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Head of Tools and Automation for Infrastructure at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 05 2018

What is most valuable?

The best are some of the default, out-of-the-box capabilities that are available. Plug-ins with multiple vendors and... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I wanted to monitor a hybrid cloud environment, one using AWS and Azure. If I have to provision/orchestrate between... more»

What needs improvement?

The time that it takes in terms of integration. Cloud integration is comparatively easy, but when it comes to two-link... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There are some flexible pricing models which you get from multiple partners, and then we bundle our solution. From that... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

I mostly wrote scripts, predominantly with Python and some others. Compared them, Chef has definitely been more... more»

What other advice do I have?

If you're looking for an environment where there is an ROI business case, or looking into or orchestrating multiple... more»
Real User
Senior DevOps Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 16 2018

What is most valuable?

Configuration management is the most useful feature and is used by everyone. Provisioning is also an important feature. Since Chef collects a lot of inventory using Ohai, the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

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.... more»

What needs improvement?

In my presentation to SAP engineering, Ansible was chosen over Chef by all the admins for one reason: simplicity. If only Chef were easier to use and code, it would be used much... more»

What other advice do I have?

Chef is an extremely amazing tool and has been extensively developed in the last couple of years. There are tons of plugins and integrations available for it, my favorite being the... more»


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