Chef Professional Services

Achieve your most ambitious automation and DevSecOps business goals with our experience as a founder and leader in the space.

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Maximize Your Investment in Automation Now

With over a million hours of expertise at your fingertips, Chef professional services can accelerate your automation time-to-value by 10x compared to going it alone.  We do this by:

  • Upskilling your team via training
  • Transferring our seasoned expertise to your team
  • Ensuring you are adhering to best practices
  • Helping re-shape your processes and culture by showing you how to do it
  • Providing you a design tailored to your scale, situation, and needs up front
  • Building key foundational projects with you and your team

We Work as a Seasoned Extension of Your Team

For almost a decade, Chef Professional Services has gained a tremendous amount of experience in helping its clients drive their infrastructure automation and DevOps journeys to ultimate success. All Chef consulting engineers possess real-world strategic and tactical experience in IT and software development in the financial, health care, software and educational verticals.

Best practices, thought leadership, quality, innovation and collaboration — that is Chef Professional Services.

Key skills and best practices we bring to the table
  • Source control management (SCM)
  • Branching & Code review
  • Local dev/test
  • Pipelining
  • System Administration
  • Security & Compliance
  • Functional testing
  • Integration testing
  • Green and Brownfield Provisioning
  • Secrets Management
  • Versioning & artifact management
  • Cloud & Multi-cloud

No matter where you are on your journey, we can help you

Learning & Planning

Assessment Service

Chef Services will conduct a detailed assessment of the customer’s current Chef & DevOps capabilities and create a clear roadmap to the next level of maturity. Expected outcome is for the customer to have clarity of their current state and Chef providing a desired future-state roadmap. Includes current state assessment & recommendations, architecture and bespoke training.

Length: 1-4 weeks in duration.

Starting

Quick Start or Basic Onboarding Service

Quickly showcase the power of the Chef Enterprise Automation Stack for a POC or pre-production pilot on a small subset of the customer’s fleet. Expected outcome is for the customer to realize a fully-functional, turn-key implementation, receive formal or bespoke training, OS hardening cookbooks & profiles, pipeline reference architecture, Chef best practices, linting framework, Chef Infra & InSpec Reference Architecture and CIS & DevSec Profiles.

Length: 4-10 weeks in duration.

Doing

Maturity Acceleration Service, Habitat Foundation Service

You are using Chef in a small production environment (# of servers and/or a subset of Chef). The desire is to expand the usage of the Chef Enterprise Automation Stack for a production environment. Expected outcome is for the customer to realize a fully-functional, turn-key implementation, receive formal or bespoke training, OS hardening cookbooks & profiles, pipeline reference architecture, Chef best practices, linting framework, Chef Infra & InSpec Reference Architecture, Habitat Essentials, Habitat Packaged Deployments and CIS & DevSec Profiles.

Length: 8-12 weeks in duration.

Scaling

EAS Foundations (Automate, Infra, InSpec & Habitat)

You are using Chef in a production environment. The desire is to expand the usage of the Chef Enterprise Automation Stack at production scale (# of systems, pipeline, ITIL). Expected outcome is for the customer to realize all Chef technologies fully implemented, configured and providing continuous business, operational and technical value. Chef integrations with software development pipeline platforms, ITIL and business systems is complete. Receive formal or bespoke training, OS hardening cookbooks & profiles, pipeline reference architecture, Chef best practices, linting framework, Chef Infra & InSpec Reference Architecture, Habitat Essentials, Habitat Packaged Deployments and CIS & DevSec Profiles.

Length: 8-12 weeks in duration.

Innovating

EAS Factory (Automate, Infra, InSpec, Habitat)

You are using Chef at-scale in production environment. The desire is to expand the usage of the Chef Enterprise Automation Stack in a fully-committed DevSecOps model. Expected outcome is for the customer to realize all Chef technologies fully implemented, configured and providing continuous business, operational and technical value. Chef integrations with software development pipeline platforms, ITIL, security and business systems is complete. Receive intermediate and/or bespoke training, OS hardening cookbooks & profiles, pipeline reference architecture, Chef best practices, linting framework, Chef Infra & InSpec Reference Architecture, Habitat Essentials, Habitat Packaged Deployments and CIS & DevSec Profiles.

Length: 8-26 weeks in duration.

Scaling & Innovating

High-Availability Managed Service

All the benefits of Chef Automate on-premises, plus the scalability and availability to match your most mission-critical applications. Chef Managed Services provides HA implementation, validation and documentation of the HA cluster and ongoing management services include:

  • Monthly check-in calls
  • Log analysis complete with error and performance reviews
  • Guided upgrades
  • Optimization
  • Capacity planning and changes
  • Cluster revalidation
  • Code and integrations to manage the cluster
  • PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch cluster management expertise
  • Habitat packages built for PostgreSQL and Elasticsearch clusters (certified/supported/hardened/tested)

Learning & Planning

Assessment Service

Chef Services will conduct a detailed assessment of the customer’s current Chef & DevOps capabilities and create a clear roadmap to the next level of maturity. Expected outcome is for the customer to have clarity of their current state and Chef providing a desired future-state roadmap. Includes current state assessment & recommendations, architecture and bespoke training.

Length: 1-4 weeks in duration.

Starting

Quick Start or Basic Onboarding Service

Quickly showcase the power of the Chef Enterprise Automation Stack for a POC or pre-production pilot on a small subset of the customer’s fleet. Expected outcome is for the customer to realize a fully-functional, turn-key implementation, receive formal or bespoke training, OS hardening cookbooks & profiles, pipeline reference architecture, Chef best practices, linting framework, Chef Infra & InSpec Reference Architecture and CIS & DevSec Profiles.

Length: 4-10 weeks in duration.

Doing

Maturity Acceleration Service, Habitat Foundation Service

You are using Chef in a small production environment (# of servers and/or a subset of Chef). The desire is to expand the usage of the Chef Enterprise Automation Stack for a production environment. Expected outcome is for the customer to realize a fully-functional, turn-key implementation, receive formal or bespoke training, OS hardening cookbooks & profiles, pipeline reference architecture, Chef best practices, linting framework, Chef Infra & InSpec Reference Architecture, Habitat Essentials, Habitat Packaged Deployments and CIS & DevSec Profiles.

Length: 8-12 weeks in duration.

Scaling

EAS Foundations (Automate, Infra, InSpec & Habitat)

You are using Chef in a production environment. The desire is to expand the usage of the Chef Enterprise Automation Stack at production scale (# of systems, pipeline, ITIL). Expected outcome is for the customer to realize all Chef technologies fully implemented, configured and providing continuous business, operational and technical value. Chef integrations with software development pipeline platforms, ITIL and business systems is complete. Receive formal or bespoke training, OS hardening cookbooks & profiles, pipeline reference architecture, Chef best practices, linting framework, Chef Infra & InSpec Reference Architecture, Habitat Essentials, Habitat Packaged Deployments and CIS & DevSec Profiles.

Length: 8-12 weeks in duration.

Innovating

EAS Factory (Automate, Infra, InSpec, Habitat)

You are using Chef at-scale in production environment. The desire is to expand the usage of the Chef Enterprise Automation Stack in a fully-committed DevSecOps model. Expected outcome is for the customer to realize all Chef technologies fully implemented, configured and providing continuous business, operational and technical value. Chef integrations with software development pipeline platforms, ITIL, security and business systems is complete. Receive intermediate and/or bespoke training, OS hardening cookbooks & profiles, pipeline reference architecture, Chef best practices, linting framework, Chef Infra & InSpec Reference Architecture, Habitat Essentials, Habitat Packaged Deployments and CIS & DevSec Profiles.

Length: 8-26 weeks in duration.

Scaling & Innovating

High-Availability Managed Service

All the benefits of Chef Automate on-premises, plus the scalability and availability to match your most mission-critical applications. Chef Managed Services provides HA implementation, validation and documentation of the HA cluster and ongoing management services include:

  • Monthly check-in calls
  • Log analysis complete with error and performance reviews
  • Guided upgrades
  • Optimization
  • Capacity planning and changes
  • Cluster revalidation
  • Code and integrations to manage the cluster
  • PostgreSQL, Elasticsearch cluster management expertise
  • Habitat packages built for PostgreSQL and Elasticsearch clusters (certified/supported/hardened/tested)

Some of Our Experience

Rizing

How Rizing went from installing and configuring SAP S/4HANA systems from a few days to an hour

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Hearst Business Media
Hearst Business Media

Q&A with Pauly Comtois, VP of DevOps at Hearst devops in large enterprises and how Chef fits into the picture.

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Verisk Analytics
Verisk Analytics

Automating cloud migration and modernizing legacy applications

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Chef’s impact to your business

Based on our experience delivering transformative automation to our customers.

Speed to market

Deliver your ideas, innovation, and fixes to your customers in minutes not months

Predictability

One automated, standard, and repeatable path to production for deploying changes, even one offs

Confidence

Deploy rapidly with confidence changes that have been fully tested and validated via automation at commit, in the pipeline, and at provisioning

Efficiency

Manage thousands to tens of thousands of servers and applications per IT administrator vs. tens and hundreds

Security

Develop and test from a secure & compliant baseline and validate continuously for adherence in you stage and production environments

Collaboration

Create transparency, communication, and foster innovation in your team instead of creating silos

Auditability

All system changes in every environment tracked from commit to deployment including who, what, when, and why

Extensible

Leverage the same best in class automation technology across cloud(s), on-premise, and in containers and avoid platform lock-in and platform dependent processes

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