Opscode Partners with Microsoft for Windows Environments
Aug 22, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Opscode announced a collaboration with Microsoft Corp. to enable the Opscode Chef open source automation platform to take advantage of the new Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration feature of the Windows Management Framework (WMF).
According to a release, this new collaboration builds on continued efforts between Opscode, Microsoft, and Microsoft Open Technologies, Inc. (MS Open Tech), to enhance Opscode Chef's Windows configuration automation capabilities and help customers avoid configuration drift in enterprise IT environments.
Opscode Chef currently provides native, open source functionality for Windows with a number of critical operations, including server provisioning and configuration management, and is adding new options to help users easily automate Windows resources in the data center and public and private cloud. By delivering infrastructure as code, Opscode Chef gives development and operations teams new tools to deploy Windows compute resources, accelerating development cycles and reducing operational risk, the company said.
"Windows PowerShell's new Desired State Configuration feature is a platform component," said Jeffrey Snover, Distinguished Engineer, Cloud & Enterprise, Microsoft. "This means that partners can use Desired State Configuration once to instrument their products, and then their customers can use the configuration management product they prefer. Working with Opscode and integrating Chef demonstrates that we have the right design and simplifies the experience for Chef users who manage Windows."
"As enterprises look to IT as a catalyst in the race to market, these organizations must automate tasks in compute infrastructure that includes Windows-based environments," said Christopher Brown, CTO, Opscode. "Opscode Chef is the only open source automation platform with native Windows functionality, which can help customers drive faster, less risky product and application development cycles. Our continuing collaboration with Microsoft ensures Windows Server administrators can leverage the entire scope of Chef's open source automation capabilities for more rapidly delivering goods and services."
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