Rule the cloud with Chef Automate and AWS

Last week at re:Invent, Amazon Web Services CTO, Werner Vogels unveiled AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate during his keynote. We here at Chef are super excited and the initial reception has been amazing! Previously, I covered what’s inside the new offering from a technical perspective. What may not have been entirely clear, are some of the reasons behind why […]

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Assess and remediate your Windows Servers with Chef

I’m pleased to announce two new Chef assets that enable you to assess and remediate your Windows 2012 R2 Servers using the compliance feature of Chef Automate. They are both basic, initial examples, but demonstrate how you can use a compliance profile in conjunction with a cookbook to apply best practice server hardening. Windows Hardening Benchmark […]

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The blind adoption mistake: How to determine if containers are right for you

Making mistakes is part of life. But that doesn’t mean blindly making choices, in life, or in technology, without considering whether others have trodden the same path before. Every generation of technology — disruptive or not — brings with it a similar set of challenges as the previous generation, only in a different form. One […]

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“Shift Left” Security and Compliance Automation with InSpec and Chef

Velocity needs control to be successful. As DevOps delivers high-velocity, high-performing digital transformation for business, there is increased focus on the need for security and compliance capabilities to match. Balancing these two seemingly contradictory demands – velocity and control – is difficult. We’re excited that our launch of InSpec 1.0, and its integration with Chef […]

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Announcing InSpec 1.0 – Compliance as Code

One year ago, we released InSpec, an open-source project for infrastructure and test automation that helps companies incorporate compliance into their deployment pipelines. Today, after 70 releases, and with a great development community to support us, we are proud to announce InSpec 1.0 and the launch of inspec.io. InSpec for DevOps InSpec is primarily for […]

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Habitat 301: Building Habitats

In this Habitat 301 session from ChefConf 2016, Jamie Winsor, senior software engineer at Chef, discusses the design of the Habitat build service, including the use of such technologies such as ZeroMQ and protocol buffers (protobufs) — as well as Habitat itself — to build a dynamically-scalable distributed system. Help Build Habitat If you’re interested […]

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Habitat 201: Habitat in the Ecosystem

In this Habitat 201 talk from ChefConf 2016, George Miranda, product marketing manager at Chef, talks about how Habitat integrates into the rest of the ecosystem around containers and modern application management. He discusses Habitat’s integrations with Docker, rkt, Mesosphere and Kubernetes and what role Habitat plays in this world. You might also be interested […]

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[Watch] Chef Automate: Scale your use of automation

What is Chef Automate? Chef Automate is our new approach to scaling up the use of automation across your organization. It builds on our open-source projects: Chef for infrastructure and cloud automation, InSpec for compliance automation, and the newly released Habitat for application automation. Moving from manual processes to automated ones, incorporating compliance tests into your […]

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