HashiConf Global Preview: Evolving Your Cloud Operating Model

Find out about the 13 most interesting HashiConf Global sessions for enterprise cloud platform teams. Join us October 4 - 6, 2022 in Los Angeles and virtual.

HashiConf Global (October 4 - 6, 2022, in Los Angeles and virtual) features an exciting lineup of practitioners who push the boundaries of cloud computing. These insightful speakers will describe the evolution of their cloud operating model, as well as how they optimize business outcomes with new organizational structures like platform teams.

Here’s a list of 13 HashiConf Global talks enterprise cloud platform teams won’t want to miss, in four key categories ranging from infrastructure lifecycle management to increasing release velocity:

»Infrastructure Lifecycle Management at Scale

Terraform Beyond the Basics

Hila Fish, Senior DevOps Engineer at Wix

Thursday, October 6, 10 a.m. PT

HashiCorp Terraform is the industry standard for infrastructure provisioning. Once you have this foundation in place, platform engineers have lots of options about what to do next. In this talk, Hila will answer common questions that arise after the initial adoption of Terraform, like “How do you structure your code to maximize re-usability across different use cases?” Go beyond best practices to learn from Hila’s real-world experience.

Packaging Security in Terraform Modules

Prasanth Kommini, Senior Security Software Engineer at Snowflake

Thursday, October 6, 3:30 p.m. PT

Companies that excel at security in the cloud era are always looking for ways to reduce their attack surface. Sometimes the solution can be straightforward: platform engineers can make a big impact simply by using secure defaults and secure design patterns. In this talk, Prasanth will demonstrate how Terraform modules can be used to package best practices such as secure defaults and how to use role-based access controls (RBACs) to further reduce risk.

Everything, Everywhere, All at Once: Terraform and Indeed's Move to AWS

Andrew Noonan, Technical Fellow at Indeed

Thursday, October 6, 11:30 a.m. PT

Behind every move to the cloud is a “compelling business event.” Indeed had planned on a gradual migration to AWS over 3-5 years, but when the Texas power outages hit in 2021, that timeline accelerated t dramatically. Andrew will describe “the good, the bad, and the ugly about bringing a large workforce on a deadline to Terraform Enterprise and the cloud.”

Managing Terraform Enterprise With 2000+ Workspaces at Discover Financial

Angel Naranjo, Cloud Engineer at Discover Financial Services

Wednesday, October 5, 11:30 a.m. PT

Every platform team should aspire to “pragmatic standardization.” The world of enterprise IT and cloud computing is too complex to insist on universal standards. Angel will explain how Discover Financial Services balances standardization with flexibility at scale using Terraform.

»Adopt Zero Trust Security to Protect Systems and Customer Data

Managed Zero Trust Security With HashiCorp Cloud Platform

Rob Barnes, Senior Developer Advocate at HashiCorp

Wednesday, October 5, 3:30 p.m. PT

Leading organizations are embracing a zero trust security model for their infrastructure. But what does that look like in the real world? What’s the best way to combine service-meshes, secrets management, and identity-based access systems to establish a stronger security posture? Rob will explain how to implement zero trust security with less operational toil than you thought possible.

Automating Multi-Cloud, Multi-Region Vault for Teams and Landing Zones

Bryan Krausen, Senior Technical Consultant at River Point Technology

Joshua Poisson, Cloud Engineer at Bain & Company.

Thursday, October 6, 1:30 p.m. PT

It’s a best practice for platform engineers to expose “secrets as a service” to their development teams. That way, developers can just wire up their microservices to APIs provided by the central team. Here, Bryan will demonstrate how to deploy a multi-tenant HashiCorp Vault Enterprise environment using a combination of Terraform, Vault, and HashiCorp Packer. The end result: the delivery of “Vault as a Service” to the organization.

HCP Boundary: SSH Credential Injection and Private Vault Access

Jeff Mitchell, Principal Engineer at HashiCorp

Wednesday, October 5, 3:30 p.m. PT

Modern workflows for machine authentication and authorization (with Vault) and machine-to-machine access (with Consul) are well documented and adopted by industry leaders. The “human access and authorization” workflow, however, is less understood. That’s the vector HashiCorp Boundary aims to solve. In this session, Jeff will review how HCP Boundary combines with Vault to help platform teams deliver authenticated, authorized access to remote systems for users, _without _those users ever possessing a valid machine credential.

»Modern Service Networking Across Runtimes

Building Consul at Scale for Brownfield Infrastructure

Jaysen Nielsen, Senior Infrastructure Engineer at Crowdstrike

Thursday, October 6, 3:30 p.m. PT

Your infrastructure and runtime choices aren’t converging; they’re diverging. As complexity grows, consider tools that address workflows, rather than those tied to a specific technology. At the networking layer, that’s where HashiCorp Consul shines.

Jaysen will discuss how his team at Crowdstrike uses Consul for “massive-scale brownfield hybrid cloud infrastructure.” Two primary use cases will be the focus: providing an alternative to load balancers, and generating scrape targets for Prometheus. You'll also learn how to integrate Vault, address various disaster recovery scenarios, and tackle bootstrapping and configuration with Chef and Terraform.

A Hands-on Approach to Consul Deployment Strategies in a Hybrid Environment [Virtual Session]

Elif Samedin, Senior DevOps Engineer at Connatix

Wednesday, October 5, 11:30 a.m. PT

This talk promises to be extremely popular. Why? Elif will demonstrate how to use Consul to securely connect the two most popular runtime environments: virtual machines and containers. If you’ve been curious about how to get up and running with a service mesh, don’t miss this deep dive on Consul!

Architecting Geo-Distributed Mobile Edge Applications With Consul

Robert Belson, Developer Advocate at AWS Edge Computing

Thursday, October 6, 1:30 p.m. PT

Companies in many industries are investing in edge computing. Running applications near users helps cut latency, which in turn opens up more opportunities for differentiated digital experiences. Robert’s talk offers an informative overview on how to architect for the edge at global scale, featuring Consul, Terraform, and a host of AWS services.

»Increase Release Velocity and Build Better Apps Faster

A Mini-PaaS for Developers With Waypoint

Saiyam Pathak, Director of Technical Evangelism at Civo

Wednesday, October 5, 3:30 p.m. PT

Advanced platform teams offer their developers a “paved path to production” so code sails through automated pipelines and lands in production environments without much hassle or drama. HashiCorp Waypoint is an emerging project to help practitioners achieve these fast, repeatable deployments. In this session, Saiyam will present an overview of Waypoint and show how a single ‘waypoint up’ command can be used to deploy an application to production.

Want to learn more? HashiCorp’s own Gerald Yerden II will be giving a related talk: Build Your Own PaaS With Waypoint.

Adopting GitOps and the Cloud in a Regulated Industry

Andrew Rau, Vice President, IT Manager of Cloud Services at BOK Financial

Wednesday, October 5, 10:00 a.m. PT

Practitioners often face a cold reality: working towards long-term strategic patterns (like infrastructure as code) can get deprioritized when the grind of daily work comes calling. How can leadership empower teams to focus on the real work of transformation? Andrew will describe how BOK Financial created an "as-code" operating model from scratch. He’ll also highlight how his company strengthened security, increased resiliency, and boosted efficiency.

A Blueprint for Application Modernization With Waypoint, Dapr, and Ploigos

George Hantzaras, Director, Cloud Platform Engineering at Citrix Systems

Wednesday, October 5, 2:30 p.m. PT

Technologists are often drawn to the latest innovations. Yet at most enterprises, many mission-critical applications — the ones that affect revenue and process transactions at scale — still have monolithic architectures. Re-architecting and rebuilding these apps for the cloud era is one of the hardest parts of digital transformation. In this talk, George will “explore patterns of application modernization and how to streamline it for scale.”

»Join Us in Los Angeles or Virtually

These fantastic talks are only a small part of what you’ll experience at HashiConf Global, happening in Los Angeles and online Tuesday - Thursday, October 4 - 6. We’re planning more than 40 keynote and technical sessions, including product roadmap breakouts, and four hands-on HashiCorp Learn Labs.

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