Chef, a provider of continuous automation software and one of the founders of the DevOps movement, has launched a brand new solution for VMware Cloud on AWS. Launched at VMware World 2017 in Las Vegas (August 27 – 31), VMware Cloud on AWS would bring together VMware’s Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) software and elastic, bare-metal infrastructure from AWS – to give organizations consistent operating model and application mobility for private and public cloud.
Chef’s new integration would enable users to apply a consistent workflow across teams to break down barriers for rapid deployment, with no additional investment.
Application teams can use the familiar Chef tools to move workloads into production with increased speed and improved efficiency through “simple, consistent workflows, while also decreasing risk using InSpec for compliance automation.”
“With Chef and VMware Cloud on AWS, developers can quickly deploy their applications to test environments and IT personnel can maintain control of production environments and workloads,” said James Casey, VP of Partner Integrations, Chef. “This saves time and energy, which organizations can exert toward creating meaningful code instead of learning unnecessary workflow processes.”
VMware Cloud on AWS technology partners would enable customers to deploy the same proven solutions seamlessly in both the public and private cloud. VMware would simplify the deployment and eliminate the need for partners to refactor solutions for VMware Cloud on AWS. If a partner solution works on-premises in a VMware vSphere environment, it would easily support VMware Cloud on AWS.
“VMware Cloud on AWS provides customers a seamlessly integrated hybrid cloud offering that gives customers the SDDC experience from the leader in private cloud, running on the leading public cloud provider, AWS,” said Mark Lohmeyer, vice president, products, Cloud Platforms Business Unit, VMware. “Solutions such as Chef enable IT teams to reduce cost, increase efficiency, and create operational consistency across cloud environments. We’re excited to work with partners such as Chef to enhance native VMware Cloud on AWS capabilities and empower customers with flexibility and choice in solutions that can drive business value.”