July 18, 2012 - Business Wire Press Release
Gazzang today announced the availability of a Chef™ cookbook to automate the deployment and configuration of Gazzang zNcrypt™ for big data and enterprise IT environments. Chef is an open source systems integration framework written by Opscode that makes it easy to deploy servers and scale applications across cloud infrastructures.
Chef cookbooks include “recipes” that describe how part of a server (such as MongoDB, Apache Hadoop™, Apache Cassandra™ or MySQL) should be configured and the desired state for specific resources, including how packages should be installed, which services should be running, and how files should be written.
The Gazzang zNcrypt cookbook provides users a recipe to accelerate the provisioning, configuration, and integration of industry-standard data encryption, robust key management, and process-based access controls in their big data environments.
“Our goal is to help organizations leverage the power of open source by facilitating greater collaboration and sharing of best practices among the DevOps community,” said Jesse Robbins, chief community officer at Opscode. “Security plays a key role in the success of cloud infrastructure deployments, and we’re excited to see Gazzang zNcrypt added to the growing ecosystem of Chef cookbook tools.”
Gazzang zNcrypt transparently encrypts and secures data in real time, whether in the cloud or on premises, ensuring there is minimal performance lag in the encryption or decryption process. Advanced key management and process-based access controls enable organizations to meet compliance regulations and ensure unauthorized parties or malicious actors never gain access to the encrypted data.
“Chef provides a virtual blueprint to automate server deployment and configuration across highly distributed cloud infrastructures,” said Eddie Garcia, vice president of development at Gazzang. “Using a Chef cookbook, DevOps teams can build their data security solution in minutes or hours, versus weeks or months. This is a significant time, cost and resource savings for big data customers who are deploying zNcrypt on multi-hundred node databases in the cloud.”
- Download the Gazzang zNcrypt Cookbook
- Watch the video on how to install zNcrypt using Chef
- Read the zNcrypt Cookbook blog
Gazzang provides data security solutions and operational diagnostics that help enterprises protect sensitive information and maintain performance in cloud environments. The company has over 200 customers across multiple industries including SaaS providers, Financial Services, Technology, Healthcare and public sector organizations. Gazzang is backed by Austin Ventures and Silver Creek Ventures. For more information, visit www.gazzang.com.