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IGN deployed Hosted Chef by Opscode and has experienced significant success because it is implemented using Ruby DSL, which allowed better integration of both centers, superior configuration management, OS flexibility, and easier virtualization and automation. Hosted Chef is the world’s first and only hosted software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform for automated infrastructure configuration and management, and allows Chef to take dynamic, infrastructure centric actions across any portion of the environment. By leveraging Hosted Chef, IGN was able to significantly reduce man-hours spent on infrastructure maintenance tasks, increase the ability to add new nodes in minutes to keep up with peaks in web traffic and achieve a fully-automated, virtualized infrastructure.
Overall, deploying Hosted Chef alleviates unnecessary complexity and significantly reduces man-hours for maintenance and scalability. "I shudder to think how long it would have taken to migrate if we didn’t have a systems automation framework," concludes Creasey. "We did it quickly with Chef, and saved a lot of time and man-hours in the process."
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IGN Entertainment February 2011 San Francisco Bay Area North America Europe Australia
SOURCE Opscode, Inc.