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Gain Consistent Certificate Lifecycle Management across the Chef Ecosystem [Interview with Indellient]

Gain Consistent Certificate Lifecycle Management across the Chef Ecosystem [Interview with Indellient]

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December 12, 2019 | Bridget Hildebrand


Today, organizations struggle with the multi-vendor integrations required to achieve full end-to-end application automation solutions. Different teams within the organization find partial solutions in tools and processes, but without full integration the overall solution falls short. Currently, there isn’t a satisfactory across-the-board solution that brings Application Development, Operations, and Security teams onto the same page.
 

Venafi is committed to enabling our customers to protect their business-critical applications, and to support this effort, we created the Machine Identity Protection Development Fund. With $12.5 Million, the Fund sponsors the development of integrations with the Venafi Platform over the coming years, accelerating the expansion of the Venafi ecosystem.
 

In the eleven months since the Development Fund’s inception, nearly 20 companies have focused on building integrations with the Venafi platform. Recently I had the pleasure of getting to know Indellient, an IT Services company with a line of business dedicated to DevOps, and ShuttleOps, an important new Automated Release Orchestration (ARO) platform. They have exciting plans for using the Venafi Platform with Chef solutions. In this continuing interview series with developers, today I am speaking with David Found who is VP of Product Development at Indellient.

 

 

Bridget: What does Indellient do?
 

David: Indellient partners with DevOps industry leaders to deliver custom software automation solutions to medium and large enterprises. Our technology partners include Chef, HashiCorp, and large-scale public cloud providers. As leaders in the DevOps space, clients trust Indellient to help architect and build robust automation solutions specific to their current needs, processes and culture. We’ve been in business over 14 years, and we are committed to delivering superior value through our solutions.

We see the gaps that exist in the industry to deploy software to the cloud while delivering reliability, security and ease of use to the process and the outcome. Because of this, we’re partnering with ShuttleOps, who offers the fastest way to automate your application delivery pipeline.

 

Bridget: As part of the Development Fund, which machine identity protection challenge are you aiming to solve?
 

David: There is friction within Global 5000 organizations among Application Development, Operations, and Security teams that Indellient can uniquely solve. The friction rises from the fact that each team owns a portion of the full application lifecycle, but they are not able to leverage the best-in-breed tools that their respective teams have evaluated because it may require effort from the other teams. Indellient aims to reduce this friction with ShuttleOps and other powerful tools from industry leaders, such as Chef and HashiCorp, to build and automate application delivery across datacenters and clouds. ShuttleOps provides a consistent, easy, fast, scalable way to automate provisioning, perform configuration management, application lifecycle orchestration and with the integration of Venafi, deliver machine identities, while enabling complete process management, compliance auditing, and robust security controls.


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Bridget: How is Indellient going to solve this challenge?
 

David: With support from the Development Fund, Indellient will enable Venafi customers to:

  1. Use a Venafi-Chef Habitat Helper package to easily integrate Venafi with existing Chef Habitat ready applications in a standard way.
  2. Use a Venafi-Chef Infra Helper cookbook to easily integrate Venafi with existing Chef Infra environments in a standard way.
  3. Facilitate Venafi integration using ShuttleOps, leveraging its flexible pipeline editor to establish seamless connections between customer applications and the Venafi service.



Bridget: Describe the new world for customers that the Chef Habitat, Chef Infra and ShuttleOps integrations with Venafi will make possible.
 

David: These integrations are a great step forward in getting Application Development, Operations, and Security teams onto the same page. We are breaking down barriers between these teams by developing solutions to meet each of these teams where they are—using Chef Infra, Chef Habitat, or ShuttleOps—to achieve full end-to-end application automation solutions. And we are very excited that our work together gives Venafi significant support for the Chef ecosystem used throughout the Global 5000.

 

Indellient’s integrations are targeted to be complete in early 2020. Visit Indellient on the Venafi Marketplace for more information. And stay tuned for future interviews with Machine Identity Protection Development Fund recipients.


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Bridget Hildebrand
Bridget Hildebrand

Bridget is Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Ecosystem at Venafi. She has over 20 years of experience managing strategic alliances and global channel programs for a broad range of technology organizations.

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