Erchef Comes to Hosted Chef

I’m very happy and quite proud to announce the successful deployment of erchef on Hosted Chef this week. Getting erchef into Hosted Chef has been a long and challenging project involving a good chunk of Opscode’s engineers. Since the successful cut over to erchef, our Hosted Chef customers have seen marked reductions in API timeouts […]

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Coding Your Business in the Cloud – Insights from Message Bus and PagerDuty

Continuing our series of #ChefTalks customer videos about the journey to becoming a coded business, this morning we published two more videos to Opscode’s YouTube Channel. Featuring a couple notable technology innovators – Message Bus and PagerDuty – the videos detail varied, unique approaches to leveraging the cloud and Opscode Chef to build more agile, […]

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Awesome Chefs: BranchOut Manages 30 Million Users w/Hosted Chef + AWS

If you read this blog, you’ve no doubt seen us profile what our customers are achieving with Opscode Chef. However, past posts have at times glossed over some of the coolest parts of our customers’ stories. Beginning with this entry, our hope is to begin providing more depth to our user stories with a series […]

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Indiegogo crowd-funds projects around the world w/Chef

From raising money for those impacted by the tornado in Oklahoma, to helping people fight cancer, Indiegogo crowd-funds important, even life-changing projects the world over. To do so, the company uses Rackspace to power a flexible, scalable cloud infrastructure behind all the awesome projects and site traffic. When MTV asked to Indiegogo to power its […]

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Open The Bifrost!

I’m happy to announce bifrost, the Hosted Chef’s new permission manager, was successfully deployed yesterday at 11:30 AM PDT. The deploy took longer than we had estimated based on over a dozen rehearsal deploys. We apologize for the inconvenience of the outage and longer-than-normal deploy window. I think the best way to illustrate bifrost’s impact […]

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Just Released – Update to Knife Plugin for Google Compute Engine

The folks at Google have just published a major update to “knife-google” plugin for Google Compute Engine. Included in this update is a removal of the “gcutil” tookit as an external dependency, meaning that knife-google users can talk directly to the Compute Engine API to spin up new GCE instances and manage them with Chef. […]

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Hosted Chef Upgrades Addendum

I recently wrote about the updates coming soon to Hosted Chef. In particular I described a brand-new permissions manager then scheduled to be deployed the evening of 5/8. This deploy did not occur. We chose to re-schedule due to the last minute discovery of a subtle and hard-to-isolate bug arising from the interaction between Hosted […]

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Cheezburger Builds Massive Social Humor Website Network w/Hosted Chef

Coming out of a seriously rockin’ #ChefConf a week ago, it’s time to profile more customer awesomeness in the Chef Community. This go round it’s a neighbor of ours here in Seattle – Cheezburger, one of the largest social humor sites in the world. You may be familiar with one or more of Cheezburger’s hilarious […]

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Packt Publishing releases “Instant Chef Starter” book

Packt Publishing has just released “Instant Chef Starter” by John Ewart, another installment in Packt’s “Instant” series of short topics in programming and system administration. The book is attractively priced at $7.99 for the eBook format. It’s also well edited and a quick read at 70 pages. The book’s format is quite logical, starting from […]

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