This release enhances a number of features in Consul while adding such new features as a Consul on Kubernetes CNI plugin and a beta version of cluster peering.
A service mesh like HashiCorp Consul can be an essential part of applying zero trust security principles to modern, complex, Kubernetes deployments.
HashiCorp Consul has evolved into a comprehensive networking platform that bolsters zero trust networking, works well with Kubernetes, and is remarkably easy to use.
Cluster peering in Consul 1.13 offers a whole new model of how Consul handles cross-cluster federation.
HCP Consul is becoming generally available on Azure, Consul API Gateway version 0.3 is going GA, and Consul 1.13 is due later this year.
This release strengthens zero trust security architecture by leveraging HashiCorp Vault to reduce secrets sprawl and automate server TLS certificate rotation.