HashiCorp has announced a new solution that will enable IT operators to automate infrastructure management in the cloud. HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP) allows customers to provision, secure, connect, and run cloud-based infrastructure with little to no operational burden.
“HashiCorp tools are used and operated by many community members and customers, but managing clusters and maintaining automated workflows can still be complicated and costly. This can increase onboarding times for smaller organizations and make multi-cloud objectives impractical for many enterprises. With automated deployments and fully managed clusters pre-configured for production, HCP enables a team to get critical workloads running in the cloud faster with fewer resources in order to meet today’s challenges,” Mitchell Hashimoto, founder and CTO of HashiCorp, wrote in a post.
The platform is designed to act as a bridge for organizations transitioning to dynamic IT infrastructure models.
It allows for push-button deployments, which allow users to quickly deploy production ready clusters.
HCP also provides a fully managed infrastructure, allowing users to rely entirely on HashiCorp services for upgrades, backups, monitoring and scaling. HashiCorp operators also have access to logs, telemetry, and debug information, which allows them to resolve operational issues with minimal back-and-forth with customers.
HCP provides customers with multi-cloud flexibility because they will be able to maintain a consistent workflow and use a unified set of APIs for all HashiCorp services. According to Hashimoto, a key component of the service is the HashiCorp Virtual Network (HVN), which provides a common abstraction across cloud providers. In addition, customers will be able to integrate HCP with identity providers, which would allow customers to use SSO through a solution like GitHub, then use centralized policies to govern access to resources across teams, projects, and cloud providers.
The first HashiCorp service being added to HCP is HCP Consul. The company plans on adding HCP Vault with AWS support next.
HCP is being offered with a pay-as-you-go pricing model, making it ideal for small and medium-sized organizations, HashiCorp explained.