Preview: Chef 0.8 and the Opscode Platform

Folks using Chef already know its the easiest and best way to get an automated server infrastructure up and running. We here at Opscode have been hard at work making it even easier. In his latest episode of the Opscode Screencast, CTO Adam Jacob gives a sneak peek of what’s coming in the Chef 0.8 release, along with the first details of a new service that we’re close to launching.

In the video, Adam shows how to create a new infrastructure in EC2, consisting of two Apache web servers behind a dynamically configured HAProxy load balancer.

You can apply for early access here.

We’ll be selecting a few customers to help us prove out the platform before opening it up.