Microsoft And Chef Announces Partnership To Bring Further Automation And Management Practices To The Enterprise

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Microsoft Azure and Chef have announced their partnership to provide enterprises with the automation platform and DevOps practices that increase business velocity. They are integrating Chef’s IT automation platform with the Microsoft stack, helping customers rapidly move Windows and Linux workloads to Azure.

Key components of the collaboration include:

  • Engineering Collaboration: Chef and Microsoft will further enhance native automation experiences for Azure, Visual Studio, and Windows PowerShell DSC users. Microsoft Open Technologies has its own collection of Chef Cookbooks, providing rock-solid code for automating the provisioning and management of compute and storage instances in Azure. 2015 will bring additional deliverables across Windows, Azure, and Visual Studio with a focus on empowering customers to automate heterogeneous workloads and easily migrate them to Azure.
  • Sales Training and Customer Support: Chef will deliver hundreds of hours of DevOps education in Microsoft’s expansive ecosystem across industry events, digital channels, and community meetups. Chef will work with Microsoft to enable their field sales organization to support customers embracing automation, DevOps practices, and Microsoft Azure. Microsoft users interested in Chef and DevOps can already access a wealth of content, new online training tutorial on the Windows platform and a webinar series on Automating Azure with Chef.

Jason Zander, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Azure said the following on this partnership,

“Through this collaboration, we are not only enabling faster time to innovation in the cloud, but we are also underscoring Microsoft’s commitment to providing a first-class cloud experience for our customers regardless of whether they are using Windows or Linux.”

Read more about it here.

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