Topic: chef

Chef introduces Compliance tools

Chef is aiming at building out an entire life-cycle-management platform for provisioned systems. Today, the company announced the general availability of Chef Delivery, as well as a new product called Chef Compliance, which includes the fruits of its acquisition of VulcanoSec, a German software security firm. Chef Delivery has been available to select users since … continue reading

Red Hat acquires Ansible

Red Hat today announced that it is acquiring AnsibleWorks, the company behind the infrastructure-provisioning software known as Ansible. The tool is a somewhat slimmed down take on the Chef and Puppet model. Ansible, rather than having a prescriptive language and framework for infrastructure provisioning, relies instead on logging into machines via SSH and running commands … continue reading

How to plug into DevOps

The DevOps movement is gaining momentum, albeit at different speeds in different organizations. While the goal has been to streamline workflows between development and operations teams, there are a number of technological and cultural challenges companies have to address to optimize DevOps, and more importantly the entire software life cycle. If you’re confused about how … continue reading

SD Times Blog: Predictions that didn’t work out

Steve Yegge recently posted a piece where he took to task his own predictions from 2004. I thought it would be fun to take a gander at some of the predictions pundits have made about programming over the years, and see just how wrong or right they were. If you’ve spent any time at all … continue reading

Rapidly growing Chef heads for compliance

It’s always easier to raise money when you don’t need it. That’s why Chef, yesterday, announced the latest round of series E funding worth US$40 million. That money will be used to help fuel growth inside the DevOps startup, said Barry Crist, CEO of Chef. That growth is “unequivocally hockey-sticking. 2015 is setting up to … continue reading

MariaDB adds Chef, DevOps, Docker support in Enterprise Summer 2015 release

MariaDB has announced the Summer 2015 release of MariaDB Enterprise, adding support for Docker containers and new DevOps tooling capabilities centered around optimized MariaDB Enterprise server binaries, as well as a cookbook of recipes for Chef, the open-source IT automation and configuration-management framework. The latest enterprise product release of MariaDB’s open-source MySQL database fork offers … continue reading

Amazon unveils new AWS services

At the Amazon Web Services Summit in New York, this morning, Amazon announced a number of new services for developers within its cloud. The announcements included new services such as the AWS Device Farm and the AWS API Gateway. Amazon also announced general availability for a number of services that were still in beta form. … continue reading

From the Editors: DevOps may drive IT people to extinction

The term “DevOps” has now existed long enough to have made the arduous journey from buzzword to industry mainstay. That, however, does not mean there are no longer arguments about just what the term means. In this issue, we even heard some say that DevOps is a harmful term that divides duties along imaginary IT/developer … continue reading

Chef cooks up Delivery for infrastructure life-cycle management

As software developers, you’re keenly aware of your software life cycle, especially if you’re in an enterprise. Chef has long advocated the management of infrastructure in a fashion similar to software: change management, testing, and version control. Today, the company introduced Chef Delivery, a new set of tools for managing Chef cookbooks and recipes alongside … continue reading

Chef and Microsoft partner to automate Azure and Visual Studio

Chef, the company behind the open-source IT automation and configuration-management framework, has announced a partnership with Microsoft to improve the native enterprise automation capabilities on the tech giant’s various platforms and services. Chef and Microsoft will collaborate to develop new automation tools for Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio and Windows PowerShell DSC. The partnership is the … continue reading

Linux Foundation publishes open-source cloud guide

When the Linux Foundation first published its Guide to the Open Cloud in 2013, the pickings were slim and from a bygone era. Today, however, the Guide for 2015 is packed with information on the open-source projects that are quickly becoming part of the new model for cloud software stacks. The 2015 Guide states that … continue reading

SD Times news digest: October 8, 2014—GitHub’s Student Developer Pack, IBM releases Watson APIs, Facebook’s open-source Chef tools

The GitHub Student Developer Pack GitHub has partnered with a host of commercial and open-source platforms to release the GitHub Student Developer Pack. The developer pack provides students with free access to developer tools. “There’s no substitute for hands-on experience, but for most students, real world tools can be cost prohibitive,” John Britton, education liaison … continue reading

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