Use case

Network Infrastructure Automation

Automate key networking tasks such as updating load-balancer member pools or applying firewall policies.

Challenge

Manual networking tasks

New technologies have recently emerged to help accelerate application deployment. However, legacy systems and old practices cannot keep up with the rate of change in modern applications. If an event occurs that auto-scales additional service instances, networking and security teams are often still dealing with manual ticket-driven processes that can slow solution delivery and increase the likelihood of misconfiguration.

Solution

Network Infrastructure Automation

Adopting Network Infrastructure Automation (NIA) with Consul-Terraform-Sync ensures networking and security infrastructure safely adapts to changes. Consul-Terraform-Sync automates various networking tasks and workflows based on changes observed by Consul and managed through Terraform. The tasks can be triggered by different events like the scaling of service instances, change of service address or port number, updates to service tags, meta or health, etc. This leads to improved delivery times and greatly reduces the chances of misconfigurations.

Provision apps faster. Automate complex networking tasks. Separate concerns so operators can easily manage and optimize networking.
Achieving Networking Infrastructure Automation with HashiCorp Consul at Workday
Achieving Networking Infrastructure Automation with HashiCorp Consul at Workday
Customer case study

Achieving Networking Infrastructure Automation with HashiCorp Consul Terraform Sync

When talking about the “shift to cloud”, the focus tends to be on the applications. What is often overlooked is the underlying complexity and demand this puts on network teams looking for ways to improve their processes and efficiency in managing networks in the cloud. HashiCorp Consul is a service networking solution that aims to solve these challenges through a new tool called Consul-Terraform-Sync. CTS leverages Terraform and its robust provider ecosystem to achieve network infrastructure automation and reduce the need for manual processes.

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Network Infrastructure Automation (NIA)

In this whiteboard video, Armon Dadgar shows why it's crucial — in the cloud adoption era — to use infrastructure as code not only for automating and templatizing your system's required compute and database resources, but also its networking infrastructure, such as firewalls, load balancers, routers, etc.