HashiCorp’s newly introduced Atlas provides visibility into infrastructure, including servers, containers, and virtual machines, in addition to configuration management and service discovery. Building on the company’s popular open source projects Vagrant, Packer, Serf, Consul, and Terraform, the proprietary closed-source Atlas enables devops across a variety of cloud services, including AWS, Google Compute Engine, Azure, and OpenStack, and provides a dashboard for developing, deploying, and maintaining applications.
Justin Franks, lead operations engineer at Lithium Technologies, is a current Vagrant user who is considering Atlas for the company’s customer engagement platform. Franks, who says Lithium Technologies had input into Atlas, is looking at Atlas for continuous integration and deployment. “There are a lot of tools out there like Jenkins and Travis and Bamboo,” Franks says. “The last mile, the deployment part, they really don’t handle that.”
On-premises installations of Atlas are expected early this year.