DevOps leader HashiCorp today announced that Atlas, its version control platform for infrastructure, has exited Beta and is now publicly available. Developed by the company that aims to transform datacenter management, Atlas brings together a myriad of open source technologies from HashiCorp that collectively streamline and simplify the process of infrastructure management. Given the way in which contemporary infrastructure deployments almost invariably assume more complex morphologies and configurations as business needs change, Atlas gives customers an automated solution to the problem of documenting changes to physical and virtual servers, networking topologies, orchestration frameworks and other attributes of an infrastructure deployment. Constituent components of Atlas include open source tools Vagrant, Packer, Terraform, Serf, Consul and Vault that variously manage actions such as, but not limited to, managing development environments, creating infrastructure components, automating the provisioning of infrastructure and performing runtime orchestration.
Current Atlas users include Mozilla, which uses Atlas for its Socorro project and Cisco, which leverages Atlas for Shipped, its platform for bringing applications from development to production. Atlas and its various components empower customers to enhance the auditability of their infrastructure deployments as well as to more accurately perform rollbacks, debug infrastructure-related errors, perform root cause analyses and understand interdependencies between infrastructure components. Today’s release of Atlas from Beta testifies to enhanced industry interest in infrastructure management, spurred in no small part by the contemporary proliferation of increasingly heterogeneous and complex infrastructures featuring hybrid clouds and progressively complex networking topologies. Unique because of its focus on version control for infrastructure, Atlas stands poised to rapidly consolidate its early traction in the infrastructure management space and continue innovating in the space of technologies focused on datacenter management and operations.