Conjur’s husband-and-wife co-founders have a tool that’s essentially a modern day update to Active Directory, except tailored for the world of cloud computing. Say goodbye to not knowing who has access to what’s in your tangled web of the cloud.
A Chef release engineer claims that he received death threats and abusive emails due to his contributions on projects relating to the open source configuration management tool.
Chef, the company that provides commercial support for the open-source Chef configuration management and deployment tool, on Wednesday said noted agile development bigwig Jez Humble has joined the company as VP of engineering. Humble is the co-author of the book Continuous Delivery, which advocates for a kind of development process in which software can be rapidly deployed to production at any given moment. Since Chef promotes the devops school that aims to bring developers and operations staff together, this hire makes sense. Humble’s development skills and notoriety in the agile community could help bridge that gap. Humble was previously a principal at the agile consulting firm ThoughtWorks.
Whereas Moogsoft uses machine-learning algorithms to discover problems before they happen and plans on launching a cloud version of its product, PagerDuty has a cloud-based service and wants to eventually add machine-learning capabilities.
The new announcements show that Chef is continuing its push to be the market leader in configuration management and IT automation. However, there’s probably going to be some disgruntled open source purists who have a bone to pick.
A former employee singled out the open source configuration management company for not practicing what it preaches, and as a result, Chef said it will be working on addressing its developer community.
The Portland-based company that specializes in DevOps said this is the last financing round before the company attempts to go public.
A growing cadre of Ansible users now have a central site to post and share roles, ask questions, and read reviews.