Chef Automate now available as an AWS managed service

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Chef has announced AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate, a managed service developed for use with AWS to help customers configure, deploy, and scale their cloud and on-premises infrastructure without the added burden of having to train their IT staff.

The automated platform helps customers with routine tasks, such as continuous app migration or managing the day-to-day development of apps, by automating processes to speed up time-to-value.

“Many of our customers have been using Chef for years to easily manage their cloud infrastructure. This new solution delivers robust automation capabilities with almost no setup or maintenance required,” said Scott Wiltamuth, VP of developer and productivity tools at AWS.

“AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate makes it even easier for customers to ensure their cloud and on-premises resources are fast and secure. Development and operations teams have a strong foundation for leveraging DevOps practices in AWS or on-premises to turbocharge software delivery.”

AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate manages all Chef administration whether customers are using a Linux or Windows server, including existing Amazon EC2 instances or servers running in a datacenter. It's able to manage tens of thousands of servers with a single instance, allowing users to decide what type of instance to run the Chef server on.

Compliance can be adhered to using policies written in human-readable language using Chef’s open source InSpec language and then automated as code to ensure server are as secure as possible.

“Accelerating time-to-value for software development is only possible by combining cloud, automation at scale, and DevOps,” said Ken Cheney, chief marketing officer at Chef.

“AWS minimises the calories organisations burn on infrastructure, while Chef delivers a truly scalable automation platform built for DevOps workflows. We’re excited to get AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate in customers’ hands so they can increase IT velocity and drive real business outcomes.”

Clare Hopping
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