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April 9, 2015

Google serves up faster deployment

The addition of Click to Deploy will allow users to set up Chef much faster.

By James Nunns

Google has announced that it is making its OpenSource Chef easier to deploy on Google Compute Engine.

Google has added Click to Deploy, which will allow users to set up a Chef server to provision and manage resources on Compute Engine.

Chef uses reusable definitions for system configuration which is couple with a client/server framework for distributing and enforcing the configuration.

Ken Cheney, vice president of business development for Chef, said: "Fast high-quality software delivery requires automation and cloud technologies in combination with DevOps practices."

"Our integration with Google Cloud Platform delivers a seamless experience for rapidly building and deploying cloud environments to accelerate software development."

Currently, Chef has a community with 60,000 active members and has been downloaded more than 12 million times.

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