2016 was an astonishing year at HashiCorp, and I want to take a moment to reflect and share our story with you.
I could not be more proud of HashiCorp's progress. From 2013 when we were just a couple of friends hacking on open source projects, to the end of 2016, the company has grown from "that company that makes Vagrant" to a leader in the DevOps space. This remarkable growth and transformation continues to inspire me daily.
As an open source company both our products and communities experienced incredible growth in 2016. We hosted two user conferences, HashiConf EU in Amsterdam and HashiConf in Napa, which brought together over a 1,000 members of the HashiCorp community to share their stories. Across the globe our users maintain 19 community-run HashiCorp User Groups, and they are complemented by our engineers and developer advocacy team, which spoke at over 60 conferences and community events last year.
In reviewing our 2016 release calendar there were over 70 individual product releases:
8 Consul releases
8 Nomad releases
8 Packer releases
31 Terraform releases
7 Vagrant releases
11 Vault releases
Our open source tools were downloaded over 14 million times from around the world. This growth would have been impossible without the hard work and dedication of everyone at HashiCorp and in our community, and we are incredibly fortunate and very proud to work with some of the best and brightest people.
In support of our product mission, 2016 brought about a full suite of HashiCorp Enterprise tools which enable organizations to provision, secure, and run any infrastructure for any application. Our enterprise customers rely on our products to run the applications that drive their businesses, and they are supported by a world-class team of sales, support, and success engineers. Our goal is to enable these organizations as they modernize their applications, adopt one or more clouds, or focus on the agility of their delivery process. We take this responsibility seriously and are building out our organization at all levels to ensure that we can deliver upon that trust that has been placed in us.
Today there are over 70 full time employees at HashiCorp; that is quite a big jump from 5 at the end of 2014. To support that growth, we added over 65 new faces to HashiCorp, including our new CEO Dave McJannet, whose experience has improved our operational maturity and accelerated our ability to partner with our enterprise customers. We are incredibly proud of the diverse, distributed team that collaborates every day to bring our products to life.
On a more personal note, I was honored and humbled to be selected along with Mitchell in the Forbes 30 under 30. It’s the tireless effort of everybody at HashiCorp which makes all of this possible, and I want to thank them all personally for their dedication. Together we are continuing to transform application delivery, while remaining true to our values. None of this would be possible without the support and advocacy of our open source and enterprise users, for which we are grateful. The work we’ve started is hardly complete, we have an exciting year planned and look forward to some surprises in 2017.