enStratus and Opscode Announce Partnership To Extend Cloud Infrastructure Automation

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The Opscode Platform now bundled with enStratus as an integrated offering

enStratus continues to expand its cloud infrastructure automation capabilities for our customers.

enStratus, a leading cloud management solution, and Opscode, developer of the popular open source systems integration framework “Chef”, today announced a partnership to deliver advanced cloud infrastructure automation to its customers. With this new partnership, enStratus customers will receive access to the complete Opscode Platform as part of their existing enStratus subscription.

“enStratus continues to expand its cloud infrastructure automation capabilities for our customers,” said George Reese, CTO for enStratus. “Our customers are excited about this partnership with Opscode because it will help them meet their cloud computing objectives with a seamless, integrated solution.”

Customers using the integrated solution will now have an advanced automation solution for managing virtual machines across their public and private cloud infrastructures. This includes the ability to automate the installation and configuration of packages and improve the repeatability, agility, and version-control of their infrastructure. The Opscode Platform is the world’s first hosted configuration management service that makes the popular open-source configuration management tool Chef even more powerful and easy to use.

“This partnership with enStratus is another example of how the cloud infrastructure landscape is fast evolving to become both more automated and scalable for enterprise end-users,” said Jesse Robbins, CEO and co-founder of Opscode. “Our combined solution is a perfect fit for enterprises as they look to add automation and management controls for their public and private cloud environments and do it in a way that doesn’t add another layer of complexity to their systems management framework.”

The Opscode Platform is included at no extra cost for all accounts at the enStratus basic, standard or enterprise levels. Future plans for late 2010 include the ability to manage Chef recipes from within enStratus.
For more information, call +1-612-746-3091 or visit http://www.enstratus.com.

About enStratus Networks
enStratus is a cloud infrastructure management platform for deploying and operating enterprise-class applications in public and private clouds. Based in Minneapolis, MN, enStratus supports Amazon Web Services, AT&T Synaptic Storage, Cloud Central, Cloud.com, EMC Atmos, Eucalyptus, Google Storage, GoGrid, OpenStack, Rackspace, ReliaCloud, ServerExpress, Terremark, VMware and Windows Azure. For more information, visit http://www.enstratus.com.

About Opscode
Opscode provides world-class infrastructure automation for servers, datacenters, desktops, and the cloud. Opscode makes Chef, the open source configuration management and integration framework used by thousands of organizations to manage and scale infrastructure. Founded in 2008, Opscode’s management team includes experts responsible for creating and operating some of the world’s largest websites and cloud computing platforms. The company is privately held and headquartered in Seattle. More information can be found at http://www.opscode.com.

Press Contacts:
For Opscode: Robert Nachbar, Kismet Communications, 206-427-0389, rob(at)kismetcommunications(dot)net
For enStratus: George Hadjiyanis, VP Sales and Marketin, 612-868-3727, george.hadjiyanis(at)enstratus(dot)com


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