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2018 Compliance Survey Results: Compliance Lays Path to Agility for Software Delivery with ‘Detect, Correct, Automate’ Approach

Last year, we conducted a survey of more than 1,500 Chef customers to help us better understand their most pressing issues related to automation: productivity, roles and technology adoption. As we’ve noted in the past, the highest-performing software organizations are able to outperform their peers in each of three key areas, and associated metrics.

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Applying Compliance on Azure Government with InSpec

In government, compliance and security are a critical component of our job function. The current state of compliance frameworks are bulky and unwieldy for those inexperienced with OpenSCAP/XML. Microsoft Azure Government cloud and InSpec are designed to provide a common language for security, compliance, and automation teams to converge around.

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Detect Spectre and Meltdown Vulnerabilities with InSpec

Earlier this month, Google Project Zero announced several security vulnerabilities in many modern processors, commonly referred to by the names Spectre and Meltdown. These vulnerabilities arise from the exploitation of performance optimizations in modern CPUs, features known as branch prediction and speculative execution.

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Improvements for Windows and InSpec

We are proud to announce some major improvements recently implemented in InSpec. Jerry Aldrich and I, two members of Chef’s InSpec Engineering team, have added two features which considerably improve performance when used with the Windows platform. Backend Caching Improvements First, we have added backend caching for commands.

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The Journey to Continuous Automation

At Chef, we believe that the most successful organizations are those that can outperform their peers on metrics of speed, efficiency, and risk. While there are clear benefits to be had by making measurable improvements on any of these outcomes, taken individually those benefits can only go so far.

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2017 InSpec Year in Review

2017 has been an incredible year for InSpec; the community continues to grow and the project continues to evolve in amazing ways. As the year winds down, I’d like to take a few minutes to reflect on our collective accomplishments.

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Compliance with InSpec: Any Node. Any Time. Anywhere.

InSpec is an agentless compliance scanner, which means that you can use InSpec to perform compliance scans of configuration settings without installing anything, changing configuration settings, or otherwise affecting the state of the machine you are scanning.

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ChefConf 2018 CFP: Compliance Automation Track

ChefConf is the largest community gathering and educational event for teams on the journey to becoming fast, efficient, and innovative software-driven organizations. In other words, you and your team! ChefConf 2018 will take place May 22-25 in Chicago, Illinois and we want you to present! The ChefConf call for presenters (CFP) is now open.

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Happy Birthday OWCA! Plus the Latest Chef Innovations for AWS Customers

Last year at AWS re:Invent, Chef was excited to join Amazon VP & CTO Werner Vogels to announce the availability of OpsWorks for Chef Automate (OWCA). As the first provider of configuration management through OpsWorks, Chef has a long standing commitment to the success of AWS customers.

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A Preview of new Chef support for AWS customers

Last year at re:Invent 2016, Amazon announced the availability of OpsWorks for Chef Automate (OWCA). Chef, available as a service to Amazon customers, opened up continuous automation to a whole new generation of customers creating cloud-native applications.

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