Opscode Releases New Solutions for Cloud Infrastructure Automation

New Solutions For Configuration Management, Continuous Delivery and Scale-Out Web Operations Address Primary Enterprise Use Cases

Customer Base Surges, Strong Adoption Among Fortune 500 Companies

Aug 07, 2012, 07:00 ET from Opscode

SEATTLE, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Opscode®, the leader in cloud infrastructure automation, today announced the release of new solutions for configuration management, continuous deployment and scale-out web operations, enabling customers to accelerate time-to-market and reduce IT management costs. These new solutions are targeted at specific enterprise infrastructure automation workflows and combine key features of Opscode Private Chef™ and Hosted Chef™ with Opscode's new services practice (see separate press release) to enable customers to rapidly achieve productive use in automating their IT infrastructure. To learn more about Opscode's new solutions please go here.

Opscode also today announced its customer base has grown by more than 50 percent in the last six months, driven by accelerating adoption across a broad range of use cases and environments. In addition, more than half Opscode Private Chef customers are in the Fortune 500, representing continued traction in core enterprise IT environments. 

"Opscode is seeing significant customer growth in a wide variety of environments, and configuration management, continuous delivery and scale-out web operations have quickly emerged as the most common use cases," said Paul Edelhertz, VP of Services, Opscode. "By pairing our services practice with product capabilities targeted at each of these use cases, we're enabling every Opscode customer to rapidly achieve productive use in maximizing the potential of infrastructure automation."

"In the race to improve data center management efficiency and bring applications to market faster, enterprises need to standardize and automate many ad hoc processes and configuration profiles," said Mary Johnston Turner, Research Vice President, Enterprise System Management Software, IDC. "It can be challenging for many organizations to change the way they work and get the full value out of their investments in IT automation. Opscode's introduction of packaged solutions and planning processes based on best practices and real world experiences can help customers transition more quickly to highly dynamic and automated operations."

New Solutions for Cloud Infrastructure Automation

Opscode Chef delivers a powerful automation engine to effectively manage an ever-increasing rate of change, whether in the cloud or behind the firewall. By allowing developers and system engineers to continuously define, build, and manage infrastructure, Chef enables automation at any scale, driving increased operating efficiency and agile development.

Combining Opscode's new enterprise services practice with Chef's robust functionality, Opscode delivers three new solutions:

  • Configuration Management: Chef delivers a framework that makes it easy to consistently deploy servers and scale applications throughout users' entire infrastructure, aligning resources with specific policies and business goals. Using Chef to automate configuration management enables the definition of policies that consistently configure resources in an easily repeatable manner, providing a model for reuse that increases business agility. To learn more about Opscode's solution for configuration management and view customer case studies, please go here.
  • Continuous Delivery: Chef integrates with many of the leading software development lifecycle (SDLC) tools, enabling users to reliably release high-quality software frequently by automating the build, test, configuration and deployment functions. This process enables controlled promotion of applications through multiple environments, from development to production, with testing taking place at every stage. By deploying Opscode Chef, customers have the ability to make continuous incremental change with minimal risk, ensuring infrastructure consistency and accelerating time-to-market for new applications. To learn more about Opscode's solution for continuous delivery and view customer case studies, please go here.
  • Scale-Out Web Operations: By deploying Opscode Chef, organizations can automate web infrastructure to deploy new and changing services, while meeting peak demand with no downtime or interruptions in service. Chef makes it easy for high-volume websites to dynamically provision infrastructure on demand to keep pace with volatile peaks in traffic. With Knife command line plugins for a broad spectrum of major public cloud providers, Chef seamlessly automates cloud infrastructure and enables scale-out web companies to maximize the potential of cloud computing in improving operating efficiency and agility. In addition, leveraging Opscode Chef enables new services or features to be deployed and updated more frequently with little risk of downtime, allowing web operations to stay ahead of customer demand. To learn more about Opscode's solution for scale-out web operations and view customer case studies, please go here.

About Opscode

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. More information can be found at www.opscode.com.

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