About Chef Enterprise Automation Stack

Chef Enterprise Automation Stack is a configuration management solution that helps DevOps teams streamline application development, infrastructure configuration and compliance auditing operations. It enables IT teams to automate infrastructure deployment processes through built-in validations, automated testing, and server data management capabilities.

The application allows users to streamline continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) operations. Features of Chef Enterprise Automation Stack include security management, collaboration, data analytics, reporting, an interactive dashboard and more. Additionally, professionals can use the platform to create, deploy and manage online applications across various IT infrastructures.

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33 Reviews of Chef Enterprise Automation Stack

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.42 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

3.5

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

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January 2019

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Vandana from Deloitte India

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Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Management Consulting

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2019

Chef - A DevOps Tool to manage your all configuration.

We manage the application and services so efficiently with it. The chef-solo also helps in learning and implementing the things. On production we use client/server mode to make it more productive. The elastic search indexing help the client node to handle the query in more efficient manner.

Pros

Chef is a powerful configuration management tool that manages and helps in automating the infrastructure with the advance software methodology . It helps in managing the timeline for release. Chef also provide the template infrastructure to configure the module according to the enterprise and DevOps standard. It really helps in deploying the project with the automation. It is written in Ruby and Erlang which run so efficiently on servers without using the must resources. The DevOps methodology helps in making a streamline for configuration and maintenance.

Cons

Implementation of Chef and opting the DevOps methodology is one of the complex part of it. Master Node can be only configurable in Linux\Unix platform. Learning curves are sharp but the brief documentation help and never let you stuck in any step.

June 2021

Rajesh from Supreme Technologies

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2021

Review Chef Enterprise Automation Stack

Over All Better Devops tool in Automation Industry.

Pros

The Chef Enterprise Automation stack is better automation tool in DevOps Industry. Easy to Deploy and Maintenance both On-Premises and Cloud Infrastructure.

Cons

The Chef Enterprise Automation stack may improve their deployment methodologies compared with others tool Like Ansible , Salt.

Reasons for Choosing Chef Enterprise Automation Stack

Testing and Evaluation

Reasons for Switching to Chef Enterprise Automation Stack

Testing

February 2020

Anonymous

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Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Functionality

3.0

February 2020

Good automation tool

Happy to use it for automatic deployment when someone else did the hard stuff to configure it.

Pros

It offered a lot of automation capability, which for the rigth people unlocks deployment of the applications and it's written in Ruby.

Cons

The documentation was a bit scarce, and the available resources online were not that great at the time I tried this.

January 2019

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Gurleen from Tech Mahindra

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Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

January 2019

Chef - The Configuration Mangement with power of DevOps

Chef is helping us to configure the build and deploy for the different server at the same time. Chef help us to implement the true DevOps environment for the development and product delivery.

Pros

Chef is the configuration management tool. It helps in automation build, deploys and manages the CI pipeline and also provides the collaboration and makes clean and easy way for release. The Open Source code make it transparent and easy to debug and customize it. Chef is the best tool to pick form the CM DevOps option as it has the most features that need a CI pipeline need it at the time of development and delivery. Chef is highly scalable with high availability as backup master node is also there.

Cons

Implementation is the most complex part. There should be wizards for the same to make it simple and easy. Master Node can be configured on linux only, So it makes it compulsory to know LINUX while setup of master node. ChefBook is not as easy as yaml scripting language.

April 2019

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Nidhi from IES Interactive Entertainment Studios

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Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Computer Games

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2019

A tool for automation of complete infrastructure.

Chef is one of the best and simplest tool for configuration management and automation for code infrastructures. Chef made the deployment of 500+ hybrid environment of different projects which makes it simple with the help of automation.

Pros

Chef is a complete automation tool which help us to build the efficient infrastructure of code. It also helps to simplify the configuration management, monitoring and deployment. The build in templates for cloud and on-premises help to setup the configuration. Integration with different cloud and OS make it dynamic to flexible. Chef is one of the best and easiest tool for configuration management. The event feed provide the one stop notification for our all configurations. The customized compliance help to generate the reports for audits.

Cons

Chef needs to provide the simple wizards to setup the master & client nodes for different environment. Documentation search engine should be more enhanced. Chef should also come with the PUSH configuration as it is always recommended in such case when our infrastructure is scaling to frequently.