Chef Offers a Recipe for the Open Source Cloud

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http://www.linuxfoundation.org – Opscode's open source framework Chef is part of the orchestration layer of platform-agnostic software aimed at allowing developers to create a reproducible blueprint for server configuration and automation. CTO Chris Brown says IaaS and PaaS architects could take a lesson from Chef in finding a common recipe for communicating capabilities between machines in a cloud or between clouds. Editor's note: I spoke with Opscode CTO Chris Brown last week in advance of his keynote panel, “IaaS vs. PaaS: Composable primitives for building in the cloud,” at CloudOpen, Aug. 29-31 in San Diego. Opscod (General)