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Automated Geo Failover with Prepared Queries and HashiCorp Consul

As more IT departments begin to harness cloud computing and build distributed systems for greater agility and scalability, operators are faced with more challenging situations. Maintaining system reliability becomes a lot harder. A modern service networking solution such as HashiCorp Consul can simplify the implementation of common reliability patterns, including service registry, service discovery, service mesh, and more. Consul also supports multiple data centers out of the box. This webinar will discuss prepared queries: a feature that allows Consul users to centralize failover policies across geographically distributed datacenters.


  • Vinnie Ramirez

    Vinnie Ramirez

    Solutions Architect, HashiCorp
  • Lance Larsen

    Lance Larsen

    Technical Specialist, HashiCorp

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» Consul helps you define centralized failover policies for multiple datacenters before incidents occur.

In a multi-datacenter scenario, there may be a complete outage of all instances of a service at one datacenter. Building a system that fails over to another datacenter's services can be time-consuming because that logic might have to be written into each application, and it would require complex configurations. Consul avoids that task by providing a prepared query API. With a prepared query, you can write and register a complex service query in advance of when it will be needed.

In this webinar, HashiCorp's Vinnie Ramirez and Lance Larsen will demonstrate a geo failover policy using Consul's prepared queries. He'll also show examples of prepared query templates that can simplify the failover process even further.

» Join this webinar to learn:

  • Overview of HashiCorp Consul and simplifying failover workflows
  • How to write and register a complex service query in - advance of when it will be needed
  • Examples of prepared query templates Demo


  • 9:00 - 9:10 AM Introductions
  • 9:10 - 9:40 AM Presentation
  • 9:40 - 9:50 AM Live Q&A
  • 9:50 - 10:00 AM Closing remarks & final call for questions

Everyone who registers for the webinar will receive a link to the webinar recording after post-processing (usually 1-2 days).

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