Crowbar’s emergence as a DevOps enabled Cloud Provisioner

I’m going to be talking Crowbar & OpenStack at Chef Conf next week.  While I’m always excited to wave the Crowbar flag, it’s humbling to see our vision for an open source based cloud provisioner picking up momentum in the community.

Dieter Plaetinck

…I think this tool deserves more attention and should be added to your devops toolchain for the cloud (triple buzzword bonus!!!)…

Hosting News

…As an alternative to proprietary, licensed software models, Dell continues to see heavy customer interest in the OpenStack-Powered Cloud Solution, which integrates the OpenStack cloud operating system, cloud-optimized Dell PowerEdge C servers, the Dell-developed Crowbar software framework, and services…

Sys-Con Post by Mirantis

…Finally, there is Dell and Crowbar. Dell’s approach to riding the OpenStack wave is, perhaps, the most creative. Crowbar is neither a hardware appliance nor an enterprise version of OpenStack. It’s a configuration management tool built around OpSource’s Chef, designed specifically to deploy OpenStack on Dell servers. Crowbar effectively serves as the glue between the hardware and any distribution of OpenStack (and not only OpenStack)…

Robert Booth w/ Zenoss

Well if you care to only give them the best then introduce them to a set of tools that will drastically change the way they do business in a way they want to. Introduce them to Dell’s Crowbar and OpsCode Chef and you will make their job easier, faster and possibly put a stop to the finger pointing! No longer will they have to pull out the IT secret decoder ring to understand what the dev team put in the deployment docs.