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On Friday, June 19th 2020, the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison called a snap press conference to reveal that the nation was under cyber-attack by a state-based actor.

Anthony Rees
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This is a follow up to the post Automated Rollback the Ultimate Application Release Insurance Policy in which we discuss key implementation considerations related to application rollback and rollforward. Chef Habitat is an open-source automation solution that enables you to define, package and deliver your applications to any environment without rewriting or refactoring.

Eric Calabretta
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Sometimes in IT certain terms take on a life of their own. They push past their original meaning and become something different, rollback is one of these terms. In the language of enterprise IT, “rollback” means getting the system back into a working state.

Eric Calabretta
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It’s time to talk about Chef Infra upgrades! Last time around, we covered why it’s important to run on the latest client, and reviewed some of the improvements that have been made in the last few years of releases.

Rob Campbell

Note: The end-of-life (EOL) dates for Chef Manage 2.5.x+, Chef Backend 2.x have been extended from December 31, 2021 to December 31, 2022. For more information read the updated product announcement “New Chef Infra Server Automate Functionality and EOL Updates for Chef Manage and Backend”.

Josh O'Brien

The blog below is a guest blog post written by Datadog, one of our ChefConf Online sponsors. Modern environments are complex, consisting of many hosts, Virtual Machines (VMs), or containers that can scale up and down at a moment’s notice.

William To, Copywriter at Datadog
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At ChefConf Online 2020, we showed just how far Chef has come in the application delivery space.

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The blog below is a guest blog post written by Epsagon, one of our ChefConf Online sponsors. What is Distributed Tracing anyway? In the olden days, to debug problems, developers would typically log into the server running the software and inspect the logs and maybe some real-time metrics to investigate the issue.

The blog below is a guest blog post written by ShuttleOps, one of our ChefConf Online sponsors. Consistent Application Packaging The Chef Enterprise Automation Stack (“EAS”) and the “Effortless” pattern were created to give organizations the ability to automate configuration management, compliance and application delivery via a unified set of tools.

Damith Karunaratne, CEO at ShuttleOps

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