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Company Overview of Chef, Inc.

Company Overview

Chef, Inc. provides cloud-based infrastructure automation solutions. It offers configuration management, a solution to manage complex infrastructure; cloud management that enables users to manage and scale cloud infrastructure with no downtime or interruptions, as well as build, destroy, and rebuild servers on public or private cloud; and DevOps, a solution for collaboration between development and operations. The company also provides Enterprise Chef that automates user infrastructure that accelerates time to market, helps users to manage scale and complexity, and safeguards their systems; and professional services that include planning, training and skill development, and project-based ser...

1008 Western Avenue

Suite 600

Seattle, WA 98104

United States

Founded in 2008





Key Executives for Chef, Inc.

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer and Director
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Vice President of Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Chef, Inc. Key Developments

Chef Announces Executive Appointments

Chef announced the appointments of Corey Scobie to the position of senior vice president of product and engineering and Ryan Ried to the position of vice president of worldwide sales, with each bringing more than 20 years of strategic leadership experience at a number of Silicon Valley’s top information technology companies to the DevOps leader. Scobie will drive Chef’s combined product and engineering organizations, while Ried will be responsible for Chef’s worldwide sales and field operations as the company continues to disrupt the industry with its shift from effortless infrastructure to any app, anywhere to enable corporations to survive and thrive in the post-digital transformation era. Prior to joining Chef, Scobie served as vice president of Open Platform and Product Experience at Akamai. He was previously vice president of technology at Arkana, after having been chief strategist for Application Optimization for Websphere and Technical Executive for Websphere appliances at IBM. He previously held executive positions at DataPower, Orsus Solutions, Agresso Corporation and KPMG. Ried previously held senior leadership positions at Oracle, Birst (acquired by Infor) and Gigya (acquired by SAP), overseeing worldwide sales organizations while creating a consistent go-to-market model targeting the Global 2000.

Chef InSpec 2.0 Delivers Compliance at Velocity to Accelerate DevSecOps

Chef announced InSpec 2.0, a compliance automation solution that accelerates DevSecOps by allowing cross-functional application, infrastructure and security teams to assess and remediate compliance issues from development through the entire software delivery lifecycle. InSpec 2.0 provides cloud configuration testing (including Microsoft Azure and AWS), more than 30 new conformance capabilities (including Docker, IIS, NGINX and PostgreSQL), enhanced integration with third-party tools and improved ease-of-use and customizability. InSpec is the first step in Chef’s ‘Detect, Correct, Automate’ approach to cloud migration and continuous automation. It helps organizations maintain an up-to-date view of compliance status in production, detect security issues long before they reach production and reduce risk while delivering applications faster. An open-source framework for describing security and compliance rules that can be shared between software engineers, operations and security engineers, InSpec enables compliance at velocity at all stages of the software delivery process, from the developer’s workstation all the way to production, with no performance impact or side-effects. InSpec’s readability means it is easy to use and understand for all team members, including those whose roles involve minimal coding. New Capabilities: Cloud configuration compliance: InSpec 2.0 gives users the ability to write compliance rules against cloud resources, including AWS and Microsoft Azure, with user-defined custom compliance policies. Improved user experience: InSpec 2.0 contains more than 30 new resources, allowing users to write compliance rules for many common applications and configuration files without requiring any programming knowledge. These include Docker, security keys (RSA/DSA/x509), webserver (IIS/nginx/Apache) configurations, packages, PostgreSQL and MySQL database configurations, XPath matching in XML config files, ZFS storage pool configurations and many more. New integrations: InSpec results can now be exported as JUnit format for integration into continuous delivery tools such as Jenkins and can pull compliance profiles from Chef Automate. Previously-announced integration with Amazon Systems Manager (SSM) provides a frictionless on-ramp to InSpec in the cloud. Improved performance: InSpec 2.0 runs 90% faster than InSpec 1.0 on Windows and 30% faster on Linux.

Chef & Operation Code Presents at Open Source Leadership Summit 2018, Mar-06-2018 12:10 PM

Chef & Operation Code Presents at Open Source Leadership Summit 2018, Mar-06-2018 12:10 PM. Venue: Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa, Sonoma, California, United States. Speakers: Nell Shamrell-Harrington, Sr. Software Engineer.

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