HashiConf 2015 Wrap Up

Oct 5 2015 Seth Vargo hashicorp

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.

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Sep 28 2015 Mitchell Hashimoto otto

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.

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Vault 0.3

Sep 28 2015 Jeff Mitchell vault

We are proud to announce the release of Vault 0.3. Vault is a tool for managing secrets. From storing credentials and API keys to encrypting sensitive data, Vault is meant to be a solution for all secret management needs.

Vault 0.3 brings many new features including an ssh backend, a cubbyhole backend, new features and improvements to the transit backend, settable global and per-mount default/max TTLs, PGP encryption for unseal keys, large performance improvements for the generic backend, Duo Multi-Factor Authentication support, and much more. We cannot possibly list all of the improvements here, so please see the full Vault 0.3 CHANGELOG for more details.

In addition, the entire 0.2 codebase underwent an audit by noted security experts iSEC Partners. Although we cannot share the results, their feedback was valuable, and we intend to continue with regular security audits to ensure that Vault can be trusted with the secrets of even the most cautious of organizations.

As always, a big thanks to our community for their ideas, bug reports, and pull requests.

You can download Vault 0.3 from the project website.

Read on to learn more about the major new features in Vault 0.3.

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Sep 28 2015 Armon Dadgar nomad

Today we announce Nomad, a cluster manager and scheduler designed for microservices and batch workloads. Nomad is distributed, highly available, and scales to thousands of nodes spanning multiple datacenters and regions.

Nomad provides a common workflow to deploy applications across an infrastructure. Developers use a declarative job specification to define how an application should be deployed and the resources it requires (CPU, memory, disk). Nomad accepts these jobs and finds available resources to run them. The scheduling algorithm ensures all constraints are satisfied, and packs as many applications on a host as possible to optimize resource utilization. Additionally, Nomad supports virtualized, containerized, or standalone applications running on all major operating systems giving it the flexibility to support a broad range of workloads.

Nomad is now being deployed in production environments and we are proud to share it publicly. We are excited about the future of the project, and are just beginning to build on the foundation that it provides.

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