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Opscode Enables Integration with Wide Range of Cloud Services

SEATTLE, May 16 — From #ChefConf 2012 , Opscode, the leader in cloud infrastructure automation, today announced that Opscode Chef provides integration with a wide range of public cloud services. Using the knife command-line tool, users of Open Source Chef, Hosted Chef or Private Chef can seamlessly automate cloud infrastructure from server provisioning and configuration management to continuous delivery of infrastructure and applications, accelerating time-to-market and reducing IT costs.

"Working collaboratively with the Chef community, we've developed plugins for a number of leading public cloud services, ensuring easy integration and consistent model of interaction," said Christopher Brown, CTO, Opscode. "By using Chef to automate infrastructure in public cloud environments, businesses can speed the delivery of applications, while using fewer resources to do so, helping them get the most from their investment in the cloud."

Opscode Chef provides plugins to the knife command-line tool for a broad spectrum of public cloud platforms, enabling users to spend less time managing infrastructure and more time leveraging its potential to increase operational efficiency and drive business growth. Currently, Opscode and its open source community offer knife plugins for the following public cloud services:

  • Amazon EC2
  • BrightBox
  • CloudStack
  • Eucalyptus
  • HP Cloud Services
  • Joyent Cloud
  • OpenStack
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Terremark
  • VMware vCloud
  • Voxel, an Internap Company

"The economies of scale offered by the cloud are clear and with OpenStack-powered Rackspace public and private clouds, these benefits come with the Fanatical Support® that over 100,000 customers rely on to be successful," said Mark Interrante, Vice President of Product for Rackspace. "Open cloud brings open choice for our customers in how they leverage their cloud resources, and with Chef they have tools to do so easily and efficiently."

"Ensuring that our global IT customers can proactively automate the configurations of applications and the orchestration of elastic infrastructure resources through Eucalyptus is critical to their successful adoption of cloud," said David Butler, senior vice preside of marketing at Eucalyptus. "With Opscode Chef, users can easily configure and deliver applications and servers to our infrastructure as a service cloud, enabling them to get the most from our services, while we take care of the rest."

About #ChefConf

#ChefConf features three days of technical sessions, workshops, training and keynotes designed to help businesses maximize the value of their IT investment and accelerate the speed of business. From in-depth discussions on the latest trends in IT infrastructure management, DevOps and cloud configuration, to engaging panel discussions on real-world use cases, #ChefConf is shaping the future of infrastructure automation.

About Opscode Chef

Opscode's pioneering software, Chef, is an open-source systems integration framework built specifically for automating the cloud. No matter how complex the realities of business, Chef makes it easy to deploy servers and scale applications throughout an entire infrastructure. Through a combination of configuration management and service-oriented architectures, Chef, Hosted Chef and Private Chef make it easy to create an elegant, fully automated infrastructure while simplifying systems management.

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


Source: Opscode

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