Chef Case Study
Chef helps customers automate their infrastructure, accelerating time to market managing scale and complexity, and safeguarding systems. Whether your network is in the cloud, on-site, or a hybrid, Chef can automate how you configure, deploy, and scale your servers and applications–whether you manage 5 servers, 5,000 servers, or 500,000. It’s no wonder Chef has been chosen by companies like Facebook, GE, and Amazon for mission-critical challenges.
Due to an increase in demand for professional services, Chef created a certification process that would link their customers to an eco-system of qualified Chef engineers to leverage for their respective initiatives. Cascadeo was selected as one of the initial partners to complete the training and certification process.
The Chef Certification Program is designed to thoroughly assess, train, and verify skills and abilities to successfully deploy Chef, as well as establish a pattern towards continuous delivery for customers. Chef takes a hands-on approach with partners on joint projects to ensure best practices are well understood and implemented. Additionally, the partner certification program includes active participation in the Chef and DevOps communities, as well as having an internal practice manager to ensure proper knowledge transfer. The certification program is currently invite-only.
The Certification Process
Receiving the Chef certification required several criteria to be met. Cascadeo’s engineering team needed to attend a number of Chef-led training sessions and workshops. In addition, Chef shadowed several joint engagements, and also reviewed a range of projects we had previously completed as validation of our work product, approach, and methodologies. Lastly, we needed to have one of our engineers lead a multi-day Chef training seminar.
The Success Story
Cascadeo’s DevOps practice enables our clients to focus on developing their products and services, accelerate time to market, and decrease operational overhead. By providing our clients with certified Cloud and Chef engineers, Cascadeo empowers our clients to integrate proper deployment methodologies, change management strategies, and continuous integration and delivery into their development cycles.
Cascadeo partners with our clients’ DevOps, IT, and engineering teams to provide ongoing support, training, infrastructure as code scripting, and CI/CD pipeline methodologies. By leveraging Cascadeo’s expertise, customers can more effectively deploy, manage and support all of their environments on 24x7x365 basis.
As part of our partnership with Chef, Cascadeo engineers have access to additional support services from, interact with key Chef stakeholders and product teams, and continue to receive and participate in ongoing trainings. This ensures we are leveraging the most current methodologies and best practices for mission critical applications and operations.
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