SEATTLE, Wash – January 24, 2011 Opscode, Inc., the leader in infrastructure automation, today announced that its flagship product, Chef, was awarded 'SeachDataCenter.com's 2010 Product Of The Year' in the category of Systems Management. The product of the year awards are selected by SearchDataCenter.com's editorial staff, in conjunction with a team of users, industry experts, analysts and consultants. SearchDataCenter.com's independent judges analyzed dozens of enterprise related products and selected winners on the following criteria: Ease of integration into existing environments, functionality, innovation, manageability, performance and value.
"Infrastructure automation is one of the most urgent and critical challenges in IT," said Adam Jacob, Author of Chef and Co-Founder of Opscode. "We are thrilled SearchDataCenter.com recognizes the value Chef and Opscode Hosted Chef provide to organizations facing the toughest IT challenges in data center management and cloud computing."
With the advent of cloud computing and virtualization, it is easier than ever to create new servers on demand. Very quickly, a bottleneck has developed around the configuration management layer, where files are written and packages are installed as new server infrastructure is built and maintained. Chef and Opscode Hosted Chef allow developers and systems engineers to fully automate their infrastructures with re-usable code, and without having to build or maintain systems management tools.
SearchDataCenter.com guides IT managers through the decision making and evaluation process they face when making key business choices for their corporate data centers. SearchDataCenter.com offers strategic and practical information on designing, maintaining, furnishing, staffing and running the enterprise data center, focusing on every aspect of the data center, including systems management, disaster recovery and backup, server consolidation strategies and more.
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Opscode is the leader in cloud infrastructure automation. We help companies of all sizes develop fully automated server infrastructures that scale easily and predictably; can be quickly rebuilt in any environment; and save developers and systems engineer's time and money. Opscode's team is comprised of web infrastructure experts responsible for building and operating some of the world's largest websites and cloud computing platforms. Opscode is headquartered in Seattle.