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ChefConf ’21: Online proved to be an action-packed three-day event. Catch up on all the highlights below

Piyushree Nagrale
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Whether you’re new to Chef or an old pro, Test Kitchen can be a boon to anyone looking to dive into test-driven automation practices and rapid code development.

John Tonello
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Any company that handles credit card data, especially in the United States, is subject to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), and already knows how difficult and time-consuming PCI audits can be.

Alan Baptista

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On August 10, 2020, Chef was named a Strong Performer in The Forrester Wave™: Infrastructure Automation Platforms, Q3 2020. In particular, the Forrester report stated: “Chef Software’s solution is a good fit for customers that want class-leading governance and compliance features.

Dan Hauenstein

Identity is the new perimeter. Now, cloud services, containers, service meshes and container orchestration platforms all rely on machine identities such as X.509 TLS certificates for secure machine-to-machine communication. However, it’s not always easy for developers to include strong machine identities in the fast-paced environments they work in every day.

Paul Cleary, Ecosystem Architect at Venafi

Chef automates infrastructure, and DNSimple automates domain management. By combining forces, you can use Chef-Infra’s consistency guarantees to ensure system naming is done properly across your entire infrastructure, even if you are running it across a heterogeneous collection of hosts. At DNSimple, we use Chef Infra to automate our global infrastructure of DNS servers.

Amelia Aronsohn, DNSquirrel, DNSimple
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Chef Habitat changes the way applications are defined and deployed enabling automation teams to describe in code everything the application needs to be built, run, and managed. By standardizing this process, Chef Habitat provides a way to automate application deployment in even the most heterogeneous environments.

Nick Rycar

The guest blog post below is written by Relevance Labs, one of our ChefConf Online Sponsors. Today, with Chef making their entire product stack open source, they will now have their own distribution that will be sold under a subscription arrangement. If you are a Chef user, upgrade to the latest version (16.2.

Pradeep Nair Pradeep Joshi

Welcome back to the upgrading Chef Infra blog series! Over the past weeks we’ve talked about why you should upgrade and how to upgrade your cookbooks for compatibility through the use of cookstyle. Your cookbooks are now ready to function with the newest Chef Infra versions.

Dan Flores Montanez

The guest blog post below is written by Rezilion, one of our ChefConf Online Sponsors. Legacy approaches to software compliance and security often involve preventive controls that are time-consuming and require manual processes and workflows.

Tal Klein, Chief Marketing Officer at Rezilion

It’s not DNS. There’s no way it’s DNS. It was DNS. A system administrator’s haiku, many have uttered before. Today it rings true once again. CVE-2020-1350 is a vulnerability found in _all_ versions of Windows Server DNS back to 2003. Found by the folks at Checkpoint, this is a highly critical vulnerability.

Galen Emery James Massardo Collin McNeese

The blog below is a guest blog post written by Logz.io, one of our ChefConf Online sponsors. For those of you on the Sec (security) side of DevSecOps, DevOps is a cultural and philosophical change to facilitate business alignment and to deliver higher quality software faster.

Jonah Kowall
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