Windows Server Application Automation Solutions

Eliminate manual deployment processes and escalating support costs for Windows Server based applications with Chef automation solutions.


Windows Server Application Delivery Solutions Built for Mixed Environments

Windows has been around for a long time and as a result many organizations have a broad mix of both custom built and COTS applications running on various versions of Windows server in their environment. As a result many DevOps teams are left with a plethora of Windows applications that are hard to maintain and difficult to automate as part of continuous delivery pipelines. Chef helps clients dramatically lower the cost of supporting Windows Server based applications by providing a common tool set for defining, packaging and delivering applications across server versions and environments. 

Maximize Windows Application Automation ROI with Chef

Cost Avoidance

Avoid paying for an extended support contract

Speed Cloud Migrations

Decrease cloud migration times by 30% or more

Scale Continuous Delivery

Build once and deploy on-demand anywhere

Lower Operational Overhead

Eliminate thousands of hours of manual work

Mitigate Risks

Ensure systems are current and compliant

Increase Application ROI

Deliver new features and updates up to 80% faster

Extend Your Application’s Lifecycle without Refactoring or Rewriting

With Chef, IT teams can repackage an application and deploy on a supported system without having to do a rewrite or refactor. Chef abstracts the application from the underlying Operating System (OS) by capturing and bundling its needed dependencies, and creating a portable package that can be deployed and managed anywhere. Chef’s approach goes beyond doing a basic “lift and shift” by modernizing the application and enabling it to be managed the same way cloud native applications are managed. In fact, a major manufacturer estimated a savings of at least $1.6M across a portfolio of two hundred legacy apps using Chef Habitat vs. their previous plan of doing a lift-and-shift. 

Chef Windows Server 2008 R2 Application Migration Program

Extended support for Windows Server 2008 R2 ended on January 14, 2020. Wherever you are in your migration efforts for Windows Server 2008 R2, Chef can help you get there faster and improve long-term manageability of the applications. Chef supplied resources available to customers still running Windows Server 2008 R2 include:



Exit Strategies for Windows Server 2008 End-of-Support

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Migration FAQ

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Windows Application Delivery Automation Resources

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The Chef Enterprise Automation Stack gives clients a single path to production for newly-created and legacy applications that are being migrated into Azure.

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Chef Windows Server IIS Site Migration Accelerator

.NET apps running on top of Microsoft’s Internet Information Services (IIS) comprise a large number of older applications running on Windows Server. In response, Chef has built an accelerator that dramatically reduces the time it takes to migrate ASP.Net based applications. The Chef IIS Windows Server Site Migration Accelerator scans the dependency tree of an app and pulls together all of the DLLs so they can be recreated in their new home. 

Fortune 500 Company Packages 75 IIS Sites in Less than 8 Hours

Using the Chef Windows IIS Accelerator, Chef consultants were able to scan, and package 75 ASP .NET based applications for a major US company in less than 8 hours.

74 apps

were scanned and packaged within minutes

1 app

required to additional 3 hours of troubleshooting

Unleash the Power of New Platforms and Innovate for the Future

The Chef Enterprise Automation Stack (EAS) offers a modern approach for coded enterprise to deliver value quickly, repeatedly, and securely over every application lifecycle. Chef is reinventing the way organizations build, deploy, secure and manage applications. By taking an application first approach, Chef enables companies to quickly capture everything the application depends on to run, and package it as an artifact that can be deployed anywhere. This portable, infrastructure-independent package format future-proofs your applications and protects your investments, allowing you to take advantage of whatever infrastructure innovations come next.

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