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Sep 09 2019 Katie Reese
Celebrating Our HashiCorp User Group Community - 25,000 and Growing!
We started the HashiCorp User Group (HUG) program with the goal of bringing together members of our community to educate each other on our tools, best practices, emerging patterns, and to build a stronger sense of community.
Jun 03 2019 Mitchell Hashimoto
Introducing the HashiCorp Community Portal
Today we’re announcing the HashiCorp Community Portal, a single source for all members of our community to learn, share, and discuss HashiCorp products.
The community portal includes a new discussion forum, video content, product guides, local in-person events (HashiCorp User Groups), and more. We recognize that individuals want to engage with the community in different ways at different moments and the community portal is meant to reflect this.
May 21 2019 Nic Jackson
HashiCorp Consul supports Microsoft’s new Service Mesh Interface
Today at KubeCon EU in Barcelona, Microsoft introduced a new specification the Service Mesh Interface (SMI) for implementing service mesh providers into Kubernetes environments. This blog explains how Consul fits into this new specification and how it can be used for Kubernetes environments.
Mar 18 2019 Katie Reese
At HashiCorp, we are always looking for new ways to engage our community, more importantly, finding new avenues to showcase how our community uses our products. We're pleased to announce the first ever all-day virtual event called HashiTalks.
Mar 14 2019 Christie Koehler
HashiCorp 2019 Diversity Scholarship Applications Now Open
For the second year, HashiCorp offers a Diversity Scholarship to help members of groups underrepresented in the tech and open source attend HashiConf EU (8–10 July, 2019 in Amsterdam) and HashiConf US (9-11 September, 2019 in Seattle, WA).
Feb 04 2019 Ash Nangia
Introducing the HashiCorp Professional Services Program
Today, HashiCorp announced the formation of a new professional services program for enterprise customers. HashiCorp customers are now able to purchase additional professional services packages as a part of their enterprise agreements. HashiCorp has brought on highly skilled individuals to serve on its “virtual consulting bench” who will deliver these services. The purpose of this blog is to explain why we have decided to start offering professional services and explain more about what the program entails.
Jan 17 2019 Kait Carter
New HashiCorp Learn Guides for Operators Managing Consul Datacenters
This latest release of Consul training content is focused on education for operators and has been placed in two tracks; Day 1: Deploying Your First Datacenter learning path and Day 2: Advanced Operations track.
Dec 24 2018 Armon Dadgar
2018 Year In Review
As we approach the end of 2018, it is a good opportunity to reflect on the past year. It’s been an exciting year for HashiCorp, with many milestones. We’d like to take a moment to thank our users, customers, partners, and employees for making it possible.
There are many things we could highlight, but in the interest of keeping things brief, here are a few that we’ve chosen.
Dec 19 2018 Mitchell Hashimoto
Introducing a CLA to Open Source Contributions
We're introducing a CLA (Contributor License Agreement) requirement for any and all contributions across our open source projects. Open source is at the core of what we do and who we are as a company and deeply important to me personally, so I want to take time to explain why, what this means, and how we're rolling this out.
Oct 22 2018 Geoffrey Grosenbach
Announcing the HashiCorp Learn Platform for HashiCorp Vault
The HashiCorp learn platform is focused on HashiCorp product education for practitioners. The platform is self-guided, so you can follow along at your own pace and schedule. The courses start with beginner introductions and progressively go through intermediate and advanced topics.
Jul 18 2018 Armon Dadgar
HashiDays Amsterdam 2018 Recap
HashiCorp hosted HashiDays from June 25 to June 27 in Amsterdam. It is a three-day, deeply technical, and community-focused event. HashiDays brings together customers, practitioners, as well as HashiCorp employees to explore and discuss different areas and topics ranging from customer stories and use cases, to technical product exploration and trainings.
Mar 20 2018 Anubhav Mishra
We are excited to introduce HashiCast - a podcast about the world of cloud infrastructure. This podcast will highlight people, and technology from companies in the technology community, as well as insight and news from HashiCorp itself. We have a great lineup of guests for HashiCast, and we can’t wait to share them with you!
Feb 20 2018 Anubhav Mishra
Announcing HashiCorp Diversity Scholarship Program
Last year, HashiCorp gave away a number of conference passes to the various organizations to join us for HashiConf, our flagship user conference. This year we are excited to build on that contribution and introduce HashiCorp Diversity Scholarship Program. The intent is to assist members of our community who are from underrepresented groups in the technology and open source communities with these scholarships— to cover the costs associated with HashiConf or HashiDays conferences.
Dec 27 2017 Armon Dadgar
2017 Year in Review
As we close out the year, we wanted to reflect on our amazing progress this year. In just the last year, we’ve gone from around 60 people with a majority in engineering, to over 160 across all groups. We’ve shipped more open source releases than in any previous years, delivered four commercial products, raised a $40M Series C, announced major partnerships, and added over a hundred new customers. And this list is only a subset of the last year!
Jul 07 2017 Chris Kent
Recap and Videos from HashiDays London
HashiCorp hosted HashiDays in London on June 12, the second event from our new series created as one-day, single-track, deeply technical, and community-focused events. HashiDays brings together customers, practitioners, as well as HashiCorp employees to explore and discuss different areas around infrastructure and cloud adoption, with topics ranging from customer stories and use cases, to technical product exploration.
Jun 28 2017 Paddy Foran
Introducing the HashiBot GitHub Bot
At HashiCorp, we take pride in our community and community contributions. As the quantity and adoption of our open source projects increases, it introduces more complexity in daily maintenance and triage. To help scale the community management of our GitHub repos, we are introducing “HashiBot” on GitHub.
Jun 22 2017 Chris Kent
Recap and Videos From Our First HashiDays in New York City
HashiCorp hosted the very first HashiDays on May 15 in New York. HashiDays is a new series created as one-day, single-track, deeply technical, and community-focused events. HashiDays brings together customers, practitioners, as well as HashiCorp employees to explore and discuss different areas and topics ranging from customer stories and use cases, to technical product exploration.
Mar 20 2017 Jana Boruta
Announcing HashiConf 2017
HashiConf is HashiCorp's annual technology and user conference. This year, HashiConf takes place September 18-20 in Austin, Texas. In addition to a full day of product trainings on September 18th, there will be two days of technical talks, discussions, keynotes, and networking with peers. HashiConf is the best opportunity to share knowledge with the HashiCorp community about the future of infrastructure as companies adopt DevOps principles and cloud technologies.
Mar 20 2017 Seth Vargo
HashiConf 2017 and Texas "Bathroom Bill"
We recently announced HashiConf 2017 in Austin, TX. The Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 6 (SB6), which targets transgender individuals by requiring they use the bathroom of the gender designated on their birth-certificate. HashiConf is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form.
Mar 02 2017 Burzin Patel
Google Video Mini-series Featuring HashiCorp Products
Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is one of the public clouds supported by HashiCorp. GCP provides a rich set of services and features and is one of the core providers we dedicate resources to. Our focus being on testing, improving the performance of existing resources, and building support for new features.
GCP has differentiated themselves with their provisioning speed and consistency of Virtual Machines. This capability was super impressive to us and we wanted to put that to the test… and with that was born the Million Container Challenge with GCP and Nomad. The benchmark test scheduled 1,000,000 Docker containers on 5,000 hosts in under 5 minutes. GCP offers per-minute billing, ideal for microservices where resources are ephemeral. For example, a user may spin up runtime resources hundreds of times per hour but only pay for the time used, as opposed to paying for the entire hour.
Our work with GCP is key to deliver on our vision: any infrastructure for any application. We have teamed up with Google to build a set of four bite-size videos that discuss HashiCorp tools on GCP. The videos provide an introduction to the tools, demos, and steps to getting started.
Nov 28 2016 Armon Dadgar
HashiCorp, DevOps, and the Application Delivery Process
Today we are excited to formally release DevOps Defined, a guide for adopting DevOps to accelerate application delivery. Two years ago we published our Tao of HashiCorp, in which we detailed the design principles and philosophy behind our tools. Since then we have launched several new open source projects including Vault and Nomad which follow the Tao. It has been an extremely useful resource for giving our technology a shared direction.
However, technology is just one aspect software development. Software organizations are composed of people, processes, and technology. While it's easy to focus on just the technology, it is ultimately just an enabler of successful people and process. Thus, it's important to understand the workflows and productivity of the people that power software organizations. Our organizations should be designed to align teams through empowering workflows. To us, that is the essence of DevOps.
Nov 22 2016 Jana Boruta
Consul and Vault on AWS: Quick Start Guides
At HashiCorp, we make tools that automate the modern datacenter, so you can secure, provision, and run any application on any infrastructure. Today we are excited to announce the general availability of AWS Quick Start Guides for two of our popular open source tools: Consul and Vault.
Sep 07 2016 Armon Dadgar
HashiConf 2016 Announcements
We are proud to host our second annual HashiConf US in Napa, California. HashiConf is an opportunity to gather our global user community to discuss where we have been, where we are going, and how HashiCorp DevOps tools can be used to solve the infrastructure challenges of today.
Our development, operations, and security tools have been adopted by a range of companies, from startups to large enterprises and governments. As organizations build mission critical applications around our tools, it is important for us to invest responsibly to maintain stable growth.
Today at HashiConf we are excited to announce $24 million in Series B financing, alongside updates to our tools and the general availability of Vault Enterprise.
Sep 07 2016 Burzin Patel
Announcing the HashiCorp Training Partner Program
HashiCorp tools continue to surge in adoption with more than a million downloads in the past year. The tools provide enterprise customers with common workflows through which they can develop, deploy, and schedule their infrastructure in a collaborative, scalable, and secure way. While well documented and easy to adopt, many organizers prefer an on-site instructor to discuss the features and best practices for using the tools. To codify these best practices and ensure that the tools are used properly and safely HashiCorp engineers have developed an official training curriculum. These trainings have been delivered by HashiCorp and have helped grow the community of expert-users, folks who truly know the inner workings of the HashiCorp tools.
So far this year, over 500 individuals have completed HashiCorp trainings, many of which received certifications on one or more HashiCorp products (Vault, Terraform, Consul). As the adoption of HashiCorp continues to grow, so does the demand for training. In order to scale to meet the demand for training, HashiCorp is announcing our inaugural Training Partner Program. The Training Partner Program includes only a couple partners - who demonstrate expertise in HashiCorp products and technical training programs – allowing the program to be piloted and fine-tuned before being scaled out. We would like to offer a warm welcome to our inaugural Training Partners: Amazic and ECS Digital!
Aug 19 2016 Mitchell Hashimoto
Last September we announced Otto as a single solution to develop and deploy any application. Otto provides a high-level Appfile which describes an application, and leverages the rest of the HashiCorp tools to build development environments, provision and configure infrastructure, and lastly package and deploy the application.
Today we are decommissioning Otto and ending active development and maintenance. This is motivated by several reasons, but primarily we felt the core abstractions and the out-of-box functionality of Otto did not meet our initial goal.
Jun 14 2016 Armon Dadgar
Vektra Joins HashiCorp
HashiCorp works to push the boundaries of modern infrastructure and microservices architectures guided by our Tao. We have been longtime fans of Vektra for their work in the same space guided by shared principles.
Today, we are very excited to announce that Vektra is now part of HashiCorp, and the entire team has joined to help work toward our vision of infrastructure automation.
Apr 26 2016 Jana Boruta
Announcing HashiConf 2016
We are excited to announce HashiConf from September 6th to September 8th at the Meritage Resort and Spa in Napa Valley, California. HashiConf is an opportunity for the community to come together to share knowledge and improve the state of software infrastructure.
HashiConf gives us an opportunity to present our vision for the future of infrastructure. Last year we announced Nomad and Otto during the opening keynote. The keynotes and talks from last year can be viewed here. This year, we will push the state of the art in infrastructure even further. You won't want to miss it.
Join us for one day of training and two days of talks to define the future of infrastructure and how to get there.
Feb 09 2016 Mitchell Hashimoto
Announcing HashiConf EU 2016
We are excited to announce the first HashiConf EU from June 13th to June 15th at Westerliefde in Amsterdam, Netherlands. HashiConf EU will be one day of training followed by two days of talks dedicated to all things HashiCorp. The training day will have four training courses across beginner and advanced levels taught by HashiCorp engineers. Conference presentations will be given by experienced users of our tools and HashiCorp's project leads. We are delighted that Xebia is our conference and knowledge partner, and is fully committed to make it a success.
Join us for three days in Amsterdam to celebrate the HashiCorp community and apply our collective experience to automate infrastructure management.
Feb 02 2016 Seth Vargo
Using HashiCorp's Vault with Chef
One common challenge organizations face when integrating Vault by HashiCorp in their infrastructure is how to fetch secrets from Vault using a configuration management tool. This blog post details a few techniques for retrieving secrets from Vault using Chef, but the topics can be broadly applied to any configuration management software such as Puppet or Ansible.
Jan 26 2016 Seth Vargo
Serving Static Sites with Fastly, S3, and Middleman
In November we announced our partnership with Fastly to power the new HashiCorp releases service. Since then, we have expanded our use of Fastly to front all of our static sites. You may have noticed subtle frontend and backend changes to our various websites - this post details the steps we took to migrate our static sites to Fastly.
Jan 06 2016 Mitchell Hashimoto
HashiCorp Otto 0.2
We've released Otto 0.2. Otto is a single solution to develop and deploy any application.
Otto 0.1 was released at HashiConf. Otto has ambitious goals and with 0.2 we continue to work towards achieving those goals. Otto 0.2 focuses on developer experience, and the next version will focus on deployment.
We've made Otto 0.2 much easier to extend so that the community can help us in feature support for new and existing environments. For custom workflows, Otto 0.2 has a complete plugin system to add new application type support.
Feature highlights for Otto 0.2:New and Improved App Types Implicit Dependencies Layered Development Environments App Type Plugins
Nov 23 2015 Burzin Patel
First HashiCorp book in Japanese
We are excited to announce the publication of the first ever HashiCorp book in Japanese by one of our partners, Creationline. The 120 page book presents a comprehensive view of the HashiCorp toolset, covering the use of Vagrant for standing-up development...
Nov 02 2015 Seth Vargo
HashiCorp + Fastly
We are very excited to announce our new strategic partnership with Fastly, one of the most popular modern CDN services. In addition to providing a rock-solid service, they are proponents of open source software, and we are very excited to work with them at HashiCorp.
Oct 05 2015 Seth Vargo
HashiConf 2015 Wrap Up
On behalf of the entire HashiCorp team, I want to say thank you for an amazing HashiConf 2015. This blog post details some of the key highlights including the post-conference survey results.
It has been a week since HashiConf 2015 first began, but we are already hard at work planning for 2016! We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback, and we are very excited to share them with you today. But first, some housekeeping notes.
Sep 28 2015 Mitchell Hashimoto
Today we announce Otto — the successor to Vagrant. Otto is the single solution to develop and deploy any application, with first class support for microservices. It is the most powerful tool we've built yet.
Otto automatically builds development environments without any configuration; it can detect your project type and has built-in knowledge of industry-standard tools to setup a development environment that is ready to go. When you're ready to deploy, otto builds and manages an infrastructure, sets up servers, builds, and deploys the application.
With the growing trend of microservices, Otto knows how to install and configure service dependencies for development and deployment. It automatically exposes these dependencies via DNS for your application to consume.
Vagrant brought simplicity and power to development, and we believe we've brought that same elegant user experience to both development and deployment with Otto.
Read on to learn more.
May 12 2015 Mitchell Hashimoto
Announcing HashiConf 2015
We're having our first ever HashiConf September 28 and September 29, 2015 at the Gerding Theater at the Armory in Portland, OR. HashiConf is a conference dedicated to modern datacenter automation, from development to production.
The two day conference will have highly technical talks covering all our tools: Vagrant, Packer, Serf, Consul, Terraform, and Vault. Talks will range from tool introductions to advanced usage, and we'd like to invite talks about any other tools in the ecosystem as well.
And without saying too much, the keynote is an event you'll not want to miss.
Join us for this two day event this fall with the entire HashiCorp team and meet the smartest and most passionate HashiCorp users from around the world. Let's experience the future of the datacenter together.