Chef Review

The scalability and technical support are very good


What is our primary use case?

We use it for integration management.

What is most valuable?

The community.

What needs improvement?

The agent on the server sometimes acts finicky. 

For how long have I used the solution?

One to three years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is stable most of the time. There hasn't been any downtime.

We did not go with the traditional architecture, so we decided to use the AWS systems by decoupling the traditional architecture.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability of the product is quite nice. We have deployed it across six to seven organizations.

How is customer service and technical support?

The technical support is very good.

How was the initial setup?

The integration and configuration in our AWS environment is very good.

It works well with most operation management systems, and where it doesn't, we upgrade the system.

What was our ROI?

We have seen ROI.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We tried Ansible and Jenkins. However, because we use Terraform in our products, these weren't the most fitting solutions. Chef was the best solution for helping us build our infrastructure.

What other advice do I have?

Find use cases and do your research.

We only use the AWS version. We tried the other versions, but we found that they were lacking in functionality.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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