Author:

JJ Asghar

JJ works with Strategic Technical Alliances at Chef Software making integrations work with Chef, Habitat, and InSpec. He works on everything from Azure, VMware, OpenStack, and Cisco with everything in between. He also heads up the Chef Partner Cookbook Program to make sure customers of Chef and vendors get the highest quality certified cookbooks. He grew up and currently lives in Austin, Texas.


Chef at DevOpsDays Dallas

In the great state of Texas we are lucky enough to have a couple DevOpsDays. This year, Chef was a Platinum Sponsor at the first ever DevOpsDays Dallas on September 15th and 16th. We had Michael Hedgpeth emceeing our maiden voyage.

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Cask Data and the Chef Partner Cookbook Program

I’d like to announce that Cask Data is now part of the Chef Partner Cookbook Program. They have certified the Cask Data Application Platform Cookbook. Cask Data is a startup in Palo Alto, California focused on enabling developers access to the powerful technology of big data without the steep learning curve.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise and the Chef Partner Cookbook Program

I’d like to announce that Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is now part of the Chef Partner Cookbook Program. They have certified the OneView and the iLO cookbooks which provide interfaces via Chef to two flagship HPE products. The OneView cookbook allows users to configure and manage HPE hardware using OneView’s unified API.

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Datadog and the Chef Partner Cookbook Program

I’m delighted to announce that Datadog is now part of the Chef Partner Cookbook Program. Datadog is a monitoring and analytics platform for cloud-scale infrastructure. Combining metrics and events from servers, databases, applications, configuration management tools, and more, Datadog provides a unified view of system health and performance.

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DNSimple and the Chef Partner Cookbook Program

I’d like to announce that DNSimple is now part of the Chef Partner Cookbook Program. DNSimple provides the tools you need to manage your domains.

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Sensu and the Chef Partner Cookbook Program

We’re happy to announce that Sensu is now part of the Chef Partner Cookbook Program. Sensu is an open-source, cloud-aware, monitoring framework that allows organizations to compose comprehensive monitoring & telemetry solutions that meet their unique business requirements. Known as a monitoring router, you can create dynamic scalable alerts and views into your systems.

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Rackspace and the Chef Partner Cookbook Program

I’d like to announce that Rackspace is now part of the Chef Partner Cookbook Program. Their first cookbook is rackspace_monitoring which provides some Custom Resources to help administer Cloud Monitoring for resources in the Rackspace cloud.

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Threat Stack and the Chef Partner Cookbook Program

I’d like to announce that Threat Stack is now part of the Chef Partner Cookbook Program. Threat Stack is a cloud-native security monitoring service that enables growth-driven companies to scale with confidence by identifying and verifying insider threats, external attacks, and data loss in real-time.

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Highlights from 2016 DevOps Days Austin

On May 2 & 3, Chef proudly sponsored DevOps Days Austin and the Happy Hour event. I was in great company with four Chef presenters: Nathen Harvey, Matt Ray, Jody Wolfborn, and me – JJ Asghar.

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Graylog and the Chef Partner Cookbook Program

I’d like to announce that Graylog2 has been badged in the Chef Partner Cookbook Program. If you don’t know the Chef Partner Cookbook Program is a collaboration between both Chef and the vendor to help validate cookbooks in our public supermarket. Graylog centralizes and aggregates your log files for maximum visibility.

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