Chef and Infrastructure-as-a-Service have always been a great match. The scale enabled by dynamic server provisioning is best harnessed by an automation framework that is consistent and flexible. With the release of HP Cloud, that same combination of IaaS and next generation configuration management is available as part of an enterprise-class, open public cloud backed by exceptional customer support.
At the heart of this integration is the official Opscode plugin for the HP Cloud. With this plugin, Chef users can create, bootstrap, and manage HP Cloud instances directly from knife. For more information on how to get started, please see the following:
HP Cloud Services is providing public cloud infrastructure services for organizations of all sizes. Designed with OpenStack™ technology at the core, HP's open, transparent architecture ensures no vendor lock-in, improves developer productivity, features easy-to-use tools for faster time to code, provides access to a rich partner ecosystem, and is backed by exceptional customer support. HP's initial offering includes on-demand compute instances or virtual machines, scalable online storage capacity and accelerated delivery of cached content to end users. HP's full suite of public cloud services will enable the next generation of web services to be built, run and scale on a global basis backed with a broad marketplace of analytics, tools and services. HP's cloud supports customers with a differentiated hybrid delivery model, providing interoperability and portability across public, private and managed clouds.