An Award-Winning Way to Start 2020

Chef Rings in 2020 with Multiple Industry Award Wins for Chef EAS and Chef InSpec Chef is kicking off 2020 on a high note announcing five new industry awards signifying our ongoing recognition from the industry as the DevOps leader. These awards underscore the Chef team’s hard work and strong leadership, as well as the […]

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Preparing for April End of Support Dates

This coming April will mark one year since the introduction of the Chef Enterprise Automation Stack. As part of this release, we announced that all of our products are now open source under the Apache 2 license and that Chef’s tested, enterprise-ready software distributions (binaries) are subject commercial license terms going forward.  Today anyone can […]

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Chef InSpec recognized for Compliance Automation Tools in Gartner Report

We believe Gartner provides very useful guidance for organizations struggling with balancing the need to deliver products and services to market faster while having to deal with regulations and compliance requirements that may overburden their teams. The report is titled 3 Steps to Ensure Compliance and Audit Success with DevOps, which Chef has made available […]

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ChefConf 2020 Registration is Now Open!

Registration for ChefConf 2020 is now open. Join us in Seattle or London (or both) this June! ChefConf provides a unique opportunity for technology practitioners, DevOps engineers, application delivery engineers, and IT security professionals to hear from some of the world’s largest companies about how they are driving innovation and capturing more value from their […]

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What to Talk About at ChefConf 2020 – Chef InSpec

The ChefConf 2020 CFP is well underway. Have you put your topic in yet? If you’re still thinking about what talk you’d like to present, maybe you’re considering a talk about Chef InSpec?  InSpec is a powerful tool for investigating and reporting on the security of your various infrastructure components, including resources in the cloud. Organizations […]

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5 Things You Can Do with Chef InSpec Input

Chef InSpec defines security and compliance rules as executable code for testing and auditing applications and infrastructure. Chef InSpec compares the actual state of a system with the desired state that is expressed in easy-to-read and easy-to-write code. As more and more diverse technologies are deployed across data centers, hybrid, or cloud estates, validating compliance […]

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What’s in an endpoint? Managing laptops with Chef

For over 11 years Chef customers and community have trusted us to manage their infrastructure and servers, so it should be no surprise that you can also manage desktops and laptops just as effectively by using Chef Effortless Infrastructure Suite. Chef on Chef for desktop (or laptop) management Chef itself has transitioned to using our […]

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Protect Yourself From the RubyGems Backdoor by InSpec’ing Your Fleet

Chef has invested a lot with the Enterprise Automation Stack in security. With Chef InSpec you can easily scan your systems for potential vulnerabilities and then leverage Chef Infra to run remediation across your entire fleet. This is important because last week’s RubyGems vulnerability likely affected other software you have deployed that uses Ruby. To […]

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Chef Confirms No Products Affected by Backdoored RubyGems

At Chef, we have a cross-functional security team who evaluates and responds to potential security incidents. Because a significant portion of our code uses Ruby and Ruby libraries (known as “gems”), we have been paying close attention to the reports of malicious code insertion into several gems. Shortly after the news of the compromise became […]

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