ChefConf 2019: Banking on Automation: Modernizing Chef Across the Enterprise
Financial services across APAC have similar problems. They’ve deployed Chef on tens of thousands of servers with no standardization of patterns and techniques used by themselves and multiple integrators. They have compliance requirements that are well-documented but poorly verified, and auditors are unhappy. They want to move like fast-paced startups but they are heavily regulated with thousands of applications in production. This is the story of how they’ve started their migrations from the wilderness to modern, cutting-edge Chef implementations built on software pipelines and fully automated, with full visibility across their stacks with limited human interaction. We’ll dive into the specifics of how their air-gapped architectures are managed, how they’ve upgraded their Chef infrastructure, and how these patterns are being applied across multiple customers through Chef’s Customer Success program and with our partners in the Asia Pacific region.