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Consul, by HashiCorp


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What is Consul?

HashiCorp Consul is a platform to discover, automate and secure service networking across any cloud or runtime. It enables users to discover, Register and Resolve services for application workloads across any cloud. Automatically add and remove services based on health checking.

Consul also provides network infrastructure automation, to reduce the time to deploy applications and eliminate manual processes by automating complex networking tasks. It enables operators to deploy, manage and optimize network infrastructure.

A multi-platform service mesh, it creates a consistent platform for modern application networking and security with identity based authorization, L7 traffic management, and service-to-service encryption.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Consul?

HashiCorp Consul is a tool for discovering and configuring services in the IT infrastructure. It provides service discovery, health checking, key/value stores and support for multiple data centers out of the box.

How much does Consul cost?

Consul starts at $0.027.

What is Consul's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 8.8.

Who uses Consul?

The most common users of Consul are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Computer Software industry.

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Borislav Traykov | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Consul can provide a light-weight, lightning-fast and robust solution for the following:
  • Network mesh
  • Service DNS
  • Global key-value store (values can be complex objects as well)
  • Utility for blue-green deployments
  • Service health checking
Consul can be used in any or a combination of these scenarios. Regardless if you are a network administrator or a regular software engineer, Consul can add value to your work.
Erlon Sousa Pinheiro | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Consul looks to me like an amazing solution to store configuration data. In huge cloud environments like what we are using nowadays, it is quite important to have a reliable source of parameters to our distributed applications, easily scalable and also, easy to change parameters spreading them efficiently over our entire environment.
Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Consul is well suited for both SMB as well as enterprise environments. I have found it to be a robust scalable tool to help make our company more efficient. Consul excels in a single database or a multi-database environment which makes searches easier. Small businesses might find this a bit overkill as a product but it can still benefit them.
Claudio Fernando Maciel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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I've been using Consul as my only service discovery tool for my Swarm of Nodes, deployed with Docker. Also, as a side effect, it provides me a great health checking tool for my node services. I didn't need to to much configuration, pretty much the stock Consul docker image ran almost out of the box, without much hassle, which in this aspect, is a basic characteristics of Consul.