Applying Compliance on Azure Government with InSpec

In government, compliance and security are a critical component of our job function. The current state of compliance frameworks are bulky and unwieldy for those inexperienced with OpenSCAP/XML. Microsoft Azure Government cloud and InSpec are designed to provide a common language for security, compliance, and automation teams to converge around. Azure Government is designed to […]

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Habitat Builder: The fastest path from code to cloud native

Today we’re excited to take the wraps off the public preview of the latest member of the Chef family, Habitat Builder. Builder is a service that makes building cloud-native apps faster and easier than ever. We are also releasing new integrations for Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes. Read on to learn more about everything we’re releasing, […]

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IHG’s Strategy for Delivering Change at Velocity with Chef Automate

Automation Drives Velocity The world has changed, and with it so too has the way we do business. We now can manage nearly every aspect of our day-to-day lives from our phones. Therefore, convenience has become the currency companies use to attract customers. To provide that convenience, every company now finds that it’s a software […]

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Building Developer Services with Habitat

Something we often talk about in the arena of DevOps is the need for cultural or organizational change. One thing that’s often missing from the conversation is the virtuous cycle that tends to occur between People, Process, and Technology. As DevOps has helped us rethink our processes and organizations, technology has advanced and changed under […]

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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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Achieving Windows Compliance with InSpec

This blog post is a follow-up on our Windows Compliance with InSpec webinar by Joe Gardiner, Senior Solutions Architect and Christoph Hartmann, InSpec Creator that was presented live on April 11, 2017. In that webinar, we describe what Continuous Compliance is and we cover assessment with InSpec and remediation with Chef. This post provides additional […]

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Quantifying DevOps Outcomes: Efficient Service Stability

Last week, we hosted a live webinar, “Efficient Service Stability” – the final episode in our four part short-form, interactive series, “Quantifying DevOps Outcomes.” For me, this series has been a fun improv exercise in working with audience feedback to figure out where we should focus our time together. Your feedback in these webinars has helped […]

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