Michael Kiberu thinks this is interesting: Extreme scalability Customers such as Facebook use Chef to manage tens of thousands of servers using only a handful of employees. Power Chef is built on top of the Ruby programming language. When you need it, you have full access to the power of Ruby to customize Chef. Choice You are not locked into one way of using Chef. Chef can operate in a distributed standalone mode or in a centralized mode requiring a server. There are al... From 1. Configuration Management and Chef from Learning Chef by Mischa Taylor, Seth Vargo Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc. Released: November 2014 Note other benefits and explanation Share this highlight http://www.safaribooksonline.com/a/learning-chef/40921/ Twitter Facebook Google Plus Email Get Instant Access Now Start a Free Trial Learn about Safari for Business Have an account? Sign in. Minimise Unlock the rest of Learning Chef and 30,000 other books and videos By clicking this box, you confirm that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions of our Membership Agreement, and you understand that when your trial period ends, you will be required to provide billing information if you wish to continue using the service. Unlock the rest of this book Start a Free 10-Day Trial loading Learn about Safari for Business Have an account? Sign in.