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Continuous Delivery as a Service

Service providing

The Chef Server service provides a build solution for Automation, Configuration Management, Quality Assurance, and repeatable build and delivery of Windows and Linux based servers. Chef provides a service to manage ‘recipes’ for servers, configured and personalised to environments and server roles.

Features

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Based on Chef Delivery, accelerates the adoption of continuous delivery

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Lets you manage changes to both infrastructure and application code

Unify the release process with of application and infrastructure development

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Greatly automate your deployments, with quality and predictability

Coded Business: Reduce Significantly time to Implement, Test, Assure, Deliver

Providing your operations and development teams with a common development platform

Part of the ‘Infrastructure as Code’: DevOps delivery

Enable an Agile/ Digital Organisation

Benefits

  • Achieve Scale, Confidence, and Assurance
  • Deploy software quickly. Greatly increase the speed of your deployments
  • Reduce risk
  • Encourages many small releases rather than infrequent, large releases
  • Easier to fix if there are problems.
  • Get feedback faster
  • You’ll get timely feedback on your changes
  • Jump-start your adoption of continuous delivery with Chef Delivery
  • Provide Agility in Service
  • Scale rapidly, remove large barriers to deployment and delivery
  • Create change “Agility”, Velocity, and reduce the cost of transformation

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Continuous Delivery as a Service

Chef is a powerful DevOps automation platform that transforms complex infrastructure into code. It delivers agile continuous delivery to secure government infrastructures by codifying application, deployment and delivery.

Chef is a configuration management tool written in Ruby and Erlang. It uses a pure-Ruby, domain-specific language (DSL) for writing system configuration “recipes”. Chef is used to streamline the task of configuring and maintaining a company’s servers, and can integrate with cloud-based platforms such as Rackspace, Internap, Amazon EC2, Google Cloud Platform, OpenStack,SoftLayer, and Microsoft Azure to automatically provision and configure new machines. Chef contains solutions for both small and large scale systems.

The Chef server acts as a hub for configuration data, storing cookbooks and policies that are applied to nodes. It also holds the metadata that describes each registered node (Virtual Host/Machine) that is being managed by the chef-client. Nodes use the chef-client to ask the Chef server for configuration details, such as recipes, templates, and file distributions. The chef-client then does as much of the configuration work as possible on the nodes themselves (and not on the Chef server). This scalable approach distributes the configuration effort throughout the data centres and infrastructure.

The DevOps Build Automation and Continuous Delivery Service is a secure deployment and configuration of a managed Chef Server environment of one or more chef servers across an environment. Using the Viewdeck Secure Server Platform as a base, it provides a patched, secured cloud based solution to repeatable system build, configuration and deployment.


Tag Cloud: MSP, PRINCE2, Rational Unified Process, Unified Modelling Language, Managing Successful Programmes. Quality Assurance, Quality Gate, Project Assurance, Requirements Traceability, Strategic Outline Case (SOC), Outline Business Case (OBC), Full Business Case (FBC), SC, DV, ISO 15504, Six Sigma, BPR, ISO 9001

Key Processes: RUP/UML, COBIT, MSP, PRINCE2, ITILv3