We are proud to host our second annual HashiConf US in Napa, California. HashiConf is an opportunity to gather our global user community to discuss where we have been, where we are going, and how HashiCorp DevOps tools can be used to solve the infrastructure challenges of today.
Our development, operations, and security tools have been adopted by a range of companies, from startups to large enterprises and governments. As organizations build mission critical applications around our tools, it is important for us to invest responsibly to maintain stable growth.
Today at HashiConf we are excited to announce $24 million in Series B financing, alongside updates to our tools and the general availability of Vault Enterprise.
The $24 million Series B investment was led by GGV Capital with Mayfield, True Ventures, and new investor Redpoint also participating. This financing will allow us to hire & grow engineering, support, marketing, and sales to continue our mission of solving the most challenging problems in infrastructure and application delivery.
In addition to the financing we are excited to highlight a number of upcoming features in our open source tools, with a focus on security and operator experience.
Nomad is an application scheduler, allowing operators to pool together the resources of thousands of machines and provide them to developers who can easily deploy, update, and scale their applications.
Nomad 0.5 will introduce a number of new enhancements and features; secure cluster communication, native Vault integration, and sticky volumes.
As we focus primarily on security, one of our goals is to enable operators to secure all communication within their Nomad cluster. This includes gossip-based communication between servers, RPC communication between clients and servers, and API calls to Nomad.
A common challenge faced by users of Nomad is how to securely provide application secrets such as database credentials and API tokens to their applications. Native Vault integration introduces functionality to leverage Vault patterns to perform this secure introduction without risk of exposing credentials during delivery.
Finally, sticky volumes allow Nomad to migrate application data between nodes, enabling support for applications requiring data such as Cassandra and HDFS.
Each of these features will be detailed in the upcoming release of 0.5.