Terraform and Splunk Part 1: Building a Splunk instance in AWS

As I work with global financial customers in my day job at HashiCorp, auditing and logging are topics that come up regularly. The vast majority of my customers would use Splunk as a log engine (Gartner-ly known as SIEM (Security Information and Event Management)) for a variety of use cases and HashiCorp partnered with Splunk […]

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First look into… HCP Packer

Last week, HashiCorp announced the public beta for HCP Packer, a managed service for Packer. Packer might not be as well-known as some of the other HashiCorp tools but it’s universally used to build golden images and templates and it quietly powers a lot of what happens in the public cloud: on Azure…. ….but also […]

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FortiManager Automation with Terraform

This is a short follow-up to the blog post I wrote about using Terraform with Fortigate. My customer wanted to leverage the Fortimanager and not the Fortigate directly to manage their Fortinet estate through Terraform (or rather, with Consul-Terraform-Sync). The provider for Fortimanager is actually pretty recent and was only released a few months ago. […]

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Fortinet Automation with Terraform

One of my customers was telling me how security rules changes on their firewalls are taking far too long to be implemented: not just days but multiple weeks – and obviously that’s slowing down projects. They saw a demo of Consul Terraform Sync (CTS) and really liked the concept. CTS was something new for me […]

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Consul-Terraform-Sync Part 4: Automating AWS tags management with the Consul Key Value Store

This is Part 4 of a whole series on Consul-Terraform-Sync, a pretty recent cool integration between Consul and Terraform. Part 1: Introduction Part 2: Building a Module Part 3: Enterprise Integration In this post, I will explore something that came out this week with v0.4 of CTS: an integration with the Consul Key/Value store. Consul […]

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