Whether you're building from scratch or gradually integrating service networking into your existing infrastructure, Consul effortlessly scales to meet evolving infrastructure needs. It empowers robust service networking, security, and automation on any cloud or runtime.
Simplify application connectivity and strengthen security with Consul.
Register global services in the Consul catalog. Discover and monitor services across any cloud or runtime.
Use permissive mTLS to gradually migrate services into a service mesh without disruption.
Secure authentication and encryption with mTLS. Authorize traffic based on service names using granular controls and policies.
Use Consul to query nodes and services via DNS and HTTP API.
Monitor IP addresses for each service as they change, directly from Consul’s UI .
Provide shared services, integrated tools, traffic policies, and governance.
Shape, split, and route traffic for blue-green deployments, canary testing, load balancing, application migration, and more. Route both for east-west and north-south traffic.
Connect services between multiple clusters or implement high availability with cluster peering.
Provide multi-tenancy and autonomy between teams. Reduce datacenter management at scale.
Integrate with application monitoring tools like DataDog, Grafana, and Prometheus for comprehensive service visibility.
Enable audit logging to Splunk and single sign-on (SSO) with Okta and other OpenID Connect (OIDC) providers for enhanced security and visibility.
Provision apps faster — operators can easily manage and optimize networking.
Reduce manual ticketing for network infrastructure devices using Consul-Terraform-Sync (CTS) and Terraform provider ecosystem.
Simplify configuration management by extending Consul-generated Envoy resources without modifying the Consul binary. Built-in extensions include Lua, WASM, and external AuthZ.
Organizations adopting Kubernetes want to observe, secure, and automate the connections between pods and clusters. Consul on Kubernetes provides a scalable and highly resilient platform for microservices. Consul supports any Kubernetes runtime including hosted solutions like EKS, AKS, GKE, and OpenShift.
Consul acts as a centralized registry that discovers, tracks, and monitors your services regardless of the underlying runtimes, platform, or infrastructure. Consul can be your single source of truth for cataloging and maintaining a record of all your services across multiple disparate teams.
A core component of HashiCorp’s zero trust security solution, Consul uses identity-based access to automatically deny service-to-service communication unless authorized explicitly on an as-needed basis. All authorized communication within the service mesh is mutually authenticated with TLS certificates and encrypted in transit.