Rachel Chalmers , Research Director at the 451 Group , recently profiled Opscode , saying:
“In mid-January, Chef celebrated its first birthday. Opscode, the commercial backer of the project, was understandably pleased with its accomplishments. One hundred people have signed up to contribute to Chef and 52 – only five of them Opscode employees – have submitted code. The software now supports Mac OS X, FreeBSD, OpenBSD and all major Linux distributions. Not bad for an infant project that tackles one of the most complex and urgent problems in all of IT: automated infrastructure management.
[…] Chef draws on its founders’ hands-on experiences with scale-out datacenters. It tackles a critical problem for all cloud applications: the need to very rapidly provision and configure the underlying servers.”
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