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  • HashiCorp Vault 1.1 Adds Secret Caching and Transit Auto Unseal

    HashiCorp has released version 1.1 of Vault, their secrets and identity management tool. With this release there is now support for secret caching by Vault Agents, authentication to Vault via OpenID Connect, and using a Vault cluster to auto unseal another Vault cluster via transit encryption.

  • HashiCorp Vault 1.0 Open Sources Auto-Unseal, Adds Batch Tokens

    HashiCorp has released version 1.0 of Vault, their secrets management tool that open-sources the auto-unseal feature needed to continue using Vault server after a failure or a restart. In this version, a new type of token called batch is now available for ephemeral workloads. Another new feature is that service account tokens are now supported in Kubernetes auth to inject tokens into a pod.

  • HashiCorp Improves Consul Service Mesh Integration with Kubernetes

    Hashicorp has released new features to better integrate Consul with Kubernetes. These features include support for installing Consul on Kubernetes using an official Helm Chart, autosycing of Kubernetes services with Consul, auto-join for external Consul agents to join a Kubernetes cluster, support for Envoy, and injectors so Pods can be secured with Connect.

  • HashiCorp Releases Consul 1.2 with "Consul Connect" Service Mesh Solution

    HashiCorp has released Consul 1.2.1, the latest version of their highly available and distributed service discovery and key-value store, which also includes a public beta launch of the Consul Connect. Consul Connect provides service-to-service connection authorization and encryption using mutual TLS, and “automatically turns any existing Consul cluster into a service mesh solution.”

  • Creating and Enforcing "Policy as Code" with HashiCorp Sentinel

    HashiCorp have released Sentinel, an embedded “policy as code” framework that is integrated within the HashiCorp Enterprise products. Sentinel enables “fine-grained, logic-based policy decisions” that can be used to automatically audit and enforce organisational, compliance or security policies when working with Infrastructure as Code and other HashiCorp platform tooling.

  • Google Cloud and HashiCorp Expand Collaboration

    As part of a wider engagement with the open source community, Google has announced increased collaboration with HashiCorp. The result of this is improved Google Cloud Platform (GCP) specific functionality for Terraform, the infrastructure-as-code cloud provisioning tool, and Vault, the secret management tool.

  • “Cluster Schedulers”: Cindy Sridharan on the Purpose of Schedulers, and Why imgix Chose Nomad

    Cindy Sridharan, an engineer at imgix, has written a comprehensive article on the purpose of application/job schedulers like Kubernetes and Nomad, and discussed the application packaging, deployment and lifecycle challenges the imgix team had which led them to consider implementing a scheduler within their technology stack.

  • HashiCorp Terraform 0.9. Released with State Locking, State Environments, and Destroy Provisioners

    HashiCorp have released Terraform 0.9., which includes: significant improvements to how remote state is managed, including state locking, ‘state environments’ and a new centralised initialisation command ‘terraform init’; destroy provisioners that can be configured run before a resource is destroyed; and resource interrupts, allowing the immediate interrupts to be handled with custom logic.

  • HashiCorp Release Terraform 0.8, Including an Interactive Console, and Vault and Nomad Providers

    HashiCorp has released v0.8 of Terraform, an open source tool that enables the building, combining and launching of programmable infrastructure providers such as Amazon Web Services, VMware vSphere, and UltraDNS. Major new functionality includes an interactive console, conditional values, and HashiCorp Vault and Nomad providers.

  • HashiCorp Release Nomad Scheduler and Otto Application Delivery Tool

    At the inaugural HashiConf conference, held in Portland, USA, HashiCorp announced the release of a new distributed scheduler platform named ‘Nomad’ that is capable of scheduling containers, VMs and standalone applications; and a new application delivery tool named ‘Otto’ that builds upon the existing Vagrant tool by enabling the management of remote application deployments.

  • Storing Secrets at Scale with HashiCorp's Vault: Q&A with Armon Dadgar

    After an informative presentation by Armon Dadgar at QCon New York that explored security requirements within modern production systems, InfoQ sat down with Dadgar and asked questions about HashiCorp’s Vault, an open source tool for managing secrets at scale.

  • VirtualBox 5.0 released

    Oracle released Oracle VM VirtualBox 5.0. It supports Paravirtualization for Windows and Linux guests, offers improved CPU utilization, supports USB 3.0, enables bi-directional Drag and drop, and lets you encrypt your disk images. It works seamlessly with current versions of Vagrant.

  • HashiCorp Publicly Release Atlas, a Version Control System for Infrastructure

    HashiCorp have publicly released Atlas, a commercial platform that unites their open source tools for development and operations to create a version control system for infrastructure management. Atlas integrates HashiCorp’s Vagrant, Packer, Terraform, and Consul tooling, with the primary goal of promoting ‘automation, audit and collaboration on infrastructure changes’ across the modern datacenter.

  • Q&A with Mitchell Hashimoto: Orchestration with Consul and Terraform

    At QCon New York 2015, Mitchell Hashimoto discussed how tools such as a HashiCorp’s Terraform and Consul could be utilised to orchestrate infrastructure provisioning and application lifecycle management of cloud and container-based applications, with the ultimate goal of safely delivering software systems at scale.

  • Atlas Workflow and Vagrant Push

    Atlas is a new product from Hashicorp, whose main goal is to unify the workflow of moving applications from development to production, by leveraging the suite of open source tools that Hashicorp's been releasing over the years. These include Vagrant, Packer, Terraform and Consul. Atlas rests on the immutable infrastructure principle, meaning you deploy to production entire machine images.


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