Consul is a service networking tool that allows you to discover services and secure network traffic.
Secure and observe communication between your services without modifying their code.
Use traffic splitting to upgrade services with canary, rolling, and blue/green methods.
Automate load balancer configuration with Consul and HAProxy, Nginx, or F5.
The shift from static infrastructure to dynamic infrastructure changes the approach to networking from host-based to service-based. Connectivity moves from the use of static IPs to dynamic service discovery, and security moves from static firewalls to service identity.
Provision clusters on any infrastructure, connect to services over TLS via proxy integrations, and Serve TLS certificates with pluggable Certificate Authorities.
Consul Open Source addresses the technical complexity of connecting services across distributed infrastructure.
Consul Enterprise addresses the organizational complexity of large user bases and compliance requirements with collaboration and governance features.