Service Discovery with Consul

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Fresh off of HashiConf 2019, Slalom will be hosting our September 2019 HashiCorp User Group Meetup in Aon Center!

Vinnie Ramirez will be presenting on improving system reliability with Service Discovery and Geo-Failover using Consul. Additionally, we will discuss the big announcements from HashiConf in Seattle (HashiConf occurs the week before this meetup).

Agenda -
6:00 PM Arrival and Networking
6:30 PM Speakers
Welcome: Slalom Consulting
HashiConf Update: Alex Harness
Consul Service Discovery: Vinnie Ramirez
8:00 PM End

As more IT departments begin to harness cloud computing and build distributed systems for greater agility and scalability, operators are faced with more challenging situations. A modern network operations solution such as HashiCorp Consul can simplify the implementation of common reliability patterns, including service discovery, routing, service mesh, and more.

Consul also supports multiple datacenters out of the box. In a single datacenter, automatic failover for application services is relatively simple: Consul simply omits those instances from DNS lookups and tells administrators which services are down.

In a multi-datacenter scenario, there may be a complete outage of all instances of a service at one datacenter. Building a system that fails over to another datacenter's services can be time-consuming because that logic might have to be written into each application.

Consul avoids that task by providing a prepared query API. Using a prepared query, you can write and register a complex service query in advance of when it will be needed. With a prepared query, you can write and register a complex service query in advance of when it will be needed. This allows administrators to define centralized failover policies for multiple datacenters before incidents occur.

We look forward to seeing you!

More information:
How to get started with Consul: https://learn.hashicorp.com/consul
Crawl, Walk, Run of Consul: https://www.hashicorp.com/resources/what-is-crawl-walk-run-journey-adopting-consul
HashiCorp User Groups: www.meetup.com/pro/hugs