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Product News : Chef Released Chef Automate
on 2016/7/12 9:20:00 (968 reads)
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Chef has announced Chef Automate, its new commercial offering that gives businesses unprecedented control and collaboration across the entire software delivery process. Chef Automate unifies Chef's entire product portfolio into a single offering, integrating a shared workflow pipeline for continuous deployment, formerly Chef Delivery, and Chef Compliance, which allows customers to meet security and regulatory requirements. In addition, Chef Automate includes a new Visibility feature that, for the first time, provides sophisticated analytics into all resources managed by Chef through a single interface. Chef Automate enables any enterprise to safely deploy infrastructure and applications at high velocity and scale.

Chef Automate builds on the company's widely adopted open-source projects: Chef for infrastructure and cloud automation, InSpec for encoding compliance policy, and the newly released Habitat for application automation. Automation is the foundation of high velocity business. Chef's flexible, open source technology has become the automation standard upon which businesses build systems that respond quickly and safely to changing needs. Chef Automate brings together the best of Chef's proven automation capabilities into a unified offering, providing enterprises with a common workflow for testing and releasing software. This encourages successful collaboration and makes it easier to deploy projects with many dependencies that span multiple teams.

Product Highlights

Chef Automate is a complete solution for automating the entire technology stack -- from IT system components all the way to the applications -- through a fixed, efficient, and reusable workflow. Chef Automate enables DevOps success in the enterprise by delivering:

* Comprehensive Visibility: Chef Automate provides system-wide insight across all applications and their supporting environments, such as development, quality assurance and production. For the first time, Chef is giving users the power to monitor and manage IT processes and environments all through a single interface. This helps companies improve efficiency, quickly identify system issues and reduce risk. Visibility delivers deep insight into operational, compliance and workflow events with:
** A single dashboard with access to analytics, trending data, and health status about all Chef-managed resources, including Chef Automate, as well as open source Chef, InSpec, and Habitat.
** Sophisticated search and filter capabilities to see the status of single resources or groups of resources.
** Visualization of successful changes, failures and entire deployments to gain actionable insight into system trends.
* Unified Workflow: Chef Automate includes a shared pipeline (previously Chef Delivery) that provides a fixed, efficient and reusable workflow delivering both speed and safety when changing infrastructure or applications. The new enterprise-grade workflow management console provides a single interface for monitoring progress and promoting changes as they move from development to production.
* Proactive Compliance: Chef Automate lets companies proactively know whether they are operating according to their organization's security policies. Chef Automate enables you to identify and remediate any compliance issues early in the development process, well before deployment to production. This makes determining compliance a fast, automated process that occurs as the software moves through the pipeline. Chef Automate also includes prewritten compliance profiles based on Center for Internet Security (CIS) benchmarks. Because it is an integrated platform, Chef Automate visualizes the status of nodes in terms of their adherence to policy.

Chef Automate is available immediately through an annual subscription. It includes commercial support for Chef, InSpec and Habitat. These three open source projects are all under the Apache 2.0 license and available for free download. 

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