HashiCorp and Palo Alto team up to help users adopt multicloud infrastructure with zero-trust security solutions


Businesses are moving to multicloud adoption, with 81% of HashiCorp Inc.’s “State of Cloud Strategy Survey 2022” respondents reporting using more than one cloud, with larger organizations more likely to use multicloud solutions.

Palo Alto Networks Inc. and HashiCorp Inc. recently released an updated cloud operating model, allowing users to use products across thousands of enterprises.

“Palo Alto is focused on multicloud, and so are we — we focus on cloud infrastructure automation and ensuring that customers are able to bring in agility, reliability, security and be able to deliver to their business,” said Asvin Ramesh (pictured), senior director for alliances at HashiCorp. “Palo Alto brings in great security components to that multicloud story.”

Ramesh spoke with theCUBE industry analysts Lisa Martin and Dave Vellante at Ignite ’22, during an exclusive broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio. They discussed why organizations are embracing multicloud solutions, why it’s working well for those using it, zero-trust security and more. (* Disclosure below.)

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HashiCorp sees its users progressing through three different stages, with the first stage being the initial phases of their cloud journey and when they begin to try out the cloud and test its capabilities, according to Ramesh. The second stage consists of HashiCorp helping its users through the process of adopting a multicloud solution and standardizing their operations.

“The third stage that we see is when they start embracing their private cloud or data center and have the same principles addressed across both public clouds and on-prem data center and Terraform scale for any infrastructure,” Ramesh added. “Once you start to put these practices in place, not just from a technology standpoint, but from a process and product standpoint, you’re easily able to scale with that central platform organization.”

Security is a big concern for those looking to adopt multicloud solutions, with C-suite executives understandably weary about increased potential points of failure. To ease these worries, HashiCorp implemented a zero-trust solution, using automated processes to authenticate everything that comes through.

“We partner both on the Prisma Cloud and the Cortex XSOAR side around our products of Vault and Consul. What Vault does is it allows you to control and store secrets,” Ramesh said. “A Prisma Cloud or a Cortex customer can be using secrets from Vault familiarly for that particular transaction or workflow itself. It’s based on identity and not based on just the secret.”

Here’s the complete video interview, part of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of Ignite ’22:

(* Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for Ignite ’22. Neither Palo Alto Networks Inc., the sponsor for theCUBE’s event coverage, nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)

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