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.
Feb 16 2018 Peter McCarron
New Terraform Providers: Palo Alto Networks, Open Telekom Cloud
We are proud to announce two new providers now available for HashiCorp Terraform. This blog will give a more detailed description on the providers and any helpful links that may provide additional insight. For more information on Terraform providers please visit our docs page.
Feb 16 2018 Chris Roberts
Updating the Vagrant VMware Plugin
The Vagrant VMware plugin will fail to activate with HashiCorp servers starting on February 18th, 2018. For the next 30 days after this date, currently installed VMware plugins will start to encounter errors activating their license.
Feb 14 2018 Nic Jackson
HashiCorp Terraform: Modules as Building Blocks for Infrastructure
Operators adopt tools like HashiCorp Terraform to provide a simple workflow for managing infrastructure. Users write configurations and run a few commands to test and apply changes. However, infrastructure management often extends beyond simple configuration and we require a workflow to build, publish, and share customized, validated, and versioned configurations. Successful implementation of this workflow starts with reusable configuration, in this post we will look at modules, the problems they solve, and how you can leverage them to form the building blocks for your infrastructure.
Feb 08 2018 Anubhav Mishra
Applying Policy as Code to Kubernetes Resources
Using HashiCorp Terraform Enterprise and the Kubernetes provider we can apply fine-grained policy enforcement using Sentinel to Kubernetes resources, before the changes to the resources are applied on the cluster. This blog post explores using Sentinel in Terraform Enterprise to manage Kubernetes clusters and enforce Kubernetes service types and namespace naming conventions.
Feb 05 2018 Chris Roberts
HashiCorp Vagrant 2.0.2.
We are pleased to announce the release of HashiCorp Vagrant 2.0.2. Vagrant is a tool for building and distributing development environments. The highlight of this release is an updated implementation of SMB synced folders with added host support for macOS.
Jan 25 2018 Nic Jackson
Using Sentinel Policy to enforce continuous deployment windows
In the same way that we can embed Sentinel into a pipeline to enforce policy for Terraform plans, or Vault secrets, we can also enforce policy in a continuous delivery pipeline.
In this post, we are going to examine how Sentinel Policy and the Sentinel Simulator can be used to ensure your CD system only deploys your application within a specified time window.
Jan 18 2018 Fraser Pollock
TFE and Sentinel: Provisioning Policy for Data Sovereignty in the Cloud
Infrastructure as code with HashiCorp Terraform enables operators to automate provisioning at scale. This comes with risks, as every action can have larger effects. Sentinel policy as code places guardrails to protect users from creating infrastructure changes that fall outside of business, security, and compliance policies. This blog will take a look at writing and enforcing a policy using Terraform Enterprise to restrict provisioning resources in certain availability zones to ensure data sovereignty.
Jan 12 2018 Armon Dadgar
Why Policy as Code?
HashiCorp advocates for "infrastructure as code" approaches to managing infrastructure. We have talked about it publicly and published about it in our Tao of HashiCorp. At HashiConf 2017, we announced Sentinel, a framework for "policy as code". The same coding practices that are applied to infrastructure can be very effective in enforcing and managing policies. Codifying policy removes the need for ticketing queues, without sacrificing enforcement.
Jan 10 2018 Nic Jackson
Functions as a Service with Nomad and OpenFaaS
OpenFaaS (or Functions as a Service) is a framework for building serverless functions but with containers. With OpenFaaS you can package any process or container as a serverless function for either Linux or Windows - just bring your Nomad cluster. The project focuses on ease of use through its UI and CLI which can be used to test and monitor functions in tandem with Prometheus enabling auto-scaling.
Jan 04 2018 Armon Dadgar
Brokering Cloud Identity
As organizations adopt one or more public clouds they are faced with the challenge of securely providing access to secret material, such as usernames and passwords, API tokens, encryption keys, and TLS certificates. This problem is known as secret management, and there are several primary challenges including authentication, authorization, auditing, and supporting a diverse set of environments, clients, and end systems.
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!
Dec 19 2017 Burzin Patel
Deprecating the Microsoft Azure (legacy ASM) Terraform Provider
We're announcing the immediate deprecation of the Terraform provider for Azure ASM (Azure Service Management) in favor of the newer Azure Resource Manager (ARM) provider. The Azure ARM provider will be renamed to "Azure".
Dec 19 2017 Anubhav Mishra
Smart Networking with Consul and Service Meshes
Over the past year, service mesh technologies have gained significant interest. Even though the idea of a service mesh isn’t new, the implementation details are new to some people. At HashiCorp we build Consul, a free and open source tool that provides service discovery, health checking, load balancing, and a globally distributed key-value store. These features make Consul ideal as a control plane for a service mesh. This post discusses a few first principles around adopting service meshes and how Consul can be used as a control plane for projects like Istio, Linkerd, and Envoy.
Dec 12 2017 Maciej Skierkowski
HashiCorp Terraform Enterprise General Availability
We’re pleased to announce the general availability (GA) of the new HashiCorp Terraform Enterprise. Terraform Enterprise enables teams and organizations to safely use Terraform together with collaboration and governance features.