Infrastructure in the cloud: hashicorp starts fully managed cloud platform

Infrastructure in the Cloud: Hashicorp starts fully managed cloud platform

Hashicorp, a provider of infrastructure-as-code services and open source infrastructure in the cloud, has introduced a new multi-cloud and multi-product platform at this year’s ie of its Hashiconf home trade fair. The Hashicorp Cloud Platform (HCP) should gradually offer the manufacturer’s products as fully managed services. The long-term goal is obviously to offer all Hashicorp services not only as a software, but also as Cloud Services. The new platform should be according to the provider "Deployment at the touch of a button" Automatically and uniform workflow when using multiple clouds freely eligible providers.

Manage Multi-Cloud Scenarios

The house fair will take place online this day, according to the organizer, around 8000 participants from about 60 countries take part in it. Hashicorp core competence are automation and infrastructure for the cloud, for example infrastructure as code with the Verwaltungs-Tool Terraform. The first product from the Hashicorp portfolio is Consul, the tool for automating the network infrastrukur, in the short-mentioned version 1.8 retracted on the new platform.

In the opening acetry note and with a press conference, the company in addition to the new cloud platform HCP, which is currently referred to as beta, innovations in the field of development (Nomad 0.12 beta), Networking (Consul 1.8), Security (Vault 1.5 beta) and operations (terraform 0.13 beta) presented.

GitHub for ops people

The foundation for its own cloud administration portal with managed versions of its own products had laid the company in January 2019 at the Hashiconf Amsterdam. The biggest challenge in the digital electricity in the cloud is the commitment question, the transition from one "High Trust World" in a "Low Trust World". As a provider of infrastructure with extensive product range, the company Hashicorp was subjected to other processes than, for example, providers with a main product.

CEO Dave McJannet described the company as "conservative", Because security aspects in central managing multiple calculator in the foreground hours. On the question of the difference between HCP and the last year conferred Terraform Cloud, he answered that the Terraform Cloud a kind "GitHub for ops people" may be.

Data Has Gravity: Hashicorp Cloud Platform (HCP)

The platform has now appeared in a private beta, first in the ie for AWS. In the run-up there was already a Consul service for Azure (HCS), which, however, has emerged from a partnership with Microsoft and thus stored differently. Customers of HCS managed their products themselves. The offers differ in the fact that the new platform HCP is managed by HashicorP and customers can integrate any cloud provider over the central portal at the end.

From the corporate view, the trend towards dynamic cloud use (Multi-Cloud). For some time, Hashicorp has been a member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and sees itself as "Bruckenbauer from the old ones to the new world", the "a cloud world" be, so the motto of the failure keynote. For companies, this is not a voluntary journey, but they have less significant digitization printing, and data had their own gravity ("Data Has Gravity"), McJannet said against the press.

Terraform 0.13 allows cloning modules

Terraform, an open source tool for data center infrastructure by means of a configuration language (Hashicorp Configuration Language), should be in the presented beta of version 0.13 new cloud providers can integrate seamlessly. The registry Konnen now comprise any available providers. New are the modules COUNT, FOR_EACH and DEPENDS_ON, with which modules and resources appear to clearly clone and pay the instances (Count) as well as regions, resources and groups (for_each).

It is also new that users can set dependencies in terraform as part of instance formation – while the software is found "in 99 percent of the trap" Of course the dependencies, in special tralons, a separate definition is necessary or useful and with the new version also possible (depends_on), explained Armon Dadgar, CTO and the undergraduate of the company.

Distributed workloads in calculates with nomad 0.12

Nomad, a tool for orchestrating from microservices in calculus (as a binar packet or container, which the tool can also manage), is in version 0.11 Previous and creates as Scheduler together with Consul interfaces. About 10 percent of global Internet traffic should run according to CEO McJannet over Nomad. New is the beta of version 0.12, which should be used to operate from the user’s surface (UI), automatic scaling also for applications allow and the workload in clusters after utilization of the valuable server spare (spread-based ranking). Nomad apparently assigns the least busy machinery tasks and monitor in the new version that clusters still offer enough space to provide tasks with high prioritat in addition to exports.

New versions are also located from the Service Discovery Tool Consul (1.8) and the Open Source Tool for Managing Guard Data Vault (1).5 beta, the current full version is 1.4). At Consul, the process for finishing gateways has apparently been updated, there is a single sign-on and (in the enterprise version) audit logging.

Further information can be found in the company side. The Hashiconf digital runs from 22 to 24. June 2020, Interested parties can still be borne. The failure keynote is now looking at the following.

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