This article originally appeared at The WHIR
DevOps automation software provider Chef has raised $40 million in a Series E funding round to accelerate product development and expand its operations globally, the company announced on Wednesday. The funding round was lead by DJF Growth, and also included Millennium Technology Value Partners, Hewlett Packard Ventures, and participation from all existing investors.
Chef claims it is growing exponentially, and the company is scaling to meet enterprise demand. Its automation platform is now recognized as an industry standard for DevOps workflow, being used by more than half of the Fortune 50 and over 700 other companies including Facebook, GE, and Yahoo. Chef is supported by AWS, HP, and was also added to Microsoft’s Azure Marketplace on Wednesday, the company announced. MariaDB Enterprise also extended its support for Chef in July.
“This is an inflection point for Chef as a company. Our innovation is becoming the primary bridge between traditional IT and New IT in the enterprise,” said Barry Crist, CEO, Chef. “Today we enter a new era as the automation control plane for digital-first organizations everywhere, and this new capital will help us take DevOps mainstream.”
The company also recently unveiled Chef Delivery, an extension of the core platform that it says brings advanced software development practices from Chef’s most innovative customers to all developers and system administrators managing IT environment changes. Chef Delivery automates changes to enable “continuous delivery of infrastructure, runtime environments – including containers – and applications.”