Opscode Announces Integration with Google Compute Engine

Opscode®, the leader in cloud infrastructure automation, today announced that Opscode Open Source Chef™, Hosted Chef™ and Private Chef™ solutions provide full integration with Google Compute Engine, delivering full stack infrastructure automation – from server provisioning and configuration management to continuous delivery of infrastructure and applications. Leveraging Opscode’s knife plugin for Google Compute Engine, businesses of all sizes can rapidly create, bootstrap and manage Google cloud resources.

“The public cloud holds the potential for true workload mobility, where users can move data, applications and operations between clouds as needed, ensuring the right mix of price and performance,” said Christopher Brown, CTO, Opscode. “To realize this potential, public cloud providers need to eliminate barriers to mobility and Google Compute Engine is doing just that by creating an open, easily accessible cloud platform. By leveraging Opscode Chef to build their applications, customers are able to easily migrate their explications from other virtual machine services to Google Compute Engine with a single command, or vice versa.”

Google Compute Engine provides a highly reliable, open, cost-effective compute infrastructure that enables any developer or business to run large scale computing workloads on the same infrastructure that runs Google search, Gmail, and ads. Google’s world-class data centers and infrastructure technology provide unparalleled performance and value, and its architecture is optimized for predictability, scalability, security, and flexibility.

Opscode Chef combines with Google Compute Engine to enable the creation and management of cloud resources directly from the command line, ensuring infrastructure is consistent and easily scalable. With Chef, Google Compute Engine users can automate the full compute stack, from server provisioning all the way through application deployment. Opscode Chef provides recipes – re-usable configuration templates – for everything from rebuilding environments to configuring resources, ensuring a seamless, enterprise-grade experience. In addition, the open source Chef community features 13,000 registered users, 750 individual contributors, 135 corporate contributors and 500 cookbooks, providing a rich ecosystem of support for Google Compute Engine customers looking to make the most of their investment in the cloud.

“In order to help our customers get the most out of our cloud platform products,” explains Shailesh Rao, Director of New Products and Solutions for Google Enterprise, “we have worked closely with technology partners to integrate complementary offerings and with services firms to enable them to build powerful new cloud-based solutions that help customers accelerate their success and innovation.”

Google Compute Engine partners include services firms, such as systems integrators, developers, and IT consultants, and technology firms, such as software vendors, platform companies, and management and tools vendors. These partners offer complementary services, solutions, and technologies that have been integrated to provide customers with powerful new solutions using Google Compute Engine. For more information on Opscode and its solutions integrated with Google Compute Engine, please visit http://wiki.opscode.com/display/chef/Community+Plugins, and to learn more about the Google Compute Engine, please go to http://cloud.google.com.

About Opscode Chef

Opscode’s pioneering software, Chef, is an open-source systems integration framework built specifically for automating the cloud. No matter how complex the realities of business, Chef makes it easy to deploy servers and scale applications throughout an entire infrastructure. Through a combination of configuration management and service-oriented architectures, Chef, Hosted Chef and Private Chef make it easy to create an elegant, fully automated infrastructure while simplifying systems management.

About Opscode
Opscode is the leader in cloud infrastructure automation. Opscode helps companies of all sizes develop fully automated server infrastructures that scale easily and predictably; can be quickly rebuilt in any environment; and save developers and systems engineers time and money. Opscode’s team is comprised of web infrastructure experts responsible for building and operating some of the world’s largest websites and cloud computing platforms. More information can be found at www.opscode.com.