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Enterprise Chef 11.3.0 Release

In January we released Chef analytics 1.1 which added some great new features including a flexible rules engine for notifications inline diffs in the actions view a new webhook notification destination At the time of the release, Chef analytics relied

Chef Client 12.1.0 Multipackage Installs

This is a guest post by Phil Dibowitz, Production Engineer at Facebook At the Chef Community Summit this year, as with all Summits, there was a Hack Day. My hack project was to extend Chef’s package resource to be able

Chef Client 12.1.0 Released

Ohai Chefs, Today, we’re excited to announce that Chef Client 12.1.0 is now available. This release brings with it many new features and bug fixes. Below are some of the highlights. For more information, check out the changelog, release notes,

Standard Bank: Our DevOps Journey (Pt. 4)

This is the fourth entry in our ongoing, bi-weekly series examining our customer Standard Bank’s DevOps journey. You can read the first entry here, the second entry here and the third entry here. Continue below for part four. This post

ChefConf Talk Spotlight: A sobering journey from Parse / Facebook

We’re five weeks away from ChefConf 2015 and we’re filling seats fast, so, if you haven’t already, register today and guarantee your seat at the epicenter of DevOps. Continuing our series of spotlights on the tremendous talks, workshops, and sponsors

Pauly Comtois: My DevOps Story (Pt. 3)

This post concludes our bi-weekly blog series on Awesome Chef Paul Comtois’ DevOps Story. You can read the final part below, while part one is here and part two is here. Thank you to Pauly for sharing his tale with

Chef and Microsoft to Bring Further Automation and Management Practices to the Enterprise

New Agreement Empowers Enterprises to Automate Workloads Across On-Premises Data Centers and Microsoft Azure to Become Fast, Efficient, and Innovative Software-Driven Organizations SEATTLE – Feb 23, 2015 – Today it was announced that Chef and Microsoft Azure have joined forces

Cookbook Caching

If you’re configuring cookbook s3 URL TTL in your chef-server.rb configuration file (opscode_erchef['s3_url_ttl']), then you’ve been creating cookbook URLs that expire that many (28800 by default) seconds from “now” (i.e. the time of the request), which is great for Chef

ChefConf Talk Spotlight: Scholastic’s Tech Transformation: Taking Servers from Pets to Cattle, Now with More Containers

Continuing our ongoing blog series highlighting all the fantastic talks, workshops, and sponsors at ChefConf 2015, today we’re focusing on our friend John Byrne from Scholastic and his talk, “Scholastic’s Tech Transformation: Taking Servers from Pets to Cattle, Now with

Pauly Comtois: My DevOps Story (Pt. 2)

This post continues our bi-weekly blog series on Awesome Chef Paul Comtois’ DevOps Story. You can read part two in this series below, while part one is here. Context: Pauly Comtois is the VP of DevOps at Hearst Business Media.