Compliance as Code: The New Frontier in Compliance Automation

There is no doubt that DevSecOps practices accelerate the pace of digital transformation, but those same practices also introduce new challenges to maintaining compliance. Traditional compliance approaches risk slowing software delivery, exacerbating audit pain, and leaving organizations with an incomplete view of compliance posture.   Fortunately, Code serves as a common source of truth, shared as a common language among the teams and can be used […]

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Chef & Jenkins: Better Together

Chef Habitat changes the way applications are defined and deployed enabling automation teams to describe in code everything the application needs to be built, run, and managed. By standardizing this process, Chef Habitat provides a way to automate application deployment in even the most heterogeneous environments. To illustrate this, we recently hosted a webinar where […]

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Secure Your Cloud Estate with Continuous Audits

To meet the demands of an ever more connected world, executing on a comprehensive cloud strategy has become a critical component for organizations at any scale. While cloud platforms have made it incredibly easy to define and scale environments on demand, with those capabilities come new challenges in how to validate that those environments have […]

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Why Coded Enterprises are Winning at DevOps

More than 10 years ago Chef ushered in the era of DevOps with the introduction of Chef, the “infrastructure as code” tool. Fundamental to the success of Chef was the belief that “the best way to build software is to do it in close collaboration with the people who use it.” Today there are more […]

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End of Support: A Catalyst to Application Lifecycle Modernization

As many of you know, the standard Microsoft lifecycle policy is 10 years of support (5 for mainstream + 5 for extended support) for business and developer products, such as SQL and Windows servers. At the end of the extended support period, patches or security updates are no longer provided, creating security and compliance issues. […]

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Reducing Audit Pain with Continuous Compliance

No one questions that audits are stressful, painful and time-consuming. But organizations — financial institutions especially — must conduct audits to ensure security and validate compliance regulatory requirements. As security threats increase or regulations change, entities in turn must conduct more audits. But how can a company stay competitive when so much time and resources […]

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Repackage, Don’t Rewrite! Improving Portability and Agility of Legacy Applications with Habitat

Until now, there have only been two approaches to deal with business-critical legacy applications written in a pre-cloud era: rewrite them, which is a painful, risky and long-lived process (and in some cases, not possible); or lift-and-shift, which doesn’t address the underlying technical debt or the difficulty of managing and deploying this software. In our […]

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