Habitat and Twelve-Factor Applications

Twelve-Factor Applications are not something revolutionary or new. The concepts were originally published over 5 years ago, however they are are still relevant today as they were then. With the growth of Cloud Computing and the introspection that has taken place in the industry about how you run distributed services at scale, it’s useful to […]

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Chef Automate release – July 2017

Chef Automate is officially one year old as of this latest release (1.5.46). Happy birthday, Chef Automate! There are a number of things to highlight this release. Compliance Views Better insight of compliance state and profile data is now available by default in the Chef Automate GUI. The new views are available from the top-level navigation […]

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Chef Announcements: Lighting the Path from Here to There

Technology shifts, such as the moves toward cloud-native applications and container-first architectures, make it clear that tomorrow will look very different from today. But how to get from here to there? Today Chef announced a host of new product features, partner offerings, and skill-building opportunities that, taken together, light a path for enterprises to follow. At […]

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Enterprise Ready Habitat Plans Now Available

Today at ChefConf 2017 we are excited to launch a new program for enterprise content around Habitat and announce a first set of “enterprise ready” Habitat plans. The plans are all open source and serve as best practice references to guide you as you write plans for your own applications. For example, the PostgreSQL Habitat […]

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Integrate Chef into your Build and Release pipelines with Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services

Today, we are pleased to announce the first release of Chef Integration for Visual Studio Team Services, released to the Visual Studio Marketplace. We know many of you are users of Visual Studio Team Services and have asked how to integrate Chef into your build and release pipeline, so we have brought you these tasks […]

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Chef Automate now available in the Azure Marketplace

Chef and Microsoft are excited to announce the general availability of Chef Automate in the Azure Marketplace. Chef Automate partners with Microsoft Azure to give your operations, development, security and compliance teams a common platform that takes advantage of the flexibility, scalability, and reliability that Azure offers. Chef Automate helps teams build, deploy, and manage […]

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Introducing Scaffolding and Multi-Service Supervisor in Habitat 0.20.0

We recently released Habitat 0.20.0, which introduced two new features: Scaffolding and Multi-Service Supervisor. These features continue to make it easy to build, deploy, and manage your applications with Habitat. (For a more in-depth look at Multi-Service Supervisors you can read this blog post.) These two features are exciting because they make it super simple to […]

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InSpec, Habitat, and Continuous Compliance

In my last post, I talked about some of the benefits of containers, how containers can complicate compliance requirements, and how InSpec can help. InSpec provides a human-readable infrastructure and compliance testing language that allows you to scan your hosts, VMs, and containers to ensure your fleet’s compliance. But let’s take this one step further. […]

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