Keynote: Cloud Infrastructure Automation-as-a-Service
Jun 22, 2020
Hear from HashiCorp CEO Dave McJannet on the market need for a standard, fully-managed cloud infrastructure automation stack.
- Dave McJannetCEO, HashiCorp
Delivering a fully managed platform to automate infrastructure for any cloud is a very important step for the industry, our community, and our enterprise customers. In this closing section of the HashiConf Digital June 2020 keynote, HashiCorp CEO Dave McJannet shares his insights on HashiCorp's place in the cloud computing industry.
A Standard Stack for Cloud Infrastructure Automation
The journey to multi-cloud and delivering application workloads consistently requires a new, cloud operating model at all layers and for all of the constituents in IT — operations, security, networking, application development)
We know practitioners are turning to us, and that enterprises have standardized on HashiCorp products for cloud infrastructure automation. But operating your own infrastructure and the automation products can be complicated, costly, and requires expertise.
What We Hear From Customers
Customers tell us that these cost and operational benefits are really important for automating and running their cloud infrastructure. The customers know that this tech works at enormous scale. The customers understand that infrastructure automation (and our products in particular) are foundational. This is how the world (especially cloud native world) runs infrastructure.
But many customers tell us they don't have the same ops expertise skills as the most high-profile companies and therefore need some way to reduce their operational challenge. It’s taking too long for their teams to onboard. They want these critical services available where application teams already are (on AWS, GCP, Azure, vSphere).
So, like the options that companies have with their IT infrastructure itself, enterprises today want the choice of how they operate their infrastructure automation. Some want to operate it themselves, but increasingly, they want to consume it as a cloud service.
HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP)
To do this, we need to offer our suite in both of these form factors. We at HashiCorp are giving customers that choice with today’s announcement.
Our Market Outlook Summary
When we step back, here’s what we see:
- The market is going through a very clear platform transition in infrastructure.
- The domain is well understood and the path has been figured out. The cloud infrastructure automation we provide is important to help you get there.
- The challenge is to make the technology available to everyone, not just those with large staffs, budgets, and years of expertise.
- At HashiCorp, we see our role as the enabler to make that happen.
We’re committed to this enabling role, to continuing to invest and deliver innovations like HCP, to help our commercial customers so we can continue to invest, and to help our OSS users so they can continue to push the boundaries.
In the end, all of what we provide to you — our community of practitioners and customers — is intended to help you put the infrastructure in place to help you innovate for your business. We look forward to working with you on that journey.