Chef Infrastructure Management
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Empowering IT Resource Managers through automation to improve efficiency while reducing risk across IT resources.
Chef Desktop allows IT resource managers to automate the deployment, management, and secure maintenance of any large fleet of IT resources – such as laptops, desktops, and kiosk workstations – from a centralized location. With Chef Desktop, organizations can gain control over IT resources, ease the management burden, and ensure compliance to minimize risk.
Apply consistent, flexible policy-driven configuration and maintain visibility into fleet-wide status.
Automate tasks, eliminate time-consuming manual processes, and reduce costs for managing any large fleet of desktops and laptops.
Maintain continuous compliance by auditing and remediating against industry standards.
The rapid growth of digital business, cloud, and hybrid IT has made the need for automation as urgent as ever. Organizations are looking for ways to control and monitor their very large fleets of desktops, laptops, and kiosks in a way that promotes productivity and reduces risk.
As IT resource fleets expand, organizations must accommodate the needs of a variety of employee roles, manage different operating systems, and eliminate new security threats. But configuration is often manual, time-consuming, and error prone, with different tools and processes required for different operating systems and teams. Managing security and compliance is nearly impossible, with few opportunities to enforce policy consistently, inefficient and ineffective audits, and no easy way to gauge risk.
Chef is a DevOps pioneer, having brought the infrastructure-as-code concept to enterprises worldwide. Chef software is in use in some of the most demanding IT environments on the planet, helping organizations deliver infrastructure and applications quickly while maintaining security. Chef Desktop applies lessons learned from agile and DevOps practices to IT resource management, enabling new levels of efficiency, scale, and risk management. Instead of point-and-click, manual configuration, desired state is defined in code, and can be reliably and repeatedly applied to the fleet. Best of all, Chef Desktop comes with the code already written, with curated content to audit and harden popular laptop and desktop operating systems. This approach helps IT resource managers gain value immediately while maintaining ultimate flexibility to meet enterprise-specific needs.
Chef Desktop is a customizable and extensible solution that allows organizations to manage their enterprise-wide IT resources (laptop, desktop, kiosk) through automation. It helps teams eliminate manual processes and gain continuous visibility into the configuration and compliance state of IT resources across the enterprise using a single tool.
Chef Desktop allows for the automation of IT resources regardless of operating system, enabling a centralized change-control process for deploying and managing the fleet. This eliminates mistakes and time wasted arising from manual processes, thereby increasing organizational velocity.
To reduce risks that naturally arise from distributed, heterogeneous IT resource fleets, Chef Desktop enables continuous compliance auditing against Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmarks that can be tuned to enterprise- or role-specific needs. Issues can be remediated automatically or flagged for follow-up, as needed. And Chef Desktop can be flexibly deployed to address unique needs such as air-gapped environments and other non-traditional setups.
Provision and enroll laptops without needing manual configuration.
Deploy, manage and scale changes to the entire desktop/laptop fleet.
Automatically implement config policies and fine tune for special cases.
Consolidated single-pane dashboard across platforms.
Controlled, automated rollout of software updates.
Transparency of known state of fleet for easy audit and traceability of changes.