standard Microsoft lifecycle policy is 10 years of support (5 for mainstream + 5 for extended support) for business and developer products, such as SQL and Windows servers. At the end of the extended support period, patches or security updates are no longer provided, creating security and compliance issues. […]

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Chef Habitat and the runC vulnerability (CVE-2019-5736)

An article was shared yesterday detailing a runC vulnerability that affects Docker and Kubernetes where a malicious container can overwrite a host system’s runC binary, thus allowing root-level code execution on the host. This is an operations nightmare and it made me think of how Chef Habitat can help in these situations. I’d like to give […]

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