Whether you’re managing a small website running on a single machine or a large service running on thousands of virtual machines, Chef makes it easy to automate configuration, deployment and management. Chef relies on reusable definitions called recipes for expressing system configuration, coupled with a client/server framework for distributing and enforcing the configuration. In a typical web service deployment, for example, you can use recipes to define how you’d like to configure the load balancer, Apache web servers and MongoDB servers, and then easily deploy the recipes to your service’s virtual machines. Chef has a large active community with 60,000 members and has been downloaded more than 12 million times.
Today, we’re making it even easier to deploy Open Source Chef on Google Compute Engine with Click to Deploy. Now you can quickly set up a Chef server to provision and manage resources on Compute Engine. This adds even more speed and ease to building and deploying cloud environments. “Fast high-quality software delivery requires automation and cloud technologies in combination with DevOps practices,” said Ken Cheney, vice president of business development for Chef. “Our integration with Google Cloud Platform delivers a seamless experience for rapidly building and deploying cloud environments to accelerate software development. ”
-Posted by Pratul Dublish, Technical Program Manager