Awesome Chefs – Sonian Takes Archive & Search to the Cloud w/Opscode

Good news this morning, as we announced that Sonian, the pioneer in cloud-powered email archiving and search, has deployed Opscode Hosted Chef™. Sonian is using Hosted Chef to automate configuration, environment and application management across the multiple cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) providers powering the company’s innovative archive and search service. Sonian’s cloud-powered information […]

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With New Chef Integration, Cloudmunch Offers up “Full Stack Continuous Delivery”

Earlier today our friends at Cloudmunch announced the launch of Cloudmunch Devops Platform, an exciting new continuous delivery platform with native integrations to both Github and Hosted Chef. At Opscode, we think this ought to be compelling for Chef users for two reasons: Approachable Continuous Delivery – If you’d rather spare yourself the trouble of […]

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RealSelf Builds Online Consumer Health Community w/Hosted Chef

Continuing our series of customer spotlights, today we published a case study on RealSelf, a consumer health and beauty community that helps people make informed decisions on elective cosmetic services. To keep pace with rapid growth of its online community, RealSelf needed a solution capable of automating configuration for its application development pipeline. As the […]

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Managing cloud infrastructure is easy when you have the cheat code

Another week, another tale of some Awesome Chefs in our Community doing big things with Chef. This time, the story comes from right here in Opscode’s backyard of Seattle. Meteor Entertainment, which publishes free-to-play games globally, with an emphasis on community engagement, needed to scale out hundreds of Amazon EC2 servers to deliver HAWKEN (which […]

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Getaroom Makes Booking Hotels Cheap and Easy with Opscode

More customer awesomeness today, this time from our friends at Getaroom, who make finding the best rates on hotels anywhere in the world fast and easy. Getaroom has deployed Opscode Hosted Chef™ to automate configuration management for the Amazon EC2 infrastructure powering their popular travel service,  achieving a mean time to new compute capacity of […]

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The Making of Erchef, the Chef 11 Server

The Chef 11 Server provides significant improvements in terms of compute efficiency, scalability, and operability. We achieved these improvements by rewriting the API server in Erlang and switching the data store from CouchDB to PostgreSQL. This post provides a behind the scenes look at some of the engineering decisions and development approaches involved in creating […]

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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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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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