Chef Helps Migrate Apps to Microsoft Azure
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Today at Microsoft Ignite 2018, Chef announced several new offerings that help customers migrate legacy applications onto and manage configuration and compliance of their Microsoft Azure infrastructure. These include a public preview of Chef Automate Managed Service for Azure, seamless integration of Chef Workstation with Azure Cloud Shell, and new compliance automation capabilities for InSpec by Chef when used with with Azure.
The integration of Chef’s suite of automation tools with Azure gives users the computing power needed to continuously automate infrastructure, applications and compliance across their environments, regardless of their size. This results in increased velocity with reduced risk.
Today’s announcements include:
Public preview of Chef Automate Managed Service for Azure accelerates organizations’ time-to-value by removing the effort of deploying and managing Chef Automate on their own. This includes full support for Chef Automate 2.0 as a fully-managed service including automatic updates.
Chef Workstation integration with Azure Cloud Shell provides a quick method for applying configuration changes to users’ systems, regardless of whether they are managed by Chef, and without requiring any pre-installed software -- all within the Azure portal. Access to Chef Workstation in Azure Cloud Shell, coupled with InSpec, lets users run configuration commands and compliance checks on nodes that were previously not managed by Chef for continuous automation across their entire Azure platform.
Integration of InSpec with Azure’s cloud infrastructure (beta), in combination with Chef Automate 2 compliance profiles for Azure’s CIS Benchmark, gives users the ability to automate compliance audits for all application environments directly from Azure Cloud Shell. Microsoft's newly released Azure Policy Guest Configuration uses InSpec for all Linux VMs that are managed by Azure Policy.