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Rally Software Leverages Chef [Professional Services Close - Up]
[July 26, 2014]

Rally Software Leverages Chef [Professional Services Close - Up]

(Professional Services Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Chef reported that Rally Software has deployed Chef to bring its developer and IT operations teams together to develop new services and increase focus on IT innovation.

With Chef, the company said, Rally can automate IT management and application testing in its virtualized infrastructure, powering a service-oriented architecture (SOA) that unlocks faster application development and shorter feedback loops for Rally's customers.

According to a media release, by using Chef, Rally can: -Ensure system resiliency: Combining Chef with Berkshelf and Vagrant, and using Test Kitchen, Rally can automate a number of tests for everything from a new server to a new application deployment.

-Move: Because Chef automates the management of Rally's infrastructure, the operations team can provide development with resources on-demand, giving them the compute they need to deliver applications as fast as they can code.

-Unify dev and ops: Chef gives both development and operations teams the ability to treat infrastructure as code, creating a common blueprint for configurations and deployments that improves collaboration and development velocity.

"Our previous solution for configuration management and deployment didn't scale. It created a difficult developer workflow and was not testable or repeatable. Now Chef lets us apply software engineering practices to our infrastructure and allows us to create cross-functional teams that operationalize the products they're building. We can move faster, as one unified team and make customer feedback loops extremely tight," said Steve Willcox, Chief Engineer, Director of Core Services, Rally Software.

"Agility is part of Rally's DNA. Its agile application lifecycle management platform helps accelerate business velocity, improve productivity, and more effectively adapt to customer needs. The company's transition to a DevOps-oriented environment demonstrates that it's living and breathing agility at home. Plus they're big Chef Community contributors, which we really appreciate," said Adam Jacob, Chief Technology Officer, Chef Software.

Chef is a provider of web-scale IT automation.

Rally Software is a global provider of software and services solutions to drive business agility.

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