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Hashicorp has announced the public beta of Consul 1.8

Hashicorp is in a bit of a purple patch regarding product announcements. Having just released Vault 1.4 which we reviewed here, they have just announced the release of a public Beta...
Helm is the package manager of choice for Kubernetes

Helm is the package manager of choice for Kubernetes

Companies adopt Kubernetes at a rapid pace. There is no doubt Kubernetes serves as the foundation of almost every container platform of choice. Kubernetes is a 'batteries included but replaceable' deal,...
Runtime security with Sysdig Falco

Runtime security with Sysdig Falco

Lately I've been researching possibilities to detect anomalies during runtime in containers. I came across the open source project Sysdig Falco which seems to do just that. Quoted from their site:...

Introduction to HashiCorp Packer

Packer is a tool from Hashicorp that can be used to build images in an automated and repeatable way. Why building images is important in a DevOps World Now why would you need...
Spectro Cloud saves Kubernetes from vendor lock in and DIY complexity

Spectro Cloud saves Kubernetes from vendor lock-in and DIY complexity

Kubernetes is great for developers creating containerized workloads and microservices. But it's open, pluggable architecture and design principles can be scary at first sight: it just doesn't hide any of its...
Vault reaches a milestone as HashiCorp releases Vault 14

Vault reaches a milestone as HashiCorp releases Vault 1.4

HashiCorp Vault has just crossed a milestone and released their latest and greatest, version 1.4. It might seem a little odd to have such a huhar about a dot revision, but...

Is cloud-native becoming mainstream? Yes, says CNCF

The CNCF regularly surveys the marketplace to understand adoption of cloud-native technologies. The results of the most recent survey shows some interesting adoption rates, indicating that cloud-native technologies are becoming mainstream. Why...
Jenkins X the new CICD tool for your Microservices

Jenkins X – the new CI/CD tool for your Microservices

Perhaps, one of the most well-known CI/CD orchestration tools is Jenkins. In the early days, it was called "Hudson". Development started at Sun Micro systems and the first official release was...
Terraform 012 should I bother to update my code

Terraform 0.12: should I bother to update my code base?

Terraform 0.12 has been released since May 2019. it is now stable running at 0.12.20 at time of publishing. Is it now time to upgrade your legacy code.
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Deploying and configuring HashiCorp Vault to service Terraform

In the third post of this series you will have noticed that we configured the Terraform environment to utilize a HashiCorp Vault server to provide one time use authentication for your...