What is Application Definition?

Application definition is the process of creating a codified operational runbook. It formalizes the process of describing in code everything an application needs to be built, run, and managed.By openly defining in code all of the requirements for building, running and maintaining an application at the outset, we not only gain consistent delivery across all […]

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Automated Application Rollback with Chef

This is a follow up to the post Automated Rollback the Ultimate Application Release Insurance Policy in which we discuss key implementation considerations related to application rollback and rollforward. Chef Habitat is an open-source automation solution that enables you to define, package and deliver your applications to any environment without rewriting or refactoring. The software […]

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Automated Application Rollback Insurance for Release Teams

Sometimes in IT certain terms take on a life of their own. They push past their original meaning and become something different, rollback is one of these terms. In the language of enterprise IT, “rollback” means getting the system back into a working state. This ensures a system can be immediately restored if a system […]

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Re-Defining Application Delivery: ChefConf 2020 Habitat Highlights

At ChefConf Online 2020, we showed just how far Chef has come in the application delivery space. We heard from several customers on how they’ve been able to improve their application outcomes: Early Warning Services: Reduce application deployment and build release times for legacy processes from 4 to 8 weeks to an hour, a 98% […]

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What’s New with Chef Habitat

Chef Habitat is an open source automation product for defining, packaging, and delivering applications to any environment, regardless of operating system or platform. In the first half of 2020, we’ve rolled out a number of new features in Habitat, including building out integrations with Chef Automate. We’re really excited about the incredible progress we’ve made […]

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Chef Habitat Product Announcement – Builder On-Prem Enhancements that Extend Support to Airgap Environments and Simplify Set-Up  

Chef Habitat provides automation capabilities for building and delivering applications to any environment. Both operations and development teams benefit from the adoption of a consistent configuration process used across all applications.  Developers define and build a package for their application, with the dependencies needed at build time and runtime. Build packages can be exported to […]

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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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