Habitat® and Chef® Automate for Applications

A little over two years ago, the Habitat project was begun, with the idea that applications can move much faster if we design automation from the application’s point of view. This took the form of an abstraction, and a contract, between the application layer and the underlying infrastructure beneath it. Since then, we have worked […]

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Announcing General Availability of Chef Workstation

We are excited to announce that Chef Workstation, which we first released in beta at ChefConf 2018, is now generally available. Chef Workstation provides everything you need to get started with Chef in a straightforward one-click installation, and to start delivering infrastructure automation without the need to set up any other software like a Chef […]

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Announcing InSpec 3.0

We’re excited to announce the release of InSpec 3.0! Since the last major revision of InSpec in February, InSpec has been downloaded 49270 times, we’ve merged more than 330 pull requests from 85 contributors, and added dozens of new resources. The 3.0 release includes a ton of bug fixes, usability improvements, and additional platform support. […]

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Habitat and Azure: Cloud Migration for Any App, Anywhere

Businesses today are in the process of augmenting or even shutting down their data centers, and moving into the public cloud. As customers  move their services into Azure or other cloud providers, they quickly confronted by a breadth of questions some of which are listed below. How do we most effectively move our services into […]

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Chef Open Source Community News – August 2018

Here’s this month’s round up of what happened in August across the Chef, Habitat, and InSpec open-source communities. Chef This month’s release of Chef Client 14.4 is the newest in the Chef 14 series, and includes seven new preview resources, many improvements to existing resources, and a brand new Knife profile management command. Chef Client […]

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Moving forward with PowerCLI instead of InSpec-VMware

Summary If you use the VMware ecosystem in your day to day job, you may have seen the incubation InSpec project inspec-vmware and got excited about the possibilities of running InSpec tests against your VMware Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC)s and VMware on AWS. If you haven’t seen the inspec-vmware project, imagine the ability to audit/validate […]

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Chef Open Source Community News – July 2018

Here’s what happened in July across the Chef, Habitat, and InSpec open-source communities. Chef This month we released Chef Client 14.3, the newest release in the Chef 14 series. Chef 14.3 introduces the concept of preview resources, adds several new resources, and cleans up the shell_out API. What is a preview resource, you ask? As […]

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End-of-Life Announcement for Chef Compliance Server

Today we are announcing the end-of-life date of the standalone Chef Compliance Server product to be December 31, 2018. All of the functionality of Chef Compliance Server is already incorporated into Chef Automate 2 whose general availability we announced at ChefConf 2018. Chef Automate 2 includes newer out-of-the-box compliance profiles, an improved compliance scanner with […]

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Deploy Applications with HPE OneSphere and Chef Automate

HPE Discover gets underway this week and it’s a great opportunity to see how HPE and Chef seamlessly integrate to help companies of all sizes manage their IT infrastructure. Chef and HPE’s enterprise systems encourage modern day cloud velocity to get your organization on the path towards digital transformation. With Chef and HPE, you can […]

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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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