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The Journey to Continuous Automation

Nathen Harvey
November 03, 2017

The Journey to Continuous Automation

Chef is the leader in Continuous Automation software, and one of the founders of the DevOps movement. Nathen Harvey, VP of Community at Chef, will present and demonstrate Chef's capabilities for enabling collaboration and continuous automation across your infrastructure, applications, and compliance for all your apps and infrastructure. Manage everything as code, follow a proven path, and achieve measurable outcomes with Chef.

This was presented at the Nashville DevOps Meetup. https://www.meetup.com/NashDevOps/events/241250541/

Nathen Harvey

November 03, 2017

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    Harvey VP, Community Development @nathenharvey
  2. Software success metrics SPEED Measure of rate of software change

    EFFICIENCY Measure of effectiveness of software change RISK Measure of quality of software change @nathenharvey
  3. Software success metrics are at odds Improving on one metric

    can negatively impact the others SPEED EFFICIENCY RISK A focus on increasing speed to meet business requirements... ...can introduce more errors into the environment... ...and open up security holes faster than teams can react. @nathenharvey
  4. @nathenharvey The journey to continuous automation Three steps to improvement

    across all dimensions of software success Detect Correct Automate 1. Detect Gain visibility and develop baselines 2. Correct Remediate priority issues 3. Automate Continuously detect & correct
  5. 55% Step one: Detect Gain visibility into current status to

    satisfy audits and drive decision-making of organizations do compliance assessments inconsistently or not at all. Apply policies and gain a complete view across the fleet ▪  Accurately assess risk ▪  Prioritize remediation actions ▪  Maintain audit readiness ▪  Create and adjust policies ” Continuous visibility means that you enter into audits knowing the outcome. Jon Williams, NIU ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓
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    ✓ ✓ ✓ Step two: Correct Remediate issues to improve performance and security ▪  Prioritize actions based on impact ▪  Improve application performance ▪  Close security holes ▪  Prove policy compliance Web & Media Giant Can patch 250,000 nodes within 6 hours of a patch being made available Develop, test, and deploy remediation to address issues across the fleet ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ of organizations need days or longer to remediate issues. 58%
  7. 59% Step three: Automate Deploy applications faster and manage risk

    continuously ▪  Increase speed while reducing risk ▪  Improve software change efficiency ▪  Maintain security and compliance ▪  Align DevOps and InfoSec Every resource and app in HPC environment automatically qualified as compliant with FDA standards before deployment ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ ✓ of organizations do not assess for compliance until code is running in production. Deploy applications with confidence
  8. Chef can help you achieve Continuous Automation Follow a proven

    path Automate by treating as code Achieve measurable outcomes @nathenharvey
  9. A cultural and professional movement focused on how to build

    and operate high-velocity organizations, born from the experiences of its practitioners. DevOps @nathenharvey
  10. Next steps Start your journey to continuous automation today Chef

    has helped over a thousand customers on the journey to Continuous Automation Chef Automate Demo Understand the Chef Automate technology in context of your needs Prioritize Detect & Correct Use Cases Act on insights and remediate before problems are deployed Try Chef Automate Pilot An easy way to get hands-on with the product https://learn.chef.io/modules/chef-automate-pilot#/