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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[eBook] 10 Ways to Optimize Your Chef Infrastructure Automation Investment

Over time, Chef Infrastructure Automation has become more powerful. Be it creating your own custom resources to simplify writing cookbooks or implementing or monitoring real-time data across environments, there is a myriad of ways for you to make the best use of your infrastructure automation. This eBook covers key best practices for creating better automation.  Download the eBook to […]

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Product Announcement: Chef Infra Client 17 Now Available

Today, I’m excited to announce the release of Chef Infra Client 17. Chef Infra Client 17 builds upon our efforts to make Chef Infra easier to use for a wider range of audiences and use cases. Chef Infra Client 17 includes increased platform coverage, improved cloud support, and improvements to our Chef Infra language.  One of the key ways we are striving to make Chef Infra easier for enterprises to adopt and scale […]

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Chef Infra Best Practices: #3 Testing Chef Infra Cookbooks Fast with Docker

Third installment of the Shape-Up Your Infrastructure Webinar Series – “Testing Chef Infra Cookbooks Fast with Docker”.  It often seems like every day brings about a new mission-critical business application to manage. Each of these critical systems needs special attention as you build out your infrastructure automation. No one wants to push out that “simple” configuration change that causes a business outage. Each and every change, no matter the size, […]

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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 Announcements: New EAS Release, Chef Infra Client 17 and Community Celebration Event

Chef was built around a vibrant, innovative, and supportive community that helped shape the DevOps movement and usher in a series of automation capabilities to help organizations deliver infrastructure and applications quickly and securely. Today, Progress Software announced updates to the Chef portfolio and community program to build on that heritage. The latest Chef Enterprise Automation Stack (EAS) release delivers […]

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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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