HashiCorp, the creator of multi-cloud infrastructure automation software, has announced that the HashiCorp Cloud Platform (HCP) is now available in Asia-Pacific and Japan.
With hosting sites in Australia and Singapore, the managed service offerings are now available for organisations across the APJ region, HashiCorp Consul, Vault, and Packer.
Currently, HashiCorp provides three products on its cloud platform. HCP Consul, a cloud service networking and service mesh offering, HCP Vault, a cloud security automation product, and HCP Packer, a multi-cloud build management product. All three solutions are offered as fully managed services operated and supported by HashiCorp experts. They are designed to help reduce the operational burden for enterprises while accelerating the transition to the cloud.
“Running applications on cloud infrastructure helps enterprises transform their businesses but creates challenges from infrastructure complexity, skills shortages, and the new types of security threats they face,” says HashiCorp co-founder and CTO, Armon Dadgar.
“Our customers and community in Asia-Pacific have been asking us to help make it easier to get started and operate our products. With the HashiCorp Cloud Platform, we do the heavy lifting for them, making it simpler for customers to get up and running with our products.
“We expect HCP to help organisations across the region to achieve their digital transformation initiatives more quickly,” he says.
HashiCorp says for enterprises working to deliver the business value of cloud but struggling with skills and staffing shortages, the products on HCP are designed to minimise operational burden and allow organisations to focus on feature delivery.
The company says HCP enables faster and more flexible deployments of fully managed Consul and Vault offerings, with a vision to deliver managed offerings for all HashiCorp products across all cloud providers, enabling a consistent workflow to effectively operate multi-cloud environments. The HashiCorp Cloud Platform is available with initial support on Amazon Web Services.
“We’re pleased to support HCP Consul and HCP Vault on AWS,” says Amazon Web Services vice president, compute services, Deepak Singh.
“Customers can immediately realise automation benefits with HCP Consul, a production-ready, fully managed service mesh solution, which will help users to connect and secure connections between AWS workloads faster and with fewer resources via the push-button deployment of fully managed clusters pre-configured for development and production.”
HCP Vault and HCP Consul are key pieces of a zero-trust security approach to cloud management and operations. HashiCorp enables zero trust security by placing trusted identity at the core of critical elements of modern security automation, machine authentication and authorisation, machine-to-machine access, human authentication and authorisation, and human-to-machine access.
The Warehouse Group is the largest retail group in New Zealand, with six core brands and 250+ stores. As part of an initiative to digitally transform and improve time to market, they chose to leverage the power of HCP Vault to automate cloud security.
“By using a solution which helps manage, store, and access the secrets for the workloads on the cloud, we were able to reduce the overhead and complexity which otherwise needs DevOps expertise,” says The Warehouse Group chapter lead, DevOps, Matt Law.
“HCP Vault’s zero effort readiness and ease of use made cloud security automation simple for The Warehouse Group.”