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This list of people / organizations using Chef is to help our community get to know each other better.

Please add an entry for yourself or your organization and include the following:

  • Organization/Person
  • Usage/implementation: A brief description of what you're using Chef to do.
  • IRC: If you use IRC, please include your nickname.
  • Twitter: If you use Twitter and don't mind some more followers.

Opscode

Who

We wrote Chef! We eat our own dog food, too (smile).

How

We run our production infrastructure with Chef, obviously.

IRC nick(s)

holoway, jtimberman, kallistec, skeptomai, jesserobbins, barrysteinglass, btmspox, schisamo, stephendelano, tomascz, nathenharvey

Twitter

@opscode, @jtimberman, @kallistec, @adamhjk, @raxmus, @jesserobbins, @skeptomai, @btmspox, @schisamo, @sdelano, @mattray, @timhin, @tmonk42, @nuoyan, @sfalcon, @tomasczt, @metaxis, @sarahnovoty, @stevedanna, @jesbourne, @someara, @kevsmith, @cwm, @Marc_Paradise, @mzyk83, @nathenharvey

ThoughtWorks

Who

A company wholly devoted to the art and science of custom software. We make it, and we make our clients better at it. Our bottom line is to design and deliver software fast and predictably

How

To manage our internal apps and infrastructure, to help our client doing continuous delivery

IRC nick(s)

ranjibd

Twitter

@RanjibDey, @AjeyGore

Runa

Who

SaaS for Online Merchants, allows them to create dynamic promotions based on consumer interests and behavior

How

We're working on our next, next gen (Chef 0.10.x / Hosted Chef / Ironfan) deployment of Hadoop/HBase, RabbitMQ, Redis, our Clojure based Swarmiji distributed processing cluster. We also use Rails for Merchant and Administrative dashboard. We've been using Chef since 0.8 alpha to deploy our infrastructure on Amazon EC2

IRC nick(s)

rberger, icylisper, deafmacro

Twitter

@rberger, @icylisper, @deafmacro

Cloudant

Who

A database designed for the web

How

Managing our infrastructure and deploying erlang apps with chef

IRC nick(s)

joewilliams

Twitter

@williamsjoe

Vaycay

Who

Vacation Destination Planning

How

Configuration of application, database, and caching servers to Rackspace Cloud.

Blue State Digital

Who

Web site development, technology development and implementation and strategic campaign and program management services

How

Installing and managing the various daemons and frameworks that make our Linux servers go, and provisioning new servers

Twitter

@bsdwire

Peritor Scalarium

Who

Cloud provisioning and deployment on Amazon EC2

How

Configuring, managing and deploying the instance landscape for customers so they don't have to.

IRC nick(s)

roidrage

Twitter

@scalarium, @peritor, @roidrage, @jweiss

VersaPay

Who

VersaPay offers everything you need to accept credit and debit card payments in person, on the go, on your website, and in the office

How

Configure, manage, implement all aspects of systems infrastructure using Chef

IRC nick(s)

mcarruthers

Twitter

@versapay_tech @versapay @mdcarruthers

Flowdock

Who

Flowdock is a team messenger for agile software developers.

How

Configure, manage and deploy our complex technology stack (involving Ruby on Rails, Scala, Cassandra, ...)

IRC nick(s)

Mutru

Twitter

@flowdock @mutru

Evite

Who

Evite is the premier social-planning website for creating, sending, and managing online invitations.

How

(starting to) configure, manage and deploy our technology stack (involving Python/tornado, nginx, MySQL, MongoDB, ...)

IRC nick(s)

ggheo

Twitter

@griggheo

Socrata

Who

Socrata provides a turn-key data publishing platform for government agencies, non-profits, and corporations.

How

We use Chef to manage our production and staging environments across multiple datacenters.

IRC nick(s)

natacado

Twitter

@natacado

DevStructure

Who

DevStructure makes smart development environments sold as a service that can figure out what you’ve done on your server and generate Chef cookbooks (shell scripts and Puppet manifests, too).

How

Our development environments come stocked with out sandbox and blueprint utilities, which are also accessible via the web.

IRC

rcrowley and zenmatt, usually found in #devstructure

Twitter

@devstructure, @rcrowley, and @zenmatt

Reframe It

Who

We wrote Reframe It, a tool that let's you comment on web sites.

How

We're rearchitecting our system, and part of that effort is managing our infrastructure with Chef.

IRC nick(s)

coshx, ajburton, usually available in #reframeit

Twitter

@anthonyburton, @coshx

ZephirWorks

Who

We are a boutique app development and devops shop targeting medium and large companies across Europe.

How

We use Chef to help our customers (mostly in the publishing and telco markets) manage their servers; that includes writing custom cookbooks and certifying stock cookbooks on the different distros. Of course we also use it to manage our own infrastructure.

IRC nick(s)

acampi

Twitter

@andreacampi, @andreacgranata

ShopRun

Who

We are a Tokyo-based SaaS, (the links are Japanese only FTM). ShopRun is a multi-tenant chain-store management service with a 100% uptime SLA.

How

We manage an important chunk of our cloud infrastructure with Chef. We never directly ssh anymore!

Twitter

@shoprun

Aframe

Who

We're a collaborative video platform

How

We run all of our infrastructure with Chef, and we love infrastructure-as-code.

IRC nick(s)

jonlives

Twitter

@aframehq, @jonlives

DataSift & TweetMeme

Who

We're a realtime social data mining platform

How

All of our development, staging and production servers are entirely managed by Chef. No way we could do it without it!

IRC nick(s)

alexforrow, Gareth / NetworkString

Twitter

@alexforrow , @NetworkString

GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

Who

We're a major german public physics research institute

How

We are adopting Infrastructure as Code to ramp up our computing centres including a large multi-application batch computing farm processing data from our local particle accelerator and from LHC.

IRC nick(s)

Reverand

Heavywater Software

Who

We manage infrastructure for small and medium-sized companies using Chef

How

Relentless focus on automation, Hosted Chef, and building awesome teams.

IRC nick(s)

dje, fujin_, slyness, luckymike, webframp,

Twitter

@dje, @fujin_, @slyness, @luckymike, @webframp

  
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