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Welcome (more and more) new Chefs

Here’s yet another post in our ongoing series of blogs about the many new engineers joining our team. Get to know a little bit more about the awesome folks who have jumped on-board our ship to make Chef even more

New Book: “Customizing Chef” by Jon Cowie

The fine folks at O’Reilly just published our good friend and Awesome Chef Jon Cowie‘s (Etsy) book Customizing Chef. This book is a must read for anyone who has already gone through our Fundamentals webinar series, or is using Chef

We Do Not Sell Vacuum Cleaners

[Scene opens on an idyllic suburban neighborhood where a salesman in an ill-fitting suit and sporting well-greased hair approaches the door of a quaint, one-story brick home.] [Man knocks. A cheerful yet cautious woman opens the door. ] Salesman: “Hello

There is one Chef Server, and it is Open Source

Chef is used by companies of all shapes and sizes, from tiny startups to the largest companies in the world, to create businesses where infrastructure moves as fast as software. One thing that binds all these different companies together, regardless

Chef Releases Chef 12 to Power DevOps Practices in the Enterprise

Company Converges to Single Source Code Base and Introduces Tiered Subscription Model to Deliver Web-Scale IT in the Enterprise IT Automation Platform Delivers Comprehensive Integration with Windows PowerShell DSC, VMware vCloud Air, and Amazon Web Services SEATTLE – September 8,

Chef Brings DevOps Platform and Practices to Windows and Microsoft Azure

New Chef Integration with Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration Enables Users to Automate Workloads and Accelerate Application Delivery In Both Windows and Linux Environments SEATTLE – September 8, 2014 –Chef, the leader in web-scale IT automation, today announced new integration

Chef Delivers DevOps Automation for VMware vCloud Air

Today we announced interoperability with VMware vCloud Air, helping create a DevOps workflow that accelerates software and service delivery. Chef provides a single platform for automating heterogeneous systems in both virtualized and hybrid cloud environments. By delivering interoperability with VMware

Announcing Chef Server High Availability and Replication

Today I’m thrilled to announce two new add-ons for Chef Server 12: Chef Server High Availability and Chef Server Replication. These two features are among the most-frequently requested product enhancements and allow customers to geographically distribute highly-available Chef server clusters

Chef RFCs and You

This was originally posted on Chef RFCs are a way to propose and discuss changes to Chef and related projects. What is an RFC? Each RFC proposes a major change to Chef or another piece of software, or to

Chef demonstrates vCloud Air integration at VMworld 2014

We’re pumped for VMworld this week, especially because our own Matt Ray is taking part in a cool joint demo with our friends at VMware. Tomorrow (8/26) at 4 pm PT, Matt is joining Jay Marshall from VMware in demonstrating