LAN Takes Flight With Opscode For Data Center Automation

One of Latin America’s Largest Airlines Selects Hosted Chef™ for Rapid Data Center Configuration and Automation

SEATTLE, Wash – February 7, 2012 – Opscode, Inc.®, the leader in cloud infrastructure automation, today announced that LAN, one of the largest airlines in Latin America, has selected Opscode’s Hosted Chef™ to configure, manage and automate its data center supporting operations for Opscode’s Hosted Chef will allow the airline to securely, quickly and seamlessly scale hundreds of servers to provide customer access during high-demand periods and will save precious man hours.

LAN and its affiliates currently serve more than 76 destinations around the world through an extensive network within Latin America, and connections to North America, Europe and the South Pacific.

“It was a natural step for us to deploy Hosted Chef, which allows us to automate and scale our servers and other key IT resources during a period of rapid growth,” said Emilio Soto, chief infrastructure manager with “As part of our long-term automation strategy, we will use Hosted Chef to automate key components of our IT infrastructure.”

“Whenever a company experiences this level of growth, it can create significant challenges around scaling IT operations,” said Adam Jacob, co-founder and chief customer officer of Opscode. “By utilizing infrastructure automation with Hosted Chef, is better positioned to solve complex problems with simple, reusable code. This ensures the company is able to efficiently scale its infrastructure to meet its business demand without the costs traditionally associated with systems management.”

Opscode Hosted Chef is an infrastructure automation solution that quickly and easily deploys servers and scales applications through an organization’s entire infrastructure. Because it combines the fundamental elements of configuration management and service-oriented architectures with the full power of Ruby, Hosted Chef makes it easy to create a fully automated infrastructure. Hosted Chef is the world’s first and only hosted software-as-a-service platform for automated infrastructure configuration and management.

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