Chef Infra Best Practices: #4 Custom Resources the Building Blocks of your Cookbooks

The fourth instalment of the Shape-Up Your Infrastructure Webinar Series – “Custom Resources the building blocks of your cookbooks”  Chef Infra Client includes more than 150 built-in resources to manage things like files, packages, templates, and services. Custom resources enable users to add their own resources as an extension of Chef Infra client. Commonly used resources can […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Attend Chef Infra 17 Launch Event

Chef Infra Client 17 is on its way, simplifying how IT teams automate their infrastructure!  The release of Chef Infra 17 is packed with features, upgrades and improvements, including adoption of Test Driven Development (TDD) practices.  Chef is hosting a live launch event on Wednesday, April 28. We go live at 9:00 AM PT with a fun–packed, hour-long session featuring Chef Infra Product Manager, Tim Smith and Benny Vasquez, Chef Community and DevRel Manager. Tim and benny will highlight the […]

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Chef Infra Best Practices: #2 Serve-up Continuous Compliance with Chef Infra Compliance Phase

Second installment of the Shape-Up Your Infrastructure Webinar Series – “Configure Chef Infra & Compliance Using Built-In Functionality”.     Today pretty much any IT system used to transact business or store customer data is subject to some level of compliance regulation and needs to be audited.  The responsibility for conducting audits and ensuring systems are compliant has fallen on the shoulders of […]

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Chef Infra Best Practices: #1 Using Cookstyle for Infra Client Upgrades

Believe it or not, infrastructure configuration solutions like Chef have been around for more than 10 years now. Over those 10 years, Chef has continued to improve the functionality of Chef Infra, requiring clients to not only upgrade to a new version, but also update some of the associated automation they have built. Depending on the current version being run, and the amount of automation built, upgrading Chef could have ended up being a […]

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Case Study: A Lesson in Digital Transformation in the Midst of a Global Pandemic with Edgenuity

Edgenuity provides online learning and teacher resources and is used by 75% of U.S. school districts. Over the past five years, the company has seen explosive growth both organically and through acquisitions. In addition to mounting capacity challenges, they also faced gaps in the way they built, tested and deployed applications.   At the beginning of 2020, […]

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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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