The Chef Win Series is a response to: "How has Chef changed our operations for the better, in the past 2 years since our shop adopted it?"  Example:

You May - Therefore You Must

Consider this. You may wish to use Chef to manage a battery of 500 servers. Or if you're Facebook, maybe even thousands. For such a task, you must use a Chef Server to maintain the metadata about the nodes. You may, therefore you must.

I blogged about this mercilessly last year. I was not happy. Setting up a Chef server for what I do on a daily basis in my little lab is, er uh, ridiculous. Read more »

The Chef Win Series is a response to: "How has Chef changed our operations for the better, in the past 2 years since our shop adopted it?"
An additional perspective:

Challenges - the Background

I challenged Chef not even a year ago to acknowledge and solve these problems. Read more »

It's a competitive world out there. Simplicity is inevitable, just a question of what's going to deliver the simple solution first.

NOTE: This blog is written by a Chef loyalist and is not to be taken as anti-Chef in any respect. There is already solid traction to remedy much of what is written below, so hopefully this blog will become very dated, very quickly! July 25th, 2014. Read more »