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Opscode Wins ‘Product of the Year’ From Searchdatacenter.com

2010_SDC_POY_genericOPSCODE WINS ‘PRODUCT OF THE YEAR’ FROM SEARCHDATACENTER.COM

Leader In Infrastructure Automation Recognized With Gold Award In The Category of Systems Management

SEATTLE, Wash – January 24, 2011 –Opscode, Inc., the leader in infrastructure automation, today announced that its flagship product, Chef, was awarded ‘SeachDataCenter.com’s 2010 Product Of The Year’ in the category of Systems Management. The product of the year awards are selected by SearchDataCenter.com’s editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts and consultants. SearchDataCenter.com’s independent judges analyzed dozens of enterprise related products and selected winners on the following criteria: Ease of integration into existing environments, functionality, innovation, manageability, performance and value.

“Infrastructure automation is one of the most urgent and critical challenges in IT,” said Adam Jacob, Author of Chef and Co-Founder of Opscode. “We are thrilled SearchDataCenter.com recognizes the value Chef and the Opscode Platform provide to organizations facing the toughest IT challenges in data center management and cloud computing.”

With the advent of cloud computing and virtualization, it is easier than ever to create new servers on demand. Very quickly, a bottleneck has developed around the configuration management layer, where files are written and packages are installed as new server infrastructure is built and maintained. Chef and the Opscode Platform allow developers and systems engineers to fully automate their infrastructures with re-usable code, and without having to build or maintain systems management tools.

About SearchDataCenter.com

SearchDataCenter.com guides IT managers through the decision making and evaluation process they face when making key business choices for their corporate data centers. SearchDataCenter.com offers strategic and practical information on designing, maintaining, furnishing, staffing and running the enterprise data center, focusing on every aspect of the data center, including systems management, disaster recovery and backup, server consolidation strategies and more.

SearchDataCenter.com is part of the TechTarget network (www.techtarget.com). TechTarget publishes integrated media that enable information-technology (IT) marketers to reach targeted communities of IT professionals and executives in all phases of the technology decision-making and purchase process. Through its industry-leading Web sites, magazines and conferences, TechTarget delivers measurable results that help IT marketers generate qualified sales leads, shorten sales cycles and grow revenues.

About Opscode

Opscode is the leader in infrastructure automation and provides the Opscode Platform, a widely used hosted service for configuration management and infrastructure automation. Opscode delivers Chef, the open source configuration management and integration framework used by thousands of organizations to manage and scale infrastructure. Founded in 2008, Opscode’s management team includes experts responsible for creating and operating some of the world’s largest websites and cloud computing platforms. The company is privately held and headquartered in Seattle, WA. More information can be found at http://www.opscode.com.

Press Contact:

Jay Wampold, Director of Marketing and Communications, Opscode, 206-682-3986, jay@opscode.com

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