Opscode Announces Interoperability with Windows Azure

            Opscode Announces Interoperability with Windows Azure

Opscode Chef™ with Microsoft's Open, Flexible Cloud Platform Helps
Organizations Automate Windows Azure Infrastructure, Accelerating
Time-to-Value and Increasing Business Agility

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, June 6, 2012

SEATTLE, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Opscode®, a leader in cloud
infrastructure automation, today announced its Open Source Chef™, Hosted Chef™
and Private Chef™ solutions provide full interoperability with Microsoft
Corp's Windows Azure to deliver full stack infrastructure automation – from
server provisioning and configuration management to continuous delivery of
infrastructure and applications – for Microsoft's open, flexible cloud
platform. Utilizing Opscode's knife plugin for Windows Azure, businesses of
all sizes can rapidly create, bootstrap and manage Windows Azure compute

"Maximizing the power of public cloud platforms is best accomplished through
the use of a dynamic, consistent automation engine," said Christopher Brown,
CTO, Opscode. "With Windows Azure and Opscode Chef, organizations can now make
the most of all Windows Azure offers for Microsoft and Linux-based
environments alike, delivering maximum flexibility and ease of use in bringing
ideas to market and adapting to business change."

"Windows Azure is an open cloud platform that serves customers with Windows
and Linux environments and allows developers to build applications using their
favored language, tool or framework," said Helene Love Snell, director, Server
and Tools Business, Microsoft. "Opscode Chef extends the benefits of this open
approach, giving Windows Azure customers tools to easily automate their
infrastructure on Windows Azure."

Opscode Chef works with Windows Azure to facilitate the creation and
management of Windows Azure instances directly from the command line, ensuring
infrastructure is consistent and easily scalable. With Chef, Windows Azure
users have a new tool to automate the full compute stack, from server
provisioning all the way through application deployment. Opscode Chef provides
recipes – re-usable configuration templates – for everything from rebuilding
environments to identity management in Active Directory, ensuring a seamless,
enterprise-grade experience. In addition, the open source Chef community
features 13,000 registered users, 600 individual contributors, 120 corporate
contributors and 450 cookbooks, providing a rich ecosystem of support for
Windows Azure customers looking to make the most of their investment in the

About Opscode Chef

Opscode's pioneering software, Chef, is an open-source systems integration
framework built specifically for automating the cloud. No matter how complex
the realities of business, Chef makes it easy to deploy servers and scale
applications throughout an entire infrastructure. Through a combination of
configuration management and service-oriented architectures, Chef, Hosted Chef
and Private Chef make it easy to create an elegant, fully automated
infrastructure while simplifying systems management.

About Opscode
Opscode is the leader in cloud infrastructure automation. Opscode helps
companies of all sizes develop fully automated server infrastructures that
scale easily and predictably; can be quickly rebuilt in any environment; and
save developers and systems engineers time and money. Opscode's team is
comprised of web infrastructure experts responsible for building and operating
some of the world's largest websites and cloud computing platforms. More
information can be found at www.opscode.com.

Press Contact:
Lucas Welch

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