Kangaroot joins with Chef as first Benelux Service Provider

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Kangaroot, Belgium’s leading Open Source and Linux Service Provider, announced in 2014 it has joined with Chef, the leader in web-scale IT automation, to deliver training, support and implementation services in the Benelux market.
Peter Dens, Managing Director of Kangaroot: “During the last two years, we detected a growing demand for Configuration Management tools related to the uptake Server Automation and Cloud based infrastructures.” As an independent Service Provider, Kangaroot tests and benchmarks Open Source solutions for their enterprise-readiness. “Within the scope of Configuration Management Solutions, Chef proves to be a reliable, mature and high performing tool. Furthermore, they have a clear vision which not only supports their solutions today, but also feeds their innovative track for the future. Consequently, we are proud to commit ourselves to supporting the implementation of Chef for our clients”, says Peter Dens.

“Kangaroot brings tremendous expertise in successfully implementing open-source solutions for enterprises. We’re excited to work with them in bringing the benefits of Chef to organizations throughout the Benelux,” says Charles Richards, Director of EMEA Business Partnerships, Chef.

About Kangaroot

Kangaroot is Belgium’s top Linux and open source service provider. Since 2000, we design, implement, maintain and support IT infrastructure based on Linux and open source software. With our consulting, organisations lower their IT capital costs and operational expenses. Our certified engineers, who are always on call, help businesses reduce over-provisioning, consolidate servers and increase business agility and continuity. We also provide core and advanced open source skill sets for real world roles. Our seminars, workshops, hands-on training sessions and mentoring are based on best practices and extensive experience. Based in Antwerp, Kangaroot achieved a turnover of EUR 3,4 million in 2013-2014 and serves reputable customers including als Brussels Airport, Digipolis, FOD Binnenlandse Zaken, Europees Parlement, Thomas Cook, IDEWE, Borealis en Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool. More information: www.kangaroot.net

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