Opscode Announces Integration with VMware vCloud

SEATTLE, Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —Opscode®, the leader in cloud infrastructure automation, today announced Open Source Chef™, Hosted Chef™ and Private Chef™ all provide integration with VMware vCloud to deliver full stack infrastructure automation for VMware’s production-level cloud computing services. Leveraging Opscode’s Knife plugin for the VMware vCloud API, businesses of all sizes can rapidly create, bootstrap and manage VMware vCloud instances, from server provisioning and configuration management to continuous application delivery.

Opscode also today announced new Knife command-line plugins VMware vCloud public cloud providers Terremark and Blue Box, enabling users to flexibly deploy and automate vCloud infrastructure in these public cloud services. Opscode currently provides Knife command-line integration with a broad spectrum of public cloud providers. For the full list please visit: http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Community+Plugins

“The real power of cloud computing is the flexibility to choose how much compute you need, where and when you need it, and to move your application stack to a different infrastructure at any time,” said Christopher Brown, CTO, Opscode. “By delivering API integration with VMware vCloud, Terremark, Blue Box and many others, Opscode Chef gives customers the flexibility to make the most of the cloud, ensuring they can easily automate the full application stack in any compute environment.”

Opscode Chef works with VMware vCloud to facilitate the creation and management of vCloud instances directly from the command-line, ensuring private cloud infrastructure is consistent and scalable. Meanwhile, Opscode Chef integrates with VMware vCloud public cloud providers Terremark and Blue Box to enable customers to easily move projects between private the public clouds, reducing infrastructure management and improving operational efficiency.

Opscode Chef provides recipes – re-usable configuration templates – for everything from rebuilding environments to deploying applications. In addition, the open source Chef community features 16,000 registered users, 760 individual contributors, 140 corporate contributors and 500 cookbooks, providing a rich ecosystem of support for VMware vCloud customers looking to make the most of their investment in the cloud.

About Opscode
Opscode is the leader in cloud infrastructure automation. Opscode helps companies of all sizes develop fully automated server infrastructures that scale easily and predictably; can be quickly rebuilt in any environment; and save developers and systems engineers time and money. Opscode’s team is comprised of web infrastructure experts responsible for building and operating some of the world’s largest websites and cloud computing platforms. More information can be found at www.opscode.com.


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