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Chef

Snippet from Wikipedia: Chef (software)

Chef is a company and the name of a configuration management tool written in Ruby and Erlang. It uses a pure-Ruby, domain-specific language (DSL) for writing system configuration "recipes". Chef is used to streamline the task of configuring and maintaining a company's servers, and can integrate with cloud-based platforms such as Internap, Amazon EC2, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle Cloud, OpenStack, SoftLayer, Microsoft Azure, and Rackspace to automatically provision and configure new machines. Chef contains solutions for both small and large scale systems, with features and pricing for the respective ranges.

Snippet from Wikipedia: Chef (company)

Chef Software, Inc. is an American corporation headquartered in Seattle, Washington, which produces software allowing information technology departments to automate the process in which they configure, deploy and scale servers and applications.

The Chef software is used to streamline the task of configuring & maintaining a company's servers, and can integrate with cloud-based platforms such as Rackspace, Microsoft Azure and Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud to automatically provision and configure new machines.

About 70% of Chef's clients come from Fortune 1000 companies, including major organizations like Facebook, Nordstrom, Disney, and General Electric.

The company was founded as Opscode in 2008 by current Chief Technology Officer Adam Jacob, Jesse Robbins, Barry Steinglass, and Nathan Haneysmith. Chef is based in Seattle, with regional offices in Berlin, London, Belfast and San Francisco. Chef is a venture funded company, as of Sep 2015 Chef is valued at $360 million after a $40 million funding round.

In November 2015, the company acquired a German security startup, VulcanoSec.

In September 2020, the company announced that it was being purchased by Progress Software with an intended final date in October. A press release gave the price of acquisition at $220 million.

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chef.txt · Last modified: 2016/10/10 09:52 by Mike J. Kreuzer PhD MCSE MCT Microsoft Cloud Ecosystem