CIO published an article that said “the primary mission of the CIO is no longer to drive competitive advantage by balancing a cadence of enterprise-wide deployments with the ongoing maintenance of legacy infrastructure.” Instead it suggested that “the best CIOs will embrace public cloud technology, free themselves from infrastructure maintenance, and instead focus on ways to increase employee and customer engagement that drive business results.”
Chef is a fantastic tool, but it can be scary to some as they dig in to get the most out of it. The great news is we are helping to simplify Chef by removing the complexity of deploying Chef cookbooks, making them easily accessible to everyone.
“Hybrid cloud might be all the rage today, but the multi-cloud model — where IT deploys a mix of cloud services from different providers — is next in line.”
SearchCloudComputing, Multi-cloud strategies to follow hybrid cloud craze
As we journey from private to public cloud adoption, stopping at hybrid in the middle, we are now looking at the next evolution – a multi-cloud approach. Not all clouds are the same and the need for multiple clouds is a reality. So the natural next step for DevOps is to adopt a multi-cloud strategy.
The majority of enterprises are looking into the deployment of multiple clouds for both the short and long-term according to survey results reported in Cloud Tech News. The research found that:
As a Chef user, you’ll want to easily deploy Chef cookbooks to applications in the cloud. This could involve a lot of work and time, or can more easily be done. Let’s dive into the situation.
Your goal is to deploy a Chef cookbook to an application in the cloud. You have the cookbook from the Chef Supermarket, or maybe you have your own one, which describes an application that is specific to your organization. The Chef cookbook contains all the steps to get your application up and running, so it should be an easy task. But guess what? It’s not. There are still a number of steps that you have to go through before the cookbook can start doing its magic, building and running the application for you.