Chef Acquisition Makes Progress Stronger Than Ever

Chef Acquisition Makes Progress Stronger Than Ever

Posted on October 07, 2020 0 Comments
Chef Acquisition Makes Progress Stronger Than Ever

With DevOps and DevSecOps pioneer Chef, Progress has complete infrastructure automation to develop, deploy and manage high-impact business applications on premises and in the cloud.

What does the acquisition of Chef mean for our more than 1,700 software vendors, 100,000 enterprise customers and the 2 million developers we support? We will be able to do even more for developers and IT operations. And the companies they work for.

Companies that want to disrupt, lead and even own their markets need modern technology and processes to drive real change. Today, those requirements include continuous application delivery, remediation automation, security and dependable compliance for processes to maximize efficiency. Without these capabilities, enterprise IT departments often struggle to bring software automation to their organizations.

That’s where Chef comes in.

When a company uses Chef, it can implement a framework in the beginning stages over a few weeks, but once that is in place, all the intermediate steps will happen in a matter of hours. The development and delivery cycles become much faster.

Chef offers both an open source codebase and tools for its community, along with premium, enterprise-level content, support, security and configuration management for customers. Customers can keep their infrastructure current and compliant with the latest certifications or rules.

DevSecOps, an area which Chef pioneered, is growing rapidly. Bringing security into processes earlier helps minimize security being a blocker later in development.

So what does this mean for Progress?

Progress provides the best products to develop, deploy and manage high-impact business applications. Chef extends our offerings in the DevOps ecosystem and expands the Progress developer community.

As Progress CEO Yogesh Gupta wrote last month, the acquisition of Chef will enable us to deliver greater value to our customers.

With a long-standing record of outstanding customer satisfaction, Progress will also bring its systems, processes and additional resources to enhance the success of Chef’s customers.

Chef was founded in 2008, is highly regarded, and has a vibrant open source community and a loyal customer base. Combine that with nearly 40 years of innovation and ability to invest in research and development at Progress, and you have a recipe to help the most enduring and transformative companies around the world become fast, efficient and even more innovative.

We can’t wait to build on what Chef has already created.

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Sundar Subramanian Progress

Sundar Subramanian

Sundar Subramanian is GM with full P&L responsibility for Progress’ Chef business. Previously, he was responsible for driving all facets of Progress’ early stage product lines of Kinvey, Kinvey Health Cloud, DataRPM, NativeChat and Fiddler.

Sundar has had a successful career building, scaling and selling SaaS products, including his tenure at AthenaHealth, where he led their SaaS platform product teams building scalable microservices, data portability and interoperability between multiple electronic health record systems. Prior to that, he was VP of products of Sequoia-backed Citrus Payment Solutions, which was acquired by Naspers, served as vice president for Kaseya, where he built multiple cross-functional teams, including the ecommerce and inside sales teams that drove the company’s revenue growth. Earlier, he was director of product management at Salesforce after cofounding a startup acquired by Salesforce.


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