Opscode Announces Interoperability with Windows Azure

Opscode Chef™ with Microsoft’s Open, Flexible Cloud Platform Helps Organizations Automate Windows Azure Infrastructure, Accelerating Time-to-Value and Increasing Business Agility

SEATTLE – June 6, 2012 – Opscode®, a leader in cloud infrastructure
automation, today announced its Open Source Chef™, Hosted
and Private Chef™ solutions provide full
interoperability with Microsoft Corp’s Windows Azure to deliver full stack
infrastructure automation – from server provisioning and configuration
management to continuous delivery of infrastructure and applications – for
Microsoft’s open, flexible cloud platform. Utilizing Opscode’s knife
for Windows
Azure, businesses of all sizes can rapidly create, bootstrap and manage Windows
Azure compute instances.

“Maximizing the power of public cloud platforms is best accomplished through the
use of a dynamic, consistent automation engine,” said Christopher Brown, CTO,
Opscode. “With Windows Azure and Opscode Chef, organizations can now make the
most of all Windows Azure offers for Microsoft and Linux-based environments
alike, delivering maximum flexibility and ease of use in bringing ideas to
market and adapting to business change.”

“Windows Azure is an open cloud platform that serves customers with Windows and
Linux environments and allows developers to build applications using their
favored language, tool or framework,” said Helene Love Snell, director, Server
and Tools Business, Microsoft. “Opscode Chef extends the benefits of this open
approach, giving Windows Azure customers tools to easily automate their
infrastructure on Windows Azure.”

Opscode Chef works with Windows Azure to facilitate the creation and management
of Windows Azure instances directly from the command line, ensuring
infrastructure is consistent and easily scalable. With Chef, Windows Azure users
have a new tool to 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 identity management in Active Directory, ensuring a seamless,
enterprise-grade experience. In addition, the open source Chef
features 13,000 registered users, 600
individual contributors, 120 corporate contributors and 450 cookbooks, providing
a rich ecosystem of support for Windows Azure customers looking to make the most
of their investment in the cloud.

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