Opscode Announces Integration with Google Compute Engine

SEATTLE, WA – June 28, 2012 – Opscode®, the leader in cloud
infrastructure automation, today announced that Opscode Open Source
, Hosted Chef™ and Private
solutions provide full integration with Google Compute
, delivering full stack infrastructure
automation – from server provisioning and configuration management to continuous
delivery of infrastructure and applications. Leveraging Opscode’s knife
for Google
Compute Engine, businesses of all sizes can rapidly create, bootstrap and manage
Google cloud resources.

“The public cloud holds the potential for true workload mobility, where users
can move data, applications and operations between clouds as needed, ensuring
the right mix of price and performance,” said Christopher Brown, CTO, Opscode.
“To realize this potential, public cloud providers need to eliminate barriers to
mobility and Google Compute Engine is doing just that by creating an open,
easily accessible cloud platform. By leveraging Opscode Chef to build their
applications, customers are able to easily migrate their explications from other
virtual machine services to Google Compute Engine with a single command, or vice

Google Compute Engine provides a highly reliable, open, cost-effective compute
infrastructure that enables any developer or business to run large scale
computing workloads on the same infrastructure that runs Google search, Gmail,
and ads. Google’s world-class data centers and infrastructure technology provide
unparalleled performance and value, and its architecture is optimized for
predictability, scalability, security, and flexibility.

Opscode Chef combines with Google Compute Engine to enable the creation and
management of cloud resources directly from the command line, ensuring
infrastructure is consistent and easily scalable. With Chef, Google Compute
Engine users can automate the full compute stack, from server provisioning all
the way through application deployment. Opscode Chef provides recipes –
re-usable configuration templates – for everything from rebuilding environments
to configuring resources, ensuring a seamless, enterprise-grade experience. In
addition, the open source Chef community
features 13,000 registered users, 600 individual contributors, 120 corporate
contributors and 450 cookbooks, providing a rich ecosystem of support for Google
Compute Engine customers looking to make the most of their investment in the

“In order to help our customers get the most out of our cloud platform
products,” explains Shailesh Rao, Director of New Products and Solutions for
Google Enterprise, “we have worked closely with technology partners to integrate
complementary offerings and with services firms to enable them to build powerful
new cloud-based solutions that help customers accelerate their success and

Google Compute Engine partners include services firms, such as systems
integrators, developers, and IT consultants, and technology firms, such as
software vendors, platform companies, and management and tools vendors. These
partners offer complementary services, solutions, and technologies that have
been integrated to provide customers with powerful new solutions using Google
Compute Engine. For more information on Opscode and its solutions integrated
with Google Compute Engine, please visit,
and to learn more about the Google Compute Engine, please go to

Jason McDonald

Jason is a Seattle-based digital marketer for Chef. One time he was runner up in an office table tennis tournament.