See BMC Software at #ChefConf 2014!

Chef is hosting #ChefConf 2014, their third annual user conference, and BMC is proud to be a part. The three-day event will take place April 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero, located on the beautiful San Francisco waterfront. This year’s conference will host three days of technical training and sessions focused on Enterprise Chef. Experts from across the industry will be speaking on a variety of topics.

1. ChefConf Keynote speakers include:

Justin Arbuckle, Chief Architect at GE Capital
Jeff Einhorn, Group Manager Infrastructure Strategy & Architecture at Target
Jez Humble, Principal at ThoughtWorks
Rachel Chalmers, Principal at Ignition


BMC will be on hand with the latest for BladeLogic Server Automation and Release Process Management.


2. Manage and Control your Data Center with Integrated Server Automation:

Streamline your data center with next-gen management from BladeLogic Server Automation. Integrated configuration and compliance, plus policy-based automation add up to comprehensive capabilities across any environment – physical, cloud, and everything in between.

3. Deploy Application Changes Faster, At Lower Cost and With Fewer Errors with Release Management:

DevOps KPIs include radically increased deployment frequency, faster deployment speeds with dramatically lower failure rates and overall massively improved MTTR. And BMC lets you adopt this incrementally as you’re comfortable and as you need to.

4. Come Visit Us During Exhibit Hours:

Tuesday April 15: 6-7pm

Wednesday April 16: 10am-7pm

Thursday, April 17: 10am-4:30pm


Also, be sure to join us for a great presentation.


5. Orchestration in Meatspace: Orchestration vs. Autonomy


You’ve gotten comfortable using Chef to build a decentralized, agile platform for configuring your infrastructure and deploying your code.  Many traditional enterprises, though, have release processes that are all about centralized management with strictly-defined rules, an imperative approach that is dependent on some central coordinator. To make things worse, many organizations have dedicated teams for security, operations, and application release that 5/not be hooked into Chef, want you to participate in 100+ step high-ceremony release plans, or have their own rules and policies they want you to live within.

Join DevOps Consultant to BMC Software, Niek Bartholomeus at 3:15-3:55 pm on Thursday, April 17.


Niek Bartholomeus (@niekbartho) is a DevOps and Continuous Delivery evangelist who has implemented a Continuous Delivery pipeline during his most recent mission at ReQtest, a small agile company. Before that he was a technical architect at a large financial institution where he was responsible for bringing together the dev and ops teams, on a cultural as well as a tooling level. He currently works as a DevOps consultant for BMC. He has a background as a software architect and developer and is fascinated by finding the big picture out of the smaller pieces.


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Finally, join our events on Facebook and Google+ to get involved in the conversation around #ChefConf.


What are you looking forward to learning at #ChefConf? Let us know in the comments below.

These postings are my own and do not necessarily represent BMC's position, strategies, or opinion.

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Eric T. Tung

Eric T. Tung

I'm a Social Media Manager at BMC Software leading Service Support, Performance & Availability, Launches, Events and Training.