Use case

Load balancing with Consul

Consul can help bypass manual processes by automating load balancer updates to reflect the latest changes to your services.


Managing load balancers

In a modern environment where multiple replicas of a service exist, load balancers play an important role in ensuring the equal distribution of traffic to backend services. However, as services scale or change over time, load balancers require updates that are typically performed via manual processes which can affect the delivery time of a solution.


Automate load balancers

Consul helps load balancers automatically adapt to changes in services. Consul has a built-in load balancing feature that allows services to communicate directly with one another. Consul also integrates with many popular load balancers such as NGINX, HAProxy, and F5 to automatically provide service updates, eliminating the need for manual processes.

Automate manual networking tasks and reduce ticket queues as a bonus.
Achieving Networking Infrastructure Automation with HashiCorp Consul at Workday
Achieving Networking Infrastructure Automation with HashiCorp Consul at Workday
Customer case study

Workday's multi-cloud network fabric with Consul and Vault

​​Learn how Workday built a global service mesh of multiple customer datacenters using HashiCorp Consul and Vault.

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Introduction to HashiCorp Consul

HashiCorp Co-Founder and CTO Armon Dadgar gives a whiteboard overview of HashiCorp Consul, a service networking solution to connect, configure, and secure services in dynamic infrastructure.