Opscode Named “Cool Vendor” by Leading Analyst Firm

Company Experiencing Period of Rapid Growth as Enterprise Begins to Re-Tool for New Generation of IT Infrastructure Management and Automation

SEATTLE – May 16, 2012 – From #ChefConf
, Opscode®, the
leader in cloud infrastructure automation, today announced that Gartner,
, has named Opscode as a “Cool Vendor” in DevOps.
Opscode recently announced that it’s commercial customer base has surged into
the hundreds, with customers ranging from small and medium sized businesses to
Fortune 500 companies in Financial Services, Retail, Media and Entertainment,
Hi-Tech and Internet Services.

The Gartner report “Cool Vendors in DevOps, 2012,” published on April 19, 2012,
and authored by Ronni J. Colville, Jim Duggan and Cameron Haight, states:
“Interest in DevOps-oriented tools initially centered on configuration
management technologies, but is expanding into the monitoring arena for
operations teams. The desire to speed up the introduction of software updates
into production is stimulating interest in tools that can automate the build,
test and release life cycle.”

“We believe Gartner’s analysis is solid recognition of Opscode as an enabler of
the DevOps movement and further validation of our role in driving a new era of
infrastructure management and automation as enterprises begin to re-platform
their IT infrastructure,” said Jay Wampold, vice president of marketing,

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Jason McDonald

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