This is a repackaged open-source software product with additional charges applied for support and maintenance.
Consul is a versatile networking tool offering a comprehensive service mesh solution designed to address the networking and security challenges associated with operating microservices and cloud infrastructure, including multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments. Consul utilizes service identities and traditional networking practices to facilitate secure application connections in any environment.
Key features include:
Service Discovery: Clients can register a service, such as api or mysql, and other clients can use Consul to discover providers of a given service.
Health Checking: Consul clients can configure any number of health checks, either associated with a particular service or the local node.
KV Store: Applications can utilize Consul’s hierarchical key/value store for various purposes, including dynamic configuration, feature flagging, coordination, leader election, and more.
Secure Service Communication: Consul can generate and distribute TLS certificates for services to establish mutual TLS connections.
Multi Datacenter: Consul supports multiple datacenters out of the box.”