Chef Scalability

Wil Whitlark
Lead DevOps Engineer at General Assembly
We have rolled out around 500 nodes. Part of the reason why we have stuck with it is that it managed to effectively scale with us and stay stable at the same time. View full review »
Mike Silva
Senior Operations Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Scalability is decent. Our environment has over 3200 nodes for production and lower environments. We haven't had too many problems with load or scale. When we did have issues, there were always additional resources we could deploy to scale wide or horizontally. We could also up the instant size depending on what the machines were doing. View full review »
reviewer552594
Head of Tools and Automation for Infrastructure at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
My scaling is taken care of, predominantly, with the native capabilities with my cloud. Most of our environments are cloud-first companies, so that has not been much of a challenge. When I start adding more engines to it, so far I haven't faced issues because I have a different level of scaling up. But in terms of horizontal scalability, like adding more technology, for instance, I think Chef has a ways to go. Vertical scalability is still good but the horizontal, adding more technologies, platforms, tools, integrations, Chef should take a look into that. View full review »
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Ijaz Hussain
Manager at ZS Associates
We have many applications and each one has its own cluster of the servers. We have more than a hundred servers and a couple of clusters which is a big environment. We use SAP and they help us. View full review »
Timothy Rogers
Engineer II at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The scalability works. We haven't scaled it too high. We have a few different servers in different places. We have been looking into the high availability offering, but we haven't actually stood it up yet. We are hopeful about it though. View full review »
Amit Chaudhary
Primary Architect at Autodesk, Inc.
We have many applications and each is having its own cluster of the service. We have more than a 100 servers and a couple of clusters. That is a big environment. View full review »
Stefan Nava
Director at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
The scalability is good. I have used it for several environments, from small (a couple of servers) to large clusters more than 50 servers). View full review »
DevOpsDiff8c
DevOps Director at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
The scalability is great. View full review »
Sharath Annabathina
Senior Software Engineer at BMS
The scalability is working well for our organization. View full review »
Joel Backshat
CTO at FCamara
Scalability is pretty good. We have nothing to complain about, except the price. View full review »
Anshul Somani
Solutions Architect with 201-500 employees
The scalability of the product is quite nice. We have deployed it across six to seven organizations. View full review »
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