Opscode Enables Customers To Rule the Cloud

Company Announces Integration with Several Cloud Computing Providers Including Amazon EC2, HP Cloud Services, Rackspace Cloud, OpenStack, VMware vCloud, CloudStack, Eucalyptus, Joyent Cloud, Terremark, Voxel and BrightBox</p>

SEATTLE – May 16, 2012 – From #ChefConf 2012, Opscode®, the leader in cloud
infrastructure automation, today announced that Opscode Chef™ provides
integration with a wide range of public cloud services. Using the knife
command-line tool
, users of Open Source Chef, Hosted Chef™ or Private Chef™ can
seamlessly automate cloud infrastructure from server provisioning and
configuration management to continuous delivery of infrastructure and
applications, accelerating time-to-market and reducing IT costs.

“Working collaboratively with the Chef community, we’ve developed plugins for a
number of leading public cloud services, ensuring easy integration and
consistent model of interaction,” said Christopher Brown, CTO, Opscode. “By
using Chef to automate infrastructure in public cloud environments, businesses
can speed the delivery of applications, while using fewer resources to do so,
helping them get the most from their investment in the cloud.”

Opscode Chef provides plugins to the knife command-line tool for a broad
spectrum of public cloud platforms, enabling users to spend less time managing
infrastructure and more time leveraging its potential to increase operational
efficiency and drive business growth. Currently, Opscode and its open source
community offer knife plugins for the following public cloud services:

  • Amazon EC2
  • BrightBox
  • CloudStack
  • Eucalyptus
  • HP Cloud Services
  • Joyent Cloud
  • OpenStack
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Terremark
  • VMware vCloud
  • Voxel, an Internap Company

“The economies of scale offered by the cloud are clear and with
OpenStack-powered Rackspace public and private clouds, these benefits come with
the Fanatical Support® that over 100,000 customers rely on to be successful,”
said Mark Interrante, Vice President of Product for Rackspace. “Open cloud
brings open choice for our customers in how they leverage their cloud resources,
and with Chef they have tools to do so easily and efficiently.”

“Ensuring that our global IT customers can proactively automate the
configurations of applications and the orchestration of elastic infrastructure
resources through Eucalyptus is critical to their successful adoption of cloud,”
said David Butler, senior vice preside of marketing at Eucalyptus. “With Opscode
Chef, users can easily configure and deliver applications and servers to our
infrastructure as a service cloud, enabling them to get the most from our
services, while we take care of the rest.”

About #ChefConf

#ChefConf features three days of technical sessions, workshops, training and
keynotes designed to help businesses maximize the value of their IT investment
and accelerate the speed of business. From in-depth discussions on the latest
trends in IT infrastructure management, DevOps and cloud configuration, to
engaging panel discussions on real-world use cases, #ChefConf is shaping the
future of infrastructure automation.

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Jason McDonald

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