Opscode was formed to provide every company with access to the tools and systems required to build a fully automated server infrastructure: one that scales easily and predictably, that can be quickly rebuilt in any environment, and that saves systems engineers both time and money. Opscode's Chef is an open source systems integration framework built to bring the benefits of configuration management to your entire infrastructure. With Chef, you select code to describe how you want each part of your infrastructure to be built, then apply those descriptions to your servers. The result is a fully automated infrastructure: when a new server comes on line, the only thing you have to do is tell Chef what role it should play in your architecture.
Chef is available under the Apache license and there is a large and vibrant community of open source users and contributors around the project.
The Opscode Platform is a web service, managed by Opscode, that makes building and managing an infrastructure with Chef both easier and more powerful.
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