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HashiCorp vs. GitLab

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Summary

HashiCorp is a software company with a Freemium business model based in San Francisco, California. HashiCorp provides open-source tools and commercial products that enable developers, operators and security professionals to provision, secure, run and connect cloud-computing infrastructure. HashiCorp's core capabilities include:

  • Infrastructure Automation (Terraform) - Use infrastructure as code to consistently provision any cloud, infrastructure, and service
  • Security Automation (Vault) - Secure, store and tightly control access to tokens, passwords, certificates, encryption keys for protecting secrets and other sensitive data using a UI, CLI, or HTTP API
  • Networking Automation (Consul) - A multi-cloud service networking platform to connect and secure services across any runtime platform and public or private cloud
  • Application Automation (Nomad) - An easy-to-use, flexible, and performant workload orchestrator that enables organizations to deploy applications on any infrastructure at scale

GitLab is a complete DevOps platform, delivered as a single application that includes not only configuration management, but also capabilities for project management, source code management, CI/CD, and monitoring. GitLab is designed for Kubernetes and cloud native applications.

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Cloud Native

GitLab and its CI/CD is Cloud Native, purpose built for the cloud model. GitLab can be easily deployed on Kubernetes and used to deploy your application to Kubernetes with support out of the box.

Kubernetes integration

Configuration Modeling

CM modeling is the concept to consolidate the interactions between IT service assets, configuration items and infrastructure. Shows the interaction and relationship of services, infrastructure, and assets with each other, it will ease to find the root cause of an incident and problem.

Configuration Automation

Configure Management automation is used to make the server reach a desirable state, previously defined by provisioning scripts using a tool’s specific language and features ensuring that every system you’re responsible for is configured accurately and consistently.

Configure Monitoring

CM monitoring includes the process of recording and reporting configuration item descriptions (e.g., hardware, software, firmware, etc.) and all departures from the baseline during design and production. In the event of discovered problems, the verification of baseline configuration and approved modifications can be quickly determined.

Configure Governance

CM governance is a review that assesses compliance with established performance requirements, commercial and appropriate government standards, and functional, allocated, and product baselines. Configuration governance confirm that the system and subsystem configuration documentation complies with the functional and physical performance characteristics before acceptance into an architectural baseline.

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