Using AWS Systems Manager to Run Compliance Scans Using InSpec

Starting today, all AWS customers have the ability to perform compliance as code using InSpec through AWS EC2 Systems Manager (SSM). InSpec, an open-source testing framework from Chef, provides teams the ability to define and assess system state and status across the entire application lifecycle. InSpec can already be used with AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate to […]

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Open Source & Dollar Bills: Building a Successful Company on “Free” Software

How do you build a successful, profitable company on top of open-source software, when you’re giving away the core product? In this post, which accompanies a talk I’m giving at the Linux Foundation’s 2018 Open Source Leadership Summit, I’ll discuss how building a company on an open-source foundation is a fundamentally aggressive move, yet has […]

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Chef Automate Release – February 2018

Last week Chef announced the February release of Chef Automate. This marks the GA release of the compliance scanner with job scheduling, and adds features to make analysis easier, such as date-range search. Chef Automate now provides compliance scanning capabilities for a full range of enterprise needs: agent-based scans to provide continuous visibility into status; […]

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Chef Open Source Community News – January 2018

Chef has always been built atop a very strong open-source community. However, we’ve heard from many of you that it’s hard to find news about new features being developed in our open-source projects. Thus, we are starting 2018 off by trying something new, which is to summarize open source developments in Chef, Habitat, InSpec, and […]

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Chef Automate Release – December 2017

Last week Chef announced the December release of Chef Automate, which builds on significant compliance automation capabilities delivered during 2017. Our customers use Chef Automate to detect and correct policy violations that indicate non-compliance with standards ranging from company policies to government regulations. To help customers meet these standards and keep pace with increasing complexity, […]

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