Microsoft’s Jeremy Winter at ChefConf: Stagnation is more dangerous than change

Do Change was the theme of ChefConf 2018, and Jeremy Winter, Partner Director – Azure Management and Security, personifies change throughout his career. During his 21 year career at Microsoft, Jeremy started as a developer, moved to running operations for Hotmail, and now runs program management for Azure Management and Security. With the rapid pace […]

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Harnessing the Cloud with AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate

For the past 8 years, Stephen Figgins, System Administrator for University of Kansas Agile Technology Solutions, has been a Chef practitioner and valued member of the vibrant Chef community. At ChefConf 2018, Stephen had a conversation on the main stage with Nathan Harvey, our VP of Community Development. Stephen talked about his journey with the […]

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CSG International and How DevOps Delivers Results

Six years ago, CSG International, the company that provides backend SaaS support to major telecom companies, started their DevOps transformation journey to modernize how they develop and run software. And for the past six years, CSG has made significant strides in transforming to a high-performing IT organization. Scott Prugh, SVP of Engineering and Chief Architect […]

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InSpec GCP Deep Dive

As recently announced Chef has deepened support for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) by adding InSpec integration. Furthermore, the InSpec GCP resource pack is freely available here – suggestions (and contributions) welcome! Before looking at InSpec GCP let’s ensure we have the necessary prerequisites in place. As an aside, we will be following similar setup steps to […]

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ChefConf 2018 Keynote Video: Product Vision & Announcements

It’s hard to believe ChefConf 2018 was nearly a month ago! We were excited to welcome Chef customers and community members to Chicago and share some of the exciting product developments we’ve been working over the last year. Corey Scobie, our new SVP of Product and Engineering, announced the general availability of Chef Automate 2, […]

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Chef Open Source Community News – May 2018

Here are this month’s updates from the Chef, Habitat, and InSpec open-source communities. Despite the fact that we at Chef Software were busy preparing for ChefConf – which had its own raft of product announcements, including the release of Chef Automate 2 – we also managed to accomplish a lot in the open-source world. Chef […]

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Automatically Generating InSpec Controls from Terraform

InSpec-Iggy, or “Iggy” for short, is a new plugin for InSpec that generates InSpec compliance profiles from Terraform .tfstate files (and eventually AWS CloudFormation and Azure Resource Manager templates). Iggy was originally inspired by Christoph Hartmann’s inspec-verify-provision repository and the associated blog post on testing Terraform with InSpec. With the release of InSpec 2.0 and the addition […]

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