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DateWednesday, April 15, 2015
AuthorBarry Alistair

Chef Announce Partner Certification Program

Accenture, Rackspace and Avenue Code Among First Organisations to Join Chef's New Partner Certification Program



Nicole Forsgren, Director of Organisational Performance and Analytics at Chef, says high-performing DevOps organizations are twice as likely than their competitors to exceed market share, profitability and productivity goals, and achieve 50 percent market cap growth within a three-year time period.Automation for DevOps company Chef, (@chef) has recently announced a Partner Certification Program, which empowers their ecosystem of technology and services providers with engineering and go-to-market resources. The program also includes extensive training to certify Chef partners for supporting Chef deployments within their customer bases.



Chef's Partner Certification Program, which was announced at ChefConf 2015, has been designed to help technology and services providers empower their customers to adopt DevOps practices on the journey to high-velocity software development.



According to research from Chef director and leading DevOps investigator Nicole Forsgren, Ph.D. (pictured), high-performing DevOps organizations are twice as likely than their competitors to exceed market share, profitability and productivity goals, and achieve 50 percent market cap growth within a three-year time period.



In order to drive similar business results for their own customers, there are a number of technology and services providers that have signed onto the program including Accenture, Avenue Code, Cascadeo, Fast Robot, Level 11, Rackspace, Relevance Lab and 10th Magnitude.



According to Adam Burden, global managing director for Advanced Technology & Architecture at Accenture, Accenture plans to expand its base of Chef practitioners by training more than 100 people in Chef development methodologies and leading practices. He said; "Our enterprise clients are increasingly turning to us to help accelerate their high-velocity, software-driven businesses by adopting new application strategies enabled by engineering innovations like DevOps. Liquid applications, for example, provide companies with a new way to build software that is faster, more flexible and features reusable components, modular architectures and continuous delivery."


Burden continued; "Chef is already helping us realize this potential on a number of our client engagements, and we see them playing an important role in the DevOps ecosystem."



In addition to the program, the Chef and Accenture will work together to release a number of enterprise Chef cookbooks focusing on enterprise applications as part of the Accenture DevOps offering. This will build on a three-year relationship in which the Chef framework has been used with Accenture clients to automate both infrastructure and application provisioning, while supporting the Accenture Cloud Platform's Cloud Management Services.



Commenting on the launch of Chef's Partner Programme, Ken Cheney, VP of business development at Chef, said; "Faster, high-quality software delivery requires automation and cloud technologies in combination with DevOps practices. Our partner program brings together a unique set of long-standing technology leaders and new IT innovators in providing both the tools and skills needed to achieve high-velocity software development and IT operations."

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