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Overview

As application infrastructures become increasingly complex, the need for a cohesive, integrated deployment and configuration solution becomes apparent. The era of 6 week server deployments is gone in a world where new computing resources are an API call away. Modern infrastructures need an API, so systems can be automated easier.

Chef is an open source system integration framework, built to bring the benefits of configuration management to an entire infrastructure. Chef provides abstraction and an API so system administrators write simple code that describes the roles, recipes and resources that should be applied to systems. System administrators love Chef because it gives them flexibility to integrate all aspects of their infrastructure. Software developers love Chef because it helps them take care of the muck so they can focus on writing great applications.

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Average Rating: 2.5 out of 5 rating Based on 2 Ratings

"Content was interestimg, delivery was terrible" - by Mike on 13-JAN-2011
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While there is a lot of info available on chef, it's spread out among the web.  I had hoped this would help- and it did to an extent.  It's full of information but the pauses and breaks in the speaker's delivery make this almost unwatchable.  I would have also preferred to see this against your own Chef server other than Opscode's.  A reasonable source of info but keep the aspirin nearby.
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Automated Infrastructure is on the Menu with Chef Part 1

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Automated Infrastructure is on the Menu with Chef Part 2

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Automated Infrastructure is on the Menu with Chef Part 3

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Automated Infrastructure is on the Menu with Chef Part 4

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