Wanelo Builds Online Community for All the World's Shopping with Opscode

Opscode Enterprise Chef™ Deployed to Automate Joyent Infrastructure and Enable DevOps Culture to Drive Extreme Development Velocity

Sep 09, 2013, 09:00 ET from Opscode

SEATTLE, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Opscode®, the foundation for the coded business, today announced that Wanelo, the only online community 100 percent focused on products, has automated its entire Joyent cloud infrastructure with Opscode Enterprise Chef™. Using Enterprise Chef, Wanelo has automated configuration management across development, test, and production environments for one of the world's largest Ruby on Rails applications, increasing development velocity and improving system resiliency.

Wanelo (pronounced "wah-NEE-lo" from want, need, love) is an online community for all the world's shopping, bringing together stores, products and people in a single social platform. The company uses Joyent as the foundation of for its application – which can receive as many as 200,000 requests per minute – providing extremely high-performance and scalability to support millions of daily visitors. To empower its developers to move at the speed of its customers' needs, Wanelo deployed the hosted version of Enterprise Chef to automate configuration management for its entire Joyent infrastructure.

"Chef has helped us reach new levels of speed and efficiency. With Joyent already in place, Chef plugged right in seamlessly," said Konstantin Gredeskoul, CTO, Wanelo. "We now have a common code blueprint that dev teams share, so we're all operating from the same playbook with real-time collaboration."

"The Netflix's and Amazon's of the world showed us a different way to deliver value to customers via the Internet and mobile devices. Wanelo is following in this tradition, while also doing something truly unique in its member-driven shopping community," said Adam Jacob, Chief Customer Officer, Opscode. "Using Chef to create a DevOps-minded culture means they can keep pushing the bounds of innovation in delivering an awesome online shopping experience.  

Wanelo used Enterprise Chef to give development a shared blueprint of code for configuring Joyent infrastructure. Now, development is more self-reliant and can deploy additional resources they need on-demand, since the code for doing so is shared, tested, and approved by all stakeholders. By using code to execute changes to infrastructure Wanelo is more flexible and adaptive in supporting development speed and user traffic fluctuations.

For detailed information on the results Wanelo achieved with Enterprise Chef, please read the case study here.

About Opscode

Opscode is the provider of Chef, the automation platform for the coded business. Opscode Chef provides the speed, flexibility, and efficiency to compete in the digital economy. By modeling IT infrastructure and application delivery as code, Chef empowers businesses of all sizes to easily scale to meet demand, eliminate down time, manage complexity, and accelerate time to market. www.opscode.com.

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