Chef Benefits

Wil Whitlark
Lead DevOps Engineer at General Assembly
One thing that we've been able to do is a tiered permission model, allowing developers and their managers to perform their own operations in lower environments. This means a manager can go in and make changes to a whole environment, whereas a developer with less access may only be able to change individual components or be able to upgrade the version for software that they have control over. This allows us to return some of the control back to the developers, which saves our nights and weekends. View full review »
Mike Silva
Senior Operations Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
It streamlined our deployments and system configurations across the board rather than have us use multiple configurations or tools, basically a one stop shop. You set it and forget it. You don't have to worry about the reliability or the deviations from any of the other configurations. View full review »
reviewer552594
Head of Tools and Automation for Infrastructure at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I wanted to monitor a hybrid cloud environment, one using AWS and Azure. If I have to provision/orchestrate between multiple cloud platforms, I can use Chef as a one-stop solution, to broker between those cloud platforms and orchestrate around them, rather than going directly into each of the cloud-vendors' consoles. It works like a centralized broker/control management solution, which has helped broker in a hybrid cloud environment. AWS and Azure just two examples. This cloud platform keeps expanding. View full review »
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Ijaz Hussain
Manager at ZS Associates
This solution has improved my organization in the way that deployment has become very quick and orchestration is easy. If we have thousands of servers we can easily deploy in a small amount of time. We can deploy the applications or any kind of announcements in much less time. We started using the AWS services, for example, Opsware. Whatever recipes we have written in SAP, we can use the same recipe in Opsware. Moving from one to the other is almost no work. View full review »
Timothy Rogers
Engineer II at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
It has given us more resiliency in all the stuff we now manage with Chef, which was previously sort of manually maintained. Now, we are able to drive all of that through version control and automation, which is a lot faster. View full review »
Amit Chaudhary
Primary Architect at Autodesk, Inc.
Deployment has become quick and orchestration is now easy. If you have thousand of servers, you can easily deploy them in a minimum amount of time. You can deploy applications or any type of announcements in a reduced amount of time. View full review »
Stefan Nava
Director at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
When you are running a large cluster with hybrid applications, it can be very instrumental in making sure that they are running in sync. The tools it offers for running in environments has made it a good solution to use. View full review »
DevOpsDiff8c
DevOps Director at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
It is easy to manage on our production systems because there is an agent running on all the servers. When we want to make a change, we just make or publish our changes on the Chef server. So, it is easy to make changes to hundreds of servers in one shot. Instead of doing manually configuration, everything is automated. View full review »
Sharath Annabathina
Senior Software Engineer at BMS
Earlier, we used to do everything manually, such as configuring the servers across different environments. Using Chef and Puppet, we can automate our CI/CD process with reduced effort from our DevOps team. View full review »
it_user82485
Senior DevOps Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Manual deployments came to a halt completely. Server provisioning became lightning fast. Chef-docker enabled us to have fewer sets of source code for different purposes. Configuration management was a breeze and all the servers were as good as immutable servers. View full review »
Joel Backshat
CTO at FCamara
My clients are happy, which is the most important thing. View full review »
AwsConte413b
AWS Content Support Manager at a tech company with 51-200 employees
All the Chef enthusiasts who come to us to learn and train, improve their skillsets to get jobs. It's a really easy product in AWS. It's easy to teach and easy to understand. View full review »
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