Scott Lappin, Panera Bread
Michal Rysanek, Panera Bread
Greg Schofield, Indellient
Matt Wrock, Principal Software Development Engineer, Chef
Eric Calabretta, Lead Solutions Architect, Chef
Come see how we overcame unreliable networks, low bandwidth (T1), and near 24x7 operations to improve our speed and efficiency to thousands of cafes with tens of thousands of devices. Our cafés, while critical to our business, have numerous constraints you don’t find in a standard data center or the cloud.
Yonathan Koren, DevOps Specialist, Indellient / ShuttleOpsWatch Session » Session Description »
This talk begins with an overview of Chef Effortless’ debut in 2019 and the historical challenges stemming from Chef Infra which Effortless attempts to solve. This talk will recount a first-hand experience of an organization’s movement away from Chef Server to Chef Effortless inside their own datacenter, and how the gradual retirement of the datacenter’s Chef Server was met with challenges in regards to Secrets Management and Configuration Management. We will delve into why these challenges were encountered - because the organization was reliant on Encrypted Data Bag Items and environment-based Cookbook workflows, both features which disappear when moving to the Habitat-driven Chef Effortless model - and how these challenges were overcome.