Levvel Launches Chef Quick Start Offering

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Levvel Brings New Offering to Market to Help Clients Create Value with Chef

Chef Quick Start Offering

Levvel, a leading IT consulting firm that combines the innovative DNA of a startup with the wisdom, scalability, and process rigor of a Fortune 100 company, today announced that it has launched a Chef Quick Start Offering.

As Chef partners, Levvel has been at the forefront of executing complex DevOps strategies using Chef for years. Levvel DevOps practitioners have implemented Chef in all types of environments from AWS OpsWorks for HIPAA compliant Health-tech startups, to mid-sized financial firms on AWS to top-20 US Banks with highly regulated 1000+ server environments. The Levvel team has also authored original cookbooks based on complex legacy technologies, made open-source contributions to publicly available cookbooks and trained Developers and System Administrators on all facets of Chef cookbook development including:

  • Test Driven Infrastructural Development with Chef, ChefSpec (RSpec) and ServerSpec
  • Best Practices for Authoring Effective Ohai Plugins to Extend Chef
  • Authoring Custom Light Weight Resource Providers
  • Translating Complex Bash/Perl Scripts or Manual Build Steps into Chef Code
  • Reporting and Compliance with Control Groups / Audits

Levvel’s experience implementing Chef into a larger DevOps workflow has allowed them to identify key training opportunities, common pain-points and best practices for cultivating a successful Chef-based DevOps team. That knowledge and practical experience has been distilled into a concentrated fixed-price offering that allows an IT team to achieve maximum benefit by combining training, consulting, analysis and strategic architectural design into one intensive engagement. Levvel’s Chef Analysis and Cookbook Review will support your DevOps team by rapidly identifying and addressing needed core competencies, and by providing appropriate short training courses followed immediately by hands-on work in your environment. With our customized approach, we’ll take into account the work that has already begun by thoroughly reviewing Chef cookbooks and recipes along with supporting architecture like artifact management, source control and CI/CD build processes.

“While there are many training solutions and publicly available courses around Chef, there is no better way to rapidly improve a team’s ability to effectively use Chef than an on-site, thoroughly embedded, hands on approach to training and strategic design. Off-the-shelf solutions rarely account for the amount of implementation a team has already begun, and few companies are confident enough to actually work hand-in-hand with Developers and System Administrators on the difficult tasks of writing, testing and deploying Chef cookbooks.” – James Denman, DevOps Practice Lead

Levvel invites you to read about this offering and to learn more about some of our case studies and technical blog posts about Chef.

About Levvel

Levvel is an IT consulting firm that combines the innovative DNA of a start up with the wisdom, scalability, and process rigor of a Fortune 100 company. We offer both technical implementation services as well as strategic advisory services. Levvel offers you an “unfair advantage” over your competition with comprehensive services including DevOps, Cloud, Mobile, UI/UX, Big Data, Analytics, Payment Strategy, and more.

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