Service networking challenges
To connect, secure, automate, and access services in any environment, we must answer these four questions: Where are my services? How do I ensure their communication? How do I automate networking tasks? How do I control access to my environments?
Consul creates a central registry that tracks services, updates, and health statuses in real-time.
Consul ensures that only authorised and trusted services can communicate with each other and encrypts their communication.
Consul automates key networking tasks to reduce the operator workload.
Consul controls access to services at the entry point and centralises traffic management.
Uses of Consul
Consul creates a central registry that records and tracks all your services, their updates and health, in real-time.
Service Access With Consul API Gateway
Consul API Gateway allows external network clients to access applications and services in a Consul service mesh.
Dynamic Load Balancing
Consul automates networking tasks and reduces ticket queues for manual updates.
Networking Tasks Automation
Accelerate application delivery. Simplify network automation. Enable operators to handle and improve networking with ease.
Use mTLS to verify service identities and secure communication with encryption.
Service Mesh for Multiple Environments
Run Consul service mesh on any platform and use it with various runtimes, such as Kubernetes, Nomad, and VMs.
See insights about the health of services and obtain performance metrics with Consul UI or export metrics to another tool.
L7 Traffic Management
Apply precise traffic rules to direct and divide traffic among services