Chef, a private company, is an enterprise technology vendor that allows customers to automate and streamline tasks related to server configuration and maintenance. Enterprise-leading technologists largely use Chef to manage their enterprise's strategy, procurement & implementation of infrastructure automation, DevOps, WebOps, configuration management, IT management, microservices, and cloud computing.
Notable enterprise vendors competing for wallet share alongside Chef include: Ansible, Puppet, and SaltStack.
IT leaders need insight into the solutions, reliability, implementation cost, support structure, and compatibility offered by Chef - and its position, stability, and trajectory predominantly within the infrastructure automation market.
Since 2017, ETR has surveyed Chef's target consumer base and end users about their awareness/evaluation levels and forward-looking spending intentions with the company. Our survey methodology, frequency of polling and round table discussions with CIOs, allow us to capture and report, in real-time, changes in customer demand and the impact these changes have on Chef's calendar year spend. Specifically, the data provides actionable insight into whether the company's products and services within Infrastructure Software are gaining traction and seeing an acceleration, flattening or deceleration in spending intentions within the enterprise.
The most recent spending intentions data for Chef was collected through ETR's proprietary TSIS (Technology Spending Intentions Survey) from 9/12/2018 - 9/27/2018 and was sourced from 99 CIOs and IT end users, which represent approximately $79B in annual IT spend. Further, of the 99 customers, 34 represent Fortune 500 organizations and 43 represent Global 2000 organizations. The report is available by request below.
The most recent awareness and evaluations data for Chef was collected through ETR's proprietary PCAS (Private Company Awareness Study) from 05/03/2018 - Present and was sourced from 38 CIOs and CIO-types, which represent approximately $16B in annual IT spend. Further, of the 38 technology end users, 12 represent Fortune 500 organizations and 13 represent Global 2000 organizations. The PCAS report is available by request below.