July 28, 2014 7:59 PM ET

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Company Overview of Chef, Inc.

Company Overview

Chef, Inc. provides cloud-based infrastructure automation solutions. It offers configuration management, a solution to manage complex infrastructure; cloud management that enables users to manage and scale cloud infrastructure with no downtime or interruptions, as well as build, destroy, and rebuild servers on public or private cloud; and DevOps, a solution for collaboration between development and operations. The company also provides Enterprise Chef that automates user infrastructure that accelerates time to market, helps users to manage scale and complexity, and safeguards their systems; and professional services that include planning, training and skill development, and project-based ser...

1008 Western Avenue

Suite 600

Seattle, WA 98104

United States

Founded in 2008





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Chef, Inc. Key Developments

Justin Arbuckle to Join Chef as Vice President of Europe and Chief Enterprise Architect

Chef announced that Justin Arbuckle will join the company as Vice President of Europe and Chief Enterprise Architect for Chef. Prior to Chef, Arbuckle built the first global IT architecture function at GE Capital and led one of the company's technology restructurings in its history. He will report directly to Chef CEO, Barry Crist.

CloudBees, Inc. Partners with Chef Software and Puppet Labs to Provide Continuous Delivery Traceability with Jenkins

CloudBees, Inc. partnered with Chef Software and Puppet Labs to enhance Jenkins traceability. The integration gives DevOps and operations personnel the ability to use Jenkins for the first time to trace application code changes from development through deployment, and into production. The announcement brings together the continuous integration server, Jenkins CI, with the infrastructure orchestration platforms from Chef and Puppet to provide the high levels of traceability available. The integration solves one of the chief challenges DevOps teams face in the changing world of software development.

Rackspace Uses Enterprise Chef for its DevOps Service

Chef announced that Rackspace is using Enterprise Chef for its DevOps Service. Rackspace DevOps Automation Service helps developers and IT operations teams automate the scaling of hybrid cloud infrastructure and the speedy deployment of fast-growing applications. As part of this service, Rackspace now offers Enterprise Chef as the automation platform for managing both infrastructure and applications. As enterprises look for innovative ways to keep pace with the demands of customers, many turn to IT automation to continuously build, test and deploy new features and applications. The Rackspace DevOps Automation Service enables developers and IT departments to accelerate time-to-market by allowing them to deploy, test, and scale new configurations in minutes rather than days. Rackspace customers can use Enterprise Chef to automate the creation of development, staging, and production environments in Rackspace's open, hybrid cloud. Enterprise Chef provides a shared repository of code for automating resources and applications. With it, development and operations teams can collaborate and move at the speed of customer demand. Rackspace using Enterprise Chef as part of its DevOps Automation Service is an important benchmark for IT automation.

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