Schuberg Philis

Schuberg Philis Delivers Mission-Critical IT Services with Chef

Dutch IT Outsourcing Leader Deploys Chef Enterprise Chef™ to Automate Configuration of Entire Hybrid Cloud Application Stack, from Compute, Network and Storage Infrastructure to Application Delivery
"Enterprise Chef gives us a blueprint to automate everything, from physical and virtual boxes, Arista switches, CloudStack and NetApp instances, to full applications. Enterprise Chef's multi-tenancy means we can easily dedicate and manage resources for specific customers. Chef's capabilities combined with Jenkins ensure what we've automated runs smoothly for customers day and night." Brenn Oosterbaan, Mission Critical Engineer, Schuberg Philis.

The Challenge

Schuberg Philis provides innovative outsourcing services, focusing on mission critical application infrastructures that its customers rely on 24x7x365. By combining CloudStack-based resources, VMware NSX Software Defined Networking and NetApp's FAS C-mode storage, Schuberg Philis offers its customers a unique, highly flexible hybrid cloud that delivers maximum flexibility and availability. In order to guarantee 100 percent functional uptime for its customers' application landscapes, Schuberg Philis deployed Enterprise Chef across its entire hybrid cloud to deploy infrastructure and applications as code, improving system repeatability and scalability, while eliminating risk of human error.

The Solution

Working with Chef and NetApp, Schuberg Philis has created and open sourced Chef Cookbooks for automating the management of CloudStack servers and NetApp C-mode storage using Knife API plug-ins for API communication with these core infrastructure components. Now, Schuberg Philis can manage storage configuration and compute resources via a single automation platform, accelerating resource provisioning, improving system visibility and resiliency, streamlining management, and reducing risk for its customers' mission-critical ecosystems. In addition, Enterprise Chef's multi-tenancy gives Schuberg Philis the flexibility to manage compute, storage, application and monitoring resources for specific customers, providing dedicated mission-critical application landscapes.

The Results

Using Enterprise Chef, Schuberg Philis has automated configuration management of CloudStack compute services and NetApp C-mode storage as well as application delivery across a large-scale hybrid cloud infrastructure, delivering 100 percent functional uptime for its customers' mission-critical application infrastructures.