SEATTLE, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Opscode®, the leader in cloud infrastructure automation, today announced that Decide, the only shopping service that predicts when to buy consumer electronics and appliances without regret, has deployed Opscode Hosted Chef® to automate its entire cloud infrastructure, from build environments to monitoring servers in its Amazon EC2 cloud. With Hosted Chef, Decide has automated its entire production site, as well as a range of dynamic development and testing environments, enabling continuous application delivery throughout these environments without the need for any IT operations staff.
"Our business model is primarily online service-based, meaning our website and mobile shopping apps need to work all the time, no matter what," said Kate Matsudaira, VP Engineering, Decide. "We knew automation would be key to maintaining near-100% uptime, making Hosted Chef the clear choice for automating our infrastructure. Today, we run just about everything we do with our infrastructure through Chef, ensuring we're always up and available."
Decide utilizes over 100 terabytes of product data and predictive algorithms to tell shoppers when to buy products with confidence, or to wait for a newer model or lower price. To power its innovative e-commerce platform, Decide leverages Amazon EC2 for everything from its application development and testing to its production website, allowing services to be reliable and scale easily.
- 99.999% Uptime: Hosted Chef enables Decide to automate its entire production environment, from server roles to monitoring, providing the resource consistency necessary to keep its website up and running at all times.
- Faster Time-to-Market: Using Hosted Chef to automate its many different cloud-based environments enables Decide to easily and continually move applications from development to test to production, reducing the time necessary to deliver these applications to market.
- Maximize Cloud Resources: Hosted Chef is purpose-built for the cloud, ensuring Decide can quickly and efficiently access, configure and leverage the power of its Amazon web services with a few simple commands.
Being a startup with no dedicated IT operations staff, Decide needed to ensure its development team could easily manage infrastructure resources. By deploying Hosted Chef early in their environment, Decide has created a highly available and redundant service-based infrastructure that its development team can easily leverage to support growing customer demand. With Hosted Chef, Decide's production website can be hosted, updated and operated consistently with minimal overhead, enabling its development team to focus on innovating and delivering customer value.
"Decide is helping the average person easily make informed decisions about purchasing consumer electronics," said Adam Jacob, Chief Customer Officer, Opscode. "By deploying Hosted Chef to move the needle forward in e-commerce, Decide is setting an example for any company looking to get the most from the cloud."
Opscode is the leader in cloud infrastructure automation. Opscode helps companies of all sizes develop fully automated server infrastructures that scale easily and predictably; can be quickly rebuilt in any environment; and save developers and systems engineers time and money. Opscode's team is comprised of web infrastructure experts responsible for building and operating some of the world's largest websites and cloud computing platforms. Opscode is headquartered in Seattle. More information can be found at www.opscode.com.