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George Miranda

Former Chef Employee


Chef Automate’s New Release Cadence

Over the last year, we’ve adopted a monthly release cadence for chef-client and chefdk. That regular cadence has served us well, allowing users to predictably plan for and schedule upgrades. Today, we’re pleased to announce that Chef Automate will follow suit and also adopt a monthly release cadence.

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Current State Clarity, Part 4 – Chef Provisioning

This post is part 4 of a 4 part series.  Read Part 1 for an overview of the current state of the ecosystem, Part 2 on Policyfiles, and Part 3 on Push Jobs. I spent a good portion of my career tackling provisioning problems.

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Current State Clarity, Part 3 – Push Jobs

This post is part 3 of a 4 part series. Read Part 1 for an overview of the current state of the ecosystem, and Part 2 on Policyfiles.

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VMware vRA 7.0+ and Chef

We’re happy to announce that Chef can now drive VMware’s vRA 7.0+ automation suite. We’ve released 2.0.0 versions of both knife-vrealize and kitchen-vra along with a 1.0.0 version of chef-provisioning-vra.

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Current state clarity, Part 2 – Policyfiles

If you’ve never heard of Policyfiles, you should start by reading Michael Hedgpeth’s excellent Introduction to Policyfiles.

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Policyfiles, Push Jobs, and Provisioning – Clarity on the current state of the Chef ecosystem

The 2016 Chef Community Summit in Seattle brought to light a particular set of concern and confusion in our community around the future of three Chef ecosystem tools: Policyfiles, Push Jobs, and Chef Provisioning.

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Rule the cloud with Chef Automate and AWS

Last week at re:Invent, Amazon Web Services CTO, Werner Vogels unveiled AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate during his keynote. We here at Chef are super excited and the initial reception has been amazing! Previously, I covered what’s inside the new offering from a technical perspective.

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Inside the new AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate service

We’re excited about this morning’s announcement at AWS re:Invent unveiling the new AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate service. This service helps anyone get started quickly with Chef Automate in a low-risk low-friction way with all the benefits you’d expect from any native AWS service.

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Chef at The Incredible Automation Day (TIAD) in Paris

Jessica DeVita and I recently had the pleasure of speaking at The Incredible Automation Day in Paris, France. TIAD has themes around learning to learn, experimentation, cloud, IoT, and de-automating ourselves. That last one, de-automating ourselves, was particularly intriguing to me. That concept can be taken several ways.

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How to run Habitat applications in Kubernetes

Note: This blog post may be out of date. Check out a more recent article “Get Started with Habitat on Kubernetes” from our partners at Kinvolk. Habitat simplifies creating, managing, and running containers.

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