Chef Consulting

MeteorOps provides Chef Consulting Services & Experts to help you configure and deploy servers at scale across multiple datacenters
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Last Updated:
February 11, 2024

How it works?

It's simple!

You tell us about your Chef needs + important details.

We turn it into a work plan (before work starts).

A Chef expert starts working with you! 🚀

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Small Chef optimizations, or a full Chef implementation - Our Chef Consulting & Hands-on Service covers it all.

We can start with a quick brainstorming session to discuss your needs around Chef.


Chef Requirements Discussion

Meet & discuss the existing system, and the desired result after implementing the Chef Solution.


Chef Solution Overview

Meet & Review the proposed solutions, the trade-offs, and modify the Chef implementation plan based on your inputs.


Match with the Chef Expert

Based on the proposed Chef solution, we match you with the most suitable Chef expert from our team.


Chef Implementation

The Chef expert starts working with your team to implement the solution, consulting you and doing the hands-on work at every step.


What's included in our Chef Consulting Service?

Your time is precious, so we perfected our Chef Consulting Service with everything you need!

🤓 A Chef Expert consulting you

We hired 7 engineers out of every 1,000 engineers we vetted, so you can enjoy the help of the top 0.7% of Chef experts out there

🧵 A custom Chef solution suitable to your company

Our flexibile process ensures a custom Chef work plan that is based on your requirements

🕰️ Pay-as-you-go

You can use as much hours as you'd like:
Zero, a hundred, or a thousand!
It's completely flexible.

🖐️ A Chef Expert doing hands-on work with you

Our Chef Consulting service extends beyond just planning and consulting, as the same person consulting you joins your team and implements the recommendation by doing hands-on work

👁️ Perspective on how other companies use Chef

Our Chef experts have worked with many different companies, seeing multiple Chef implementations, and are able to provide perspective on the possible solutions for your Chef setup

🧠 Complementary Architect's input on Chef design and implementation decisions

On top of a Chef expert, an Architect from our team joins discussions to provide advice and factor enrich the discussions about the Chef work plan



Thanks to MeteorOps, infrastructure changes have been completed without any errors. They provide excellent ideas, manage tasks efficiently, and deliver on time. They communicate through virtual meetings, email, and a messaging app. Overall, their experience in Kubernetes and AWS is impressive."
Mike Ossareh
vp of software, ERISYON
You guys are really a bunch of talented geniuses and it's a pleasure and a privilege to work with you"
Maayan Kless-Sasson
Head of Product, iangels
Good consultants execute on task and deliver as planned. Better consultants overdeliver on their tasks. Great consultants become full technology partners and provide expertise beyond their scope.
I am happy to call MeteorOps my technology partners as they overdelivered, provide high-level expertise and I recommend their services as a very happy customer.”
Gil Zellner
Infrastructure Lead, Hourone ai
Working with MeteorOps brings high value to any company at almost any stage.They are uncompromising professionals, who achieve their goal no matter what.״
David Nash
CEO, Gefen ai
We got to meet Michael from MeteorOps through one of our employees. We needed DevOps help and guidance and Michael and the team provided all of it from the very beginning. They did everything from dev support to infrastructure design and configuration to helping during Production incidents like any one of our own employees. They actually became an integral part of our organization which says a lot about their personal attitude and dedication.”
Amir Zipori
Working with MeteorOps was exactly the solution we looked for.
We met a professional, involved, problem solving DevOps team, that gave us an impact in a short term period.”
Tal Sherf
Techops lead, optival
Nguyen is a champ. He's fast and has great communication. Well done!"
Ido Yohanan
They are very knowledgeable in their area of expertise."
Mordechai Danielov
CEO, BitWise MnM
I'm impressed with the amount of professionalism, communication, and speed of delivery."
Dean Shandler
Software Team Lead, Skyline robotics

You need a Chef Expert who knows other stuff as well

Your company needs an expert that knows more than just Chef.
Here are some of the tools our team is experienced with.


A bit about Chef

Things you need to know about Chef before using any Chef Consulting company

What is Chef?

Chef is an open-source configuration management tool that automates the task of managing infrastructure through code. It ensures that resources are configured, deployed, and managed in a consistent and reproducible manner across an organization's network, whether in on-premises data centers or in the cloud. Chef uses a Ruby-based domain-specific language (DSL) for writing system configurations, which can be applied dynamically and at scale to improve system reliability and streamline the deployment process. This infrastructure-as-code approach allows Chef to manage server configurations, automate application deployment, and handle other configuration tasks efficiently.

What is Configuration Management?

Configuration Management tools help maintain a system in a desired state, and are mostly used to manage files, directories and various installations on an operating system, usually on multiple servers at once. They do so using code and configuration that is applied to different groups of servers. In some cases the Configuration Management tools are used to provision infrastructure, deploy applications, and manage the execution and configuration of various scripts.

Why use Configuration Management?

With the rise of Infrastructure-as-Code tools for provisioning infrastructure (such as Terraform), and Orchestration tools for running containers (such as Kubernetes), the need for Configuration Management decreased as it was used mostly to configure Operating Systems and provision resources.

However, there are still use-cases where companies manage the servers' Operating System directly, and they do so using Configuration Management tools.

A number of examples where managing the servers directly is required:

  1. Bare-Metal or On-Premise servers
    Can't provision infrastructure using Infrastructure-as-Code tools (such as Terraform), and can't use fully-managed services for orchestration such as Kubernetes.
    In such cases Configuration Management tools will be used to manage groups of servers, install the applications' dependencies & configuration, and perhaps even install an orchestration tool such as Kubernetes.
  2. Specific system requirements
    A given company might choose not to use an orchestration tool as a result of specific system requirements.
    An example would be a company that provides an SDK that communicates with the company's servers, and is implemented in clients' apps and systems, with a requirement by the clients that the SDK takes less than 5ms to respond.
    In that case the networking toll orchestration systems like Kubernetes have on every request will be unacceptable, and so that company will be forced to optimize for a very simple network topology with minimal "hops" between different parts of the system.

There is also the case where companies started with Configuration Management as their main way of building a platform for the developers, and the coupling to the Configuration Management tool became too complicated to be worth "untangling" in the short-term or even mid-term.

Why use Chef?

  • Automates infrastructure configuration, reducing manual errors and increasing efficiency
  • Ensures consistent environments from development through to production, enhancing reliability
  • Facilitates scalable management across thousands of nodes
  • Supports multiple platforms, including Windows, Linux, and cloud-based environments
  • Provides a powerful DSL based on Ruby for defining infrastructure as code
  • Integrates seamlessly with cloud services and virtualization tools for flexible deployments
  • Offers extensive testing tools for validating configurations before applying them
  • Enhances visibility and control with detailed reporting and management capabilities
  • Encourages collaboration by allowing infrastructure code to be version-controlled and shared
  • Boasts a large community and a rich set of integrations, modules, and cookbooks available for various applications and services

Why get our help with Chef?

How can we help you with Chef?