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DreamHost Deploys Opscode Private Chef to Enhance Cloud Services


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October 16, 2012

DreamHost Deploys Opscode Private Chef to Enhance Cloud Services

By Deepika Mala, TMCnet Contributor

DreamHost, a global full-service Web hosting company, has recently selected Opscode Private Chef to automate, configure and manage its new DreamCompute public cloud and DreamObjects cloud storage service.

Touted as a flexible, cost-efficient public cloud service, DreamCompute is powered by OpenStack and delivers an easy-to-provision, secure and highly scalable solution for the full spectrum of compute demands.

DreamObjects is an inexpensive, scalable object storage service based on Ceph, an open source, distributed storage system.

By using Opscode Private Chef, DreamHost will be able to automate the Ceph-powered object storage infrastructure behind DreamObjects, plus the OpenStack-powered virtual machine management and Ceph-powered block storage infrastructure within its DreamCompute public cloud computing service.

"DreamHost is on a mission to empower any individual or organization to easily and inexpensively create content, applications and more on the Internet," said Carl Perry, cloud architect at DreamHost, in a statement. "Engineering our solutions to achieve this mission begins with powerful open source platforms like Ceph and OpenStack, and picks up speed from Private Chef, which lets us build for scale, design for uptime and deliver unmatched services, all with little to no manual management."

When leveraging Private Chef, DreamHost will be able to reduce operations overhead and drive down the cost of its service for customers. In addition, it will also be able to ensure maximum reliability and flexibility.

Adam Jacob, chief customer officer, Opscode, added, "By using Opscode Private Chef to automate its Ceph and OpenStack-powered services, DreamHost is enabling businesses to store and process limitless amounts of data and run web-scale applications on the Internet with the security of traditional data center infrastructure."

In related news, TMCnet has reported that DreamHost has won a grant worth a sum of $288,200 from the state of California's Employment Training Panel.

Edited by Jamie Epstein

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