The HashiCorp effort to provision, secure, run, and connect any application on any infrastructure extends to providers worldwide. The partnership with Alibaba Cloud is another step towards offering a product suite that supports organizations transitioning their infrastructure into the cloud on a global scale. Alibaba Cloud is a quickly growing provider of public cloud infrastructure and tools like Terraform provide simplicity while creating and managing, single, multi, or hybrid cloud environments. As the collaboration with Alibaba continues and grows to cover new services, HashiCorp will provide the workflows to adopt these technologies.Website
Operators moving into the cloud face three unique challenges: addressing infrastructure heterogeneity, managing scale, and enabling self service consumption across organizations. To address these challenges for users adopting Alibaba Cloud, HashiCorp offers a dedicated Terraform provider for the purpose of provisioning and managing Alibaba cloud-based services. Users can write configurations using infrastructure as code, check them into version control, version them, and run a few commands to test and apply changes to their Alibaba infrastructure.
Vault secures, stores, and tightly controls access to tokens, passwords, certificates, encryption keys for secrets and other sensitive data using a UI, CLI, and HTTP API.
Nomad is a flexible, enterprise-grade cluster scheduler that can run a diverse workload of micro-service, batch, containerized and non-containerized applications. Nomad's lightweight architecture and zero external dependencies minimize operational overhead in any on-prem or public cloud environment. Nomad Enterprise adds collaboration and governance capabilities, allowing organizations to run Nomad in a multi-team setting and meet governance and policy requirements. Users on Alibaba Cloud are able to provision Nomad to run workloads on Windows based machines with or without another platform.
Consul is a service mesh offering for discovering, securing, and configuring services across any infrastructure. Consul clusters allow agents to talk across data centers to provide health monitoring, K/V storage, and a variety of other services. To create these clusters, Consul relies on the creation of agents that assume either a server or client role and join an existing cluster upon startup. To help prevent failures in cluster formation, Consul users utilizes the command "retry-join" provisioned for Alibaba Cloud. This instructs agents to join the first private IP of a server with a given tag and key value and authorized via a secret key.
Consul Integrations for Alibaba Cloud:
Alibaba Cloud Auto Retry