Chef Primary Use Case

Wil Whitlark
Lead DevOps Engineer at General Assembly
We use it for provisioning and ongoing configuration management. We provision boxes with Chef by taking a base AMI that already has Chef installed, and already has the appropriate credentials to connect to the main server. Then, this will be able to roll out and deploy the configuration. In addition, it runs every five minutes, so any unexpected changes to the configuration get automatically reverted. This means, you get developers, who go into the box and change something, thinking it will be okay. Then, they come to you, asking "Why isn't this change that I'm making working?" We have to explain, "Because it shouldn't be going into the box in the first place." View full review »
Mike Silva
Senior Operations Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
It's for deployment and configuration automation. View full review »
reviewer552594
Head of Tools and Automation for Infrastructure at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
My primary use case for Chef has been always for infrastructure provisioning. For example, infrastructure as a cloud, provisioning it in a multi-cloud environment. That's predominantly what we're using Chef for. View full review »
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Ijaz Hussain
Manager at ZS Associates
Our primary use case of this solution is for the orchestration of the service deployment, and integrations. Earlier, we had it on-prem but now it's totally on AWS cloud. AWS cloud is easier to use, and changing and refitting the architecture solutions is very easy. View full review »
Timothy Rogers
Engineer II at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
We use it for provisioning Adobe Experience Manager web application environments. View full review »
Amit Chaudhary
Primary Architect at Autodesk, Inc.
It is for orchestrating our servers and deployments to do integrations. View full review »
Stefan Nava
Director at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We use it for deployment of applications. It is a tool that you can use on the back-end for deploying architectures. I have used the product for a couple years. I used to work for an online data center, and we used Chef for a lot of the tools and appointments. View full review »
DevOpsDiff8c
DevOps Director at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
* For software management * Competitive deployment * Upgrade View full review »
Sharath Annabathina
Senior Software Engineer at BMS
Our primary use case is having the properties set up across the servers. We have Chef recipes deployed and configured across our servers, so we get the same type of replication across our servers and environments. We are using the on-premise version. We have our applications already set up for on-premise. We are using Chef and preparing it for CI/CD and other properties. Now, we are planning ahead and will use the AWS service too. View full review »
it_user82485
Senior DevOps Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I used Chef for server provisioning in AWS using the knife-aws plugin. I also used Chef as a configuration management tool. It did all the setup and configuration for all the software packages for multiple servers. To make any updates to the server setups, all we did was update the recipes on the Chef Server. View full review »
Joel Backshat
CTO at FCamara
I have used in my current company for three years, and with other clients for more than ten years. View full review »
Anshul Somani
Solutions Architect with 201-500 employees
We use it for integration management. View full review »
AwsConte413b
AWS Content Support Manager at a tech company with 51-200 employees
We use it for training. View full review »
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