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MercadoLibre Deploys Opscode Chef® To Automate Its OpenStack Private Cloud

Stocks in this article: MELI

SEATTLE, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Opscode, Inc.®, the leader in cloud infrastructure automation, today announced that MercadoLibre, the largest e-commerce/online auction company in Latin America and among the largest e-commerce retailers in the world, has deployed Opscode Chef to automate its OpenStack cloud infrastructure and enable rapid deployment of new infrastructure and applications.

MercadoLibre has 62 million registered users and receives 2 million requests per minute. The publicly traded company (NASDAQ:MELI) has a significant presence in 14 countries. With two datacenters housing 6,000 virtual machines, MercadoLibre deployed Opscode Chef ® to successfully handle all of the configuration, management and automation of its server structure.

"We recently moved to an OpenStack private cloud and needed a strong solution to handle automation, replication and duplication of infrastructure configuration, speed up processes and help us automate continuous delivery of applications," said Leandro Reox, senior infrastructure engineer and cloud architect at MercadoLibre. "With Opscode Chef Cookbooks and recipes, we were able to definitively accelerate our time-to-value and time-to-market, which results in operational efficiency and cost savings. Chef's biggest advantage is the amount of time we save in setting up virtual servers and other tasks."

With the adoption of OpenStack and Opscode's Chef solution in the last six months, MercadoLibre's IT team no longer needs to spend as much time and resources deploying and managing physical servers. Previously, deployments could take hours, even days. Using OpenStack and Opscode Chef, deployments are measured in minutes and seconds.

Additionally, MercadoLibre's development team is able to directly deploy APIs and apps, without the intermediary steps involving the IT team, enabling nearly unlimited growth. MercadoLibre's developers are now able to commit and deploy new applications themselves. Previously, those deployments were restricted to once a day. Now they are accomplished two to three times a day.

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