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Using Chef Habitat to Migrate Legacy Windows Applications

Overview In this bog post we will discuss Using Chef Habitat to Migrate Legacy Windows Applications to a Modern Secure Platform. With support ending for Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008, legacy Windows applications will need to be migrated to newer secure and supportable modern platforms. For instance, Windows Server 2016 and 2019 […]

DevSecOps in the Cloud – Policy and Practice

Cloud computing is now ubiquitous throughout the software development industry.  There are many cloud service providers offering everything from ‘bare-metal’ virtual servers to complete server-less computing platforms.  The speed by which computing resources can be reserved and instantiated is a major contributing factor to the success of DevOps, where repeatability and automation is central.  However, […]

Main Stage at Chef Conf 2019

Perficient’s DevOps Journey & Approach – short video

Perficient colleagues recently attended Chef Software’s annual conference, ChefConf 2019 in Seattle, Washington.  In this short video, Perficient DevOps Delivery Director Sean Wilbur shares his point of view on the evolution of Perficient’s DevOps practice.  He also talks about how DevOps transformation is much more than just tools and code – and how culture and […]

ChefConf 2019 – Are you ready for it?

ChefConf 2019 kicks off in Chef’s (and my) hometown of Seattle in less than two weeks on May 20th.  If you’re interested in going and haven’t already registered, check out more information here and use code Hugs4Chef19 for 10% off your registration. Things I hope to hear at ChefConf This year promises to be a […]

Join Perficient at ChefConf 2019

ChefConf 2019, taking place in Seattle on May 20-23, is less than a month away! Perficient is proud to be exhibiting at ChefConf as a Silver sponsor. ChefConf offers a week full of workshops, deep sessions, and premier key speakers. It is one of the best opportunities for the DevOps community to come together to […]

Getting Started with Chef Habitat on Windows

Overview This is the second post in our series on Chef Habitat. For an introduction to Habitat, please refer to our initial post. In this write up, we will be looking closely at Habitat in a Windows context. There are a few differences between Habitat on Windows versus Linux or Mac which we will point out. […]

Chef Habitat – The Key to Self-Driving Applications

One of the newest and most compelling technologies from Chef Software is a project known as Habitat. Much of the early messaging and use cases around Habitat have left some with the impression that it’s simply another way to build application containers. Habitat is in fact much more and could be quite disruptive in terms of how […]

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Perficient Elevates Chef to Strategic Partner Status

Perficient is excited to announce that Chef is moving to a Strategic Partnership. They will join other distinguished partners on this list, including Google and AWS. These companies represent continually high levels of success and achievement at Perficient. Chef is a leader in secure, continuous automation open source and commercial software. Their elevation to Strategic […]

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Developing PaaS Using Step Functions and Hashicorp Tools

Introduction: Cloud tools now have the ability to let DevOps deliver cloud infrastructure along-side applications that are deployed on it. Did I just say, build a PaaS solution? Commercial PaaS solutions like OpenShift and Pivotal Cloud Foundry can be expensive and require specialized skills. They do speed up development and keep your enterprise cloud adoption […]

The Secret Ingredient to Digital Transformation: Your People

Digital innovation continues to disrupt industries at lightning speed. Today’s organizations are transforming their entire business – from strategy to operations, technology to culture – to better deliver value to their customers. In 2017, we compiled the top 10 trends leaders needed to know when it came to their digital transformation journey. In this 10-week […]

AWS OpsWorks for Chef Automate

“CIOs expect to shift 21% of their company’s applications to a public cloud this year, and 46% by 2020, according to a report by Morgan Stanley.” Intro Recently, I attended a webinar on “Cloud Migration”. It was a joint presentation by folks from AWS and Chef. It touched on two key areas – “migration to […]

Reach the Peak of Innovation with DevOps

According to research firm Gartner, IT spending will total $86.4 billion by the end of this year, with much of the investment going into initiatives including DevOps. Organizations who leverage tools within the DevOps toolchain including Sonatype, CloudBees, Chef, Ansible, Amazon Web Services, and Pivotal experience positive business outcomes, from money saved to easier collaboration […]

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