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Chef and OpenStack

Matt Ray (Chef Software, Inc.)
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The open source configuration management and automation framework Chef is used to configure, deploy and manage many large public and private installations of OpenStack and supports a wide variety of integration opportunities. Chef for OpenStack is a project based on the healthy exchange of code, ideas and documentation for deploying and operating OpenStack with Chef.

There is a tremendous amount of Chef-related development in the OpenStack ecosystem. With involvement from AT&T, IBM, Rackspace, SUSE and many others there is an active community of collaboration between users, developers and operators. In addition to operating OpenStack, Chef provides integrations for deploying applications on top of OpenStack (and other public and private cloud) deployments, including specialized tooling for testing and continuous integration environments.

OpenStack is a large and complex ecosystem, this session will highlight the resources available for developers and operators, as well as the evolution and layout of the project and the roadmap going forward.

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Matt Ray

Chef Software, Inc.

Matt Ray is an open source hacker working as the Director of Cloud Integrations for the company and open source systems integration platform Chef. He is active in the Chef, Ruby and OpenStack communities and was the Community Manager for Zenoss Core. He has been a contributor in the open source community for well over a decade and was one of the founders of the Texas LinuxFest. He resides in Austin, blogs at and is @mattray on Twitter, IRC and GitHub.