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Chef Automate (First 10 nodes free)

Chef | 1.8.85

Linux/Unix, CentOS 7.2 - 64-bit Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

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    Internet

Chef is just awesome

  • December 16, 2015
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
Because it's in Ruby and i love ruby.
Better Documentation
Platform support and use cases
Explicit dependency management
Esp rich marketplace of cookbooks
Chef Server management UI is awesome
What do you dislike?
Slow learning curve for beginners
Not as easy to pick up as YAML.
Knife Searching should be faster
Love to see setup more quicker
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
We use chef for configuration management.

There are lots of problem we solve using chef but we really enjoyed some of benefits from the tools
Berkshelf, Foodcritic, ChefSpec & Test Kitchen


    Retail

Best Configuration Management System

  • December 14, 2015
  • Review verified by G2

What do you like best?
I have been working on Opscode Chef, though named is changed to Chef. I must say having worked on this technology for last 4 years now and also having worked on other configuration management system like puppet, anisble and salt. I always like chef for it's flexibility and easy to use features.

Chef does not imposes develoepers/devops to learn and understand any new platform, if some one can understand the basic of ruby, should be more then enough.

The community support is best part of the chef.

Documentation is the thing which you can rely on. There are many open source where it's documentation is not so good and supportive. Does not hold good with chef. Apart of official docs one can find many other posts on blogs on chef.

Over a period of time, chef has become a self sustained in pendent platform itself.
People of built tool of other tools to help many developers and devops.
What do you dislike?
Couple of tools which are out of the box, yet to see the stable release.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
I am running my entire e-commerce ERP and CRM solutions and running my entire aws stack using chef.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Considering the community support and the amount of the developer involved I can recommend others considering chef to other configure management system


    Fábio S.

Infrastructure setup and maintenance automation for our PaaS offering

  • May 29, 2015
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
The powerful recipes system, version control and distributed capabilities. Chef allowed us to automate most, if not all the automated provisioning and change management systems in the underlying servers of our PaaS offering through Ruby scripting, shell scripting and Powershell scripting.
What do you dislike?
Ruby scripting. Ruby is a language that, in my opinion, is declining in relation to more straightforward ones like Python. Chef relies a lot in Ruby, which, in a company like ours, is a skill that is hard to find, and there are some features that are only found in external gems which have not been maintained for a while now.
Unfortunately the document is sparse and you'll have to comb through the internet to find answers to some common use cases.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
Automation of the provisioning of our PaaS offering servers and change management (patch installation, platform upgrades, performance metering). Chef, as an open source solution backed by an Enterprise version, allowed us to start small and scale very quickly to around 600 servers now.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Be proficient in Ruby. Understand the concepts behind it and go for a subscription that will help you get up and running quickly. Unfortunately the document is sparse and you'll have to comb through the internet to find answers to some common use cases.


    Justin S.

The best of breed

  • May 02, 2015
  • Review provided by G2

What do you like best?
100% open source
The right community and mindset
Jez Miller
Microsoft is partnering with chef and you'll see integrated TFS and visual studio stuff soon
Chef continuous deliver tool shows they know what they are doing
What do you dislike?
Nothing, the support is top notch. They are an awesome company that I fully recommend.
What problems is the product solving and how is that benefiting you?
Configuration as code
Configuration management
Continuous delivery
Infrastructure standup and tear down
Blue green deployments
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Stop looking here, puppet is just mimicking chef's model now...don't pick the company struggling to keep up.