Armon Dadgar (@armon), HashiCorp CTO and co-founder, and Aaron Schlesinger (@arschles) walk us through the core concepts of Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and how it goes beyond what people typically think when they hear “Infrastructure.” They break down the what, when, how, and why IaC makes developers’ lives easier, whether you’re running a simple application or have a complex, multi-node system. You’ll learn how you can use HashiCorp Terraform to get up and running with IaC, going from nothing to a complete carbon copy of your production environment at the click of button (read: you focus on building, testing, and deploying, not spinning up test environments and hoping they’re close to what’s in production). 

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As the adoption of Kubernetes grows, secret management tools must integrate well with Kubernetes so that the sensitive data can be protected in the containerized world. On this episode, Yoko Hakuna demonstrates the HashiCorp Vault’s Kubernetes auth method for identifying the validity of containers requesting access to the secrets.

Working with Microsoft, HashiCorp launched Vault with a number of features to make secret management easier to automate in Azure cloud. Yoko Hyakuna from HashiCorp joins Donovan Brown to show how Azure Key Vault can auto-unseal the HashiCorp Vault server, and then how HashiCorp Vault can dynamically generate Azure credentials for apps using its Azure secrets engine feature.

Armon Dadgar (@armon), HashiCorp CTO and co-founder joins Aaron Schlesinger (@arschles) to school him on all things service meshes. You’ll understand what a service mesh actually does, when and why it makes sense to use them, the role of observability, and the differences between data planes and control planes (and what’s relevant to app developers).

 Armon makes concepts real with specific examples and analogies, Aaron sees how to easily apply it to his favorite project (Kubernetes, of course) and they sign off with their favorite resources, so you can apply to your apps.