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HashiCorp Consul 1.0
HashiCorp Consul 1.0

Today we are excited to announce the public availability of HashiCorp Consul 1.0. Consul is a tool for service discovery and runtime configuration for distributed applications and infrastructure. Consul joins Vagrant and Packer as the third HashiCorp product to reach the 1.0 milestone.

HashiCorp Consul 0.9.3
HashiCorp Consul 0.9.3

Today we are releasing Consul 0.9.3 which includes a number of features and improvements.

HashiCorp Consul 0.9
HashiCorp Consul 0.9

Today we are releasing Consul 0.9 which includes a number of improvements, bug fixes, and features. There are some important backward incompatibilities in this release that are easy to adjust for as you deploy, so please be sure to read the 0.9 upgrade guide for details before you upgrade.

HashiCorp Consul 0.8
HashiCorp Consul 0.8

We are excited to release HashiCorp Consul 0.8. Consul is a critical infrastructure service that organizations rely on for service discovery, key/value storage, and health checks. The focus for Consul 0.8 is operational stability with Autopilot features and federation improvements. Consul is highly available with three or more servers in a cluster, but it is complex to operate amidst failures, newly introduced servers, and upgrades. The goal of Autopilot is to automate Consul cluster operations so that it can be run in an auto-scaling group or scheduler without worry. Consul Enterprise has enhanced Autopilot functionality to automate the complete server cluster upgrade process and safely increase cluster size for read scalability. Federation improvements aim to simplify joining and operating Consul clusters across global infrastructure. With this release, Consul open source gains join flooding and soft-fail features to ensure that clusters are properly connected across datacenters. Consul Enterprise introduces network areas to enable advanced networking topologies such as hub-and-spoke. Read on to learn more about the features in this release. You can also read the 0.8 changelog for details on complete ACL support, a more uniform CLI interface, and much more.

HashiCorp Consul 0.7.1
HashiCorp Consul 0.7.1

We are excited to release Consul 0.7.1. Consul is a critical infrastructure service for organizations that rely on it for service discovery, key/value storage, and health checks. The focus for Consul 0.7.1 is the ability to take a complete snapshot of Consul's state and restore it for disaster recovery. With three or more servers, Consul is highly available, but if a cluster is lost completely, it's essential that organizations have a workflow to quickly restore Consul as the source of truth for the status of applications and resources in their infrastructure. New snapshot CLI and APIs provide an easy mechanism for operators to capture and restore the complete state of a Consul cluster. Consul Enterprise adds a new Snapshot service to automatically schedule taking snapshots, sending them off site, and rotating them. Read on to learn more about snapshot and restore features in this release. You can also read the 0.7.1 change log for details on features like the new key/value store CLI, AWS auto discovery, and more.

HashiCorp Consul 0.7
HashiCorp Consul 0.7

We are excited to release Consul 0.7, a major update with many new features and improvements. This release focused on making it easier to operate Consul clusters, and built key foundations for continued operational improvements in future releases. Consul is a modern datacenter runtime that provides service discovery, configuration, and orchestration capabilities in an easy-to-deploy single binary. It is distributed, highly available, and proven to scale to tens of thousands of nodes with services across multiple datacenters. There are a huge number of features, bug fixes, and improvements in Consul 0.7. Here are some of the highlights: Transactional Key/Value API Consul Operator Improvements Lifeguard ACL Replication You can download Consul 0.7 here and view the changelog for a complete list of changes. Read on to learn more about the major new features in 0.7.