2018-07-01T08:03:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for Chef?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

Thank you!

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TW
DevOps Director at Aerohive
MSP
2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
Dec 11, 2018

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BP
AWS Content Support Manager at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Real User
2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
Dec 11, 2018

We use it for training.

Stefan Nava - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Centurylink
Real User
2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
Dec 11, 2018

We use it for deployment of applications. It is a tool that you can use on the back-end for deploying architectures. I have used the product for a couple years. I used to work for an online data center, and we used Chef for a lot of the tools and appointments.

MS
Senior Operations Engineer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
Dec 11, 2018

It's for deployment and configuration automation.

AS
Solutions Architect with 201-500 employees
Real User
2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
Dec 11, 2018

We use it for integration management.

TR
Engineer II at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2018-12-11T08:31:00Z
Dec 11, 2018

We use it for provisioning Adobe Experience Manager web application environments.

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IH
Manager at ZS Associates
Real User
2018-12-10T06:53:00Z
Dec 10, 2018

Our primary use case of this solution is for the orchestration of the service deployment, and integrations. Earlier, we had it on-prem but now it's totally on AWS cloud. AWS cloud is easier to use, and changing and refitting the architecture solutions is very easy.

JB
CTO at FCamara
Real User
2018-12-09T08:49:00Z
Dec 9, 2018

I have used in my current company for three years, and with other clients for more than ten years.

AC
Primary Architect at Autodesk, Inc.
Real User
2018-12-09T08:34:00Z
Dec 9, 2018

It is for orchestrating our servers and deployments to do integrations.

Wil Whitlark - PeerSpot reviewer
Lead DevOps Engineer at General Assembly
Real User
2018-12-05T07:52:00Z
Dec 5, 2018

We use it for provisioning and ongoing configuration management. We provision boxes with Chef by taking a base AMI that already has Chef installed, and already has the appropriate credentials to connect to the main server. Then, this will be able to roll out and deploy the configuration. In addition, it runs every five minutes, so any unexpected changes to the configuration get automatically reverted. This means, you get developers, who go into the box and change something, thinking it will be okay. Then, they come to you, asking "Why isn't this change that I'm making working?" We have to explain, "Because it shouldn't be going into the box in the first place."

Sharath Annabathina - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Software Engineer at BMS
Real User
2018-12-05T07:52:00Z
Dec 5, 2018

Our primary use case is having the properties set up across the servers. We have Chef recipes deployed and configured across our servers, so we get the same type of replication across our servers and environments. We are using the on-premise version. We have our applications already set up for on-premise. We are using Chef and preparing it for CI/CD and other properties. Now, we are planning ahead and will use the AWS service too.

MohammedHashim - PeerSpot reviewer
Principal Architect at Brillio
Real User
Top 5
2018-08-02T11:48:00Z
Aug 2, 2018

My primary use case for Chef has been always for infrastructure provisioning. For example, infrastructure as a cloud, provisioning it in a multi-cloud environment. That's predominantly what we're using Chef for.

it_user82485 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior DevOps Engineer at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
MSP
2018-07-01T08:03:00Z
Jul 1, 2018

I used Chef for server provisioning in AWS using the knife-aws plugin. I also used Chef as a configuration management tool. It did all the setup and configuration for all the software packages for multiple servers. To make any updates to the server setups, all we did was update the recipes on the Chef Server.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
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Murat Gultekin - PeerSpot reviewer
Presales Consultant - Solution Architect at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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Chef is mostly for the operating systems to deploy or style, e.g. not containers. Before the containers, you need hardware, then an operating system, then you start to work on Kubernetes. To automate those steps, we use Chef. The tool is useful for provisioning the operating system, because as you talk about the ops, sometimes customers ask to further deploy everything through automation, e.g. starting from scratch. You need to use different tools for you to provision via automation, so you need Chef. We use an automation tool such as Chef, then we were able to run Docker or containers on top of the hardware and operating system.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Apr 5, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
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Murat Gultekin - PeerSpot reviewer
Presales Consultant - Solution Architect at Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Apr 5, 2022
Pricing for Chef can be relatively high for some customers but, if we consider the benefits it provides, we can say that it is a reasonable price. . Customers need to pay for the license of the tool on a yearly basis.
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