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Chef and DevOps at JustGiving

JustGiving is the world’s largest fundraising platform. In the last twelve months, JustGiving has helped tens of millions of people raise over $700,000,000 dollars. This post describes how JustGiving uses Chef and DevOps to help manage its infrastructure and create

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DevOps and the bottom line

Nicole Forsgren, Chef’s Director of Organizational Performance and Analytics, has published an article, “DevOps and the bottom line.” In it, she explains how DevOps gives companies a competitive advantage that far surpasses what traditional approaches, such as buying new hardware,

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Videos of Customer Success with Chef

Chef is everywhere, or at least we try to be. From DevOpsDays to reInvent, meetups to ChefConf, to the constant stream of field engagements, success engineering projects, trainings, and much more, our team is out there and engaging with every

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Announcing new dates for ChefConf 2016

A few months ago, we announced ChefConf 2016 would be in Austin, TX, May 9-11, at the beautiful JW Marriott hotel. Many of you in the community were excited about the location, which boasts tremendous culture, food, outdoor activity, nightlife,

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Chef Now Available on AWS

Collaboration Between Chef and AWS Enables Businesses to Use Automation, Cloud, and DevOps Practices to Rapidly and Safely Deliver Customer Value Through Software SEATTLE & NEW YORK – July 9, 2015 – From the AWS Summit – New York, Chef,

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Darwin, Dodd-Frank and the Lean Enterprise

What are the biggest ideas that will shape 21st Century companies? Opinions vary, but here’s my nomination for the top three: Natural Selection. The basic idea is that, over many iterations, the fittest are selected, and the weak wither away.

Posted in catv, devops, security, webinar

DevOps: You keep using that word…

These days there are lots of folks talking about DevOps. We read about DevOps in the Wall Street Journal, CIO Magazine, and in endless Gartner and Forrester reports. We’re told we must have DevOps for our organization to survive against

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Omnibus-ctl: What is it and what can it do for you?

Are you building software with Chef Omnibus? Do your packages need to run multiple runit services? Then Omnibus-ctl may be for you! Omnibus-ctl is a massively useful tool you can use to run common commands in Chef Omnibus packages. What is

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#cheffriends at Velocity Santa Clara 2015

The Velocity Conference holds a special place in the hearts of Awesome Chefs everywhere. For many of us, DevOps was born with John Allspaw and Paul Hammond’s 10+ Deploys Per Day at Velocity 2009. Since then, Chef founders, employees, and

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Chef Supports AWS in New AWS Pop-Up Loft in New York

We’re very excited to announce we are once again supporting our friends at AWS in bringing the wildly popular AWS Pop-up Loft to New York. Building on the success of the Pop-up Loft in San Francisco, we’re joining with Intel

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