Opscode Announces Integration with VMware vCloud

Company Releases New API Plugins for VMware vCloud, Terremark and BlueBox, Enabling Users to Flexibly Automate vCloud Infrastructure in Both Private and Public Cloud Environments

SEATTLE – August 27, 2012 – Opscode®, the leader in cloud
infrastructure automation, today announced Open Source Chef™, Hosted
Chef™
and Private Chef™ all provide
integration with VMware
vCloud
to deliver full
stack infrastructure automation for VMware’s production-level cloud computing
services. Leveraging Opscode’s Knife
plugin
for the VMware
vCloud API, businesses of all sizes can rapidly create, bootstrap and manage
VMware vCloud instances, from server provisioning and configuration management
to continuous application delivery.

Opscode also today announced new Knife command-line plugins VMware vCloud public
cloud providers Terremark and Blue
Box
, enabling users to flexibly deploy and automate
vCloud infrastructure in these public cloud services. Opscode currently provides
Knife command-line integration with a broad spectrum of public cloud providers.
For the full list please visit:
http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Community+Plugins

“The real power of cloud computing is the flexibility to choose how much compute
you need, where and when you need it, and to move your application stack to a
different infrastructure at any time,” said Christopher Brown, CTO, Opscode. “By
delivering API integration with VMware vCloud, Terremark, Blue Box and many
others, Opscode Chef gives customers the flexibility to make the most of the
cloud, ensuring they can easily automate the full application stack in any
compute environment.”

Opscode Chef works with VMware vCloud to facilitate the creation and management
of vCloud instances directly from the command-line, ensuring private cloud
infrastructure is consistent and scalable. Meanwhile, Opscode Chef integrates
with VMware vCloud public cloud providers Terremark and Blue Box to enable
customers to easily move projects between private the public clouds, reducing
infrastructure management and improving operational efficiency.

Opscode Chef provides recipes – re-usable configuration templates – for
everything from rebuilding environments to deploying applications. In addition,
the open source Chef community features 16,000
registered users, 760 individual contributors, 140 corporate contributors and
500 cookbooks, providing a rich ecosystem of support for VMware vCloud customers
looking to make the most of their investment in the cloud.