Amazon Web Services Chooses Opscode Chef™ for AWS OpsWorks

          Amazon Web Services Chooses Opscode Chef™ for AWS OpsWorks

AWS Uses Chef™ As Default Automation Engine For New Application Management

PR Newswire

SEATTLE, Feb. 20, 2013

SEATTLE, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Opscode®, the leader in cloud
infrastructure automation, today announced that Amazon Web Services' (AWS) new
OpsWorks application management solution uses Opscode Chef™ as the framework
to automate everything from configuring server instances to deploying
applications in AWS cloud environments. AWS OpsWorks comes preconfigured with
a default collection of Chef cookbooks for automating standard infrastructure
operations, ensuring maximum consistency and control throughout the
application development and deployment process. Using Opscode Chef, AWS
OpsWorks delivers a flexible, automated, end-to-end solution for simplifying
application management and speeding the path to innovation.

"As enterprise organizations look to cloud computing for leverage in the race
to market, the scale and complexity of cloud deployments can quickly outpace
the skills available to manage them. Automation solves for this skills gap by
enabling IT with the tools necessary to effectively build and manage
large-scale cloud infrastructure," said Adam Jacob, Chief Customer Officer,
Opscode. "Opscode already has hundreds of customers using our Chef-based
products to automate AWS clouds, so OpsWorks is not only a logical extension
of Chef's benefits for AWS users, but further validation of Chef as a key
component in any cloud-based, application management tool chain."

AWS OpsWorks usesOpscode Chefcode recipes to automate, simplify, and
accelerate the entire application lifecycle – from configuration to staging,
deployment to shutdown – all with secure control. Using the Chef framework,
OpsWorks provides an easy, step-by-step, highly repeatable and consistent
process for building, managing, and deploying applications in AWS clouds.
OpsWorks comes with a default set of Chef cookbooks that contain recipes to
handle standard operations, including setting up and configuring application
servers and deploying applications, across a wide range of scenarios. Because
OpsWorks uses Chef, users can easily leverage hundreds of community-built
configurations such as PostgreSQL, Nginx, and Solr. OpsWorks also makes it
easy to upload and implement custom Chef recipes to perform additional tasks,
including specialized configurations and application builds.

The open source Chef community features tens of thousands of active users,
more than 1,000 individual contributors, 175 corporate contributors, and 800
cookbooks, providing a rich ecosystem of support for AWS customers looking to
make the most of their investment in the cloud.

Chef Overview

Opscode's pioneering software, Chef, is an open-source systems integration
framework built specifically for automating at scale. 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 makes it
easy to create an elegant, fully automated infrastructure while simplifying
systems management. Chef is available as an open source download, a SaaS
subscription, or as software installed behind the user's firewall.

About Opscode

Opscode is the leader in 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

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