What Is Chef?
Four months ago we spent more time on maintenance. Now we are doing a lot more innovation. Chef is exceeding our expectations.
Using Chef as part of our application development pipeline we've automated most configuration management, and all code testing.
Chef is a huge time saver and gives us complete confidence in our infrastructure's consistency. We feel we're only just getting started with what Chef can do.
Chef gives us the agility to handle even the craziest spikes in demand because everything is automated and rock-solid.
Chef is an ideal automation framework for Ceph and OpenStack. Not only does it give us complete control, but it's super easy to work with.
Chef is a model for reuse that makes everything from server creation to management to monitoring seamless and inexpensive.
Automation is absolutely critical to our success and Chef has been instrumental in managing our platform.
Treating infrastructure as code, you can take software development concepts and apply them to how the lifecycle of server configuration.
Chef's model lets us make a high-level blueprint of any infrastructure and easily custom-fit our Big Data platform to our clients' needs.
It was a natural step for us to deploy Chef, which allows us to automate and scale our servers and other key IT resources during a period of rapid growth.
We were able to definitively accelerate our time-to-value and time-to-market, which results in operational efficiency and cost savings.
Chef just makes everything so much easier.
Chef lets us apply software engineering practices to our infrastructure.
Chef gives us a blueprint to automate everything, from physical and virtual boxes, Arista switches, CloudStack and NetApp instances, to full applications.
Our infrastructure is fluid, so we needed an automation solution that was super flexible and easy to learn. Chef is both.
Leading change in a large and profitable enterprise is challenging for a number of reasons. Chef helps make change work at Target.
We now have a common code blueprint that dev and ops share, so we're all operating from the same playbook with real-time collaboration.
Today, we run just about everything we do with our infrastructure through Chef, which opens up a number of possibilities for where we can go in the future.
We've begun significantly accelerating the rate at which we can bring new, sophisticated services to our subscribers.
Chef just works. It's more reliable, predictable, and powerful than any other automation platform I've worked with.
We love Chef. We really do... A lot of the stuff we do at Etsy we can do because we don't have to worry about automation.
You write some simple code, then reuse again and again. This makes our infrastructure error-proof, as there’s no risk of potential human error
Chef enabled us to easily and reliably configure our systems to meet our demanding scale requirements.
For us, the reason that Chef was so attractive was its incredible flexibility.
Chef saves me time every day, and recently saved my life in a high-priority implementation.
Chef is kind of like magic. Small, easy-to-understand blocks of code are used to define sophisticated system behaviors.
Chef gives us the confidence to push our creative limits and the framework to eliminate barriers between dev and ops.
With Chef we are in a better position to scale our organization quickly, which allows us to offer our customers reliable access to our popular social games.
From bare metal to a fully configured system, deployment with Chef only took 15 minutes, instead of weeks or months if we were to build it by hand.
Our business would not be where it is today without the technology and support provided by Chef. Chef compressed our time-to-market from months to weeks.
Chef gives us agility. If we want to start developing a new system tomorrow, by Noon we can put every infrastructure piece in place and be ready to go.
Chef ensures we keep pace, providing a platform for developing, testing and delivering applications at a rate that'd be impossible without it.
Chef helped lower the stress of this job. Before Chef, I spent a significant amount of time tied to a pager to ensure our datacenters were running smoothly.
Splunk Storm relies on Chef. The flexibility it gives us to create, destroy and recreate resources with just a few button clicks is invaluable.
University of Minnesota
Chef has made it easy to configure once, then replicate many times over, saving us significant amounts of time.
University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School
Chef automates complex tasks that are otherwise time and resource intensive. It also opens the door to more collaboration and efficiency across the organization.
Using Chef to introduce DevOps into a well-oiled enterprise machine with separate technology stacks, and complex systems.
We couldn't do it without Chef. It would be impossible for any human to manage the complexity that Chef takes on.
Chef allowed us to dive right in to building tools for full cloud integration and automated configurations that ensures repeatability and consistency.
Thanks to Chef, our developers have the freedom to create, innovate and deliver without traditional constraints or time lags.
Chef reduces the time and cost we spend on management, but enables development and ops to work together more easily so we can accelerate the production process.
The secret to effectively seeding devops and growing its influence lies with making your devops journey everyone else's too.
Chef has given us the ability to focus on deriving even more strategic value out of our infrastructure.
Manually configuring 500-plus servers in any amount of time would've been incredibly painful, but in just four days? Impossible without automation.
Chef empowers our engineering teams to spin up test environments, stage, and deploy applications at will, so we can move at the speed of demand.
Chef gives us the automated management to support our customers' wide range of needs, making them happier, which makes us happier.
By bringing in Chef, we were able to automate a very heterogeneous infrastructure that included both legacy and new applications.
Chef is an important part of our DevOps Automation Service, which enabled us to push code to production in our public cloud more than 2,500 times last year.
You can almost print these new machines like you have a factory press. You just put the code in, Chef takes care of it, and prints out new machines for you, faster than ever.
It's that much of a game-changer. With Chef's cloud plug-ins, spinning up servers in an EC2 environment is as easy as a single command.
With Chef, we can sleep well knowing our services are always configured and running exactly as needed.
Using Chef has enabled us to offer an unprecedented level of automation to our customers.
The ability to test your infrastructure and ensure it's in the state you want it to be, that you're actually creating what you want to create is a huge win.