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DevOps Build Automation and Continuous Delivery 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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Secure Linux based Open Source Chef® Server

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Resilient and High Availability Solutions, deployable in Master Slave formats

Works with Chef Workstation to develop and deploy automation Services

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Regular server reports on compliance/build status

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Debian/Ubuntu based platform for easy of management, configuration

Scalable to support from 1 to 1000's of production servers

Simple Web based interface for each remote management and use

Server 'healing' capability to ensure servers remain patched, secured designed

Service includes regular patches, daily backups, support.

Works with UKCloud, Azure, Rackspace, Memset, internal private cloud architectures

Benefits

  • Ensures repeatability in deployment of large scale cloud based solutions
  • Easy to move infrastructure deployment from Development, Test to Production
  • Remove repeated manual steps from Infrastructure build, test and deployments
  • Easy scaling up and out of Cloud services, continuous deployment/delivery
  • Simplifying and Self Documenting infrastructure build instructions
  • Greatly reduced build time through re-use of pre-tested ‘cookbooks’
  • Built on an NSA compliant Secure Gold build
  • Swift and simple roll-out of server changes to multiple servers
  • Online, for tier1/tier2 via PC, Public/Private, Shared Cloud environments
  • Supports full digital upgrade (Discovery, Alpha, Beta, Live)

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DevOps Build Automation and Continuous Delivery 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