HashiCorp is a company offering a host of different open source tools, all focused on helping developers and system administrators deliver and manage their applications. The company was founded by Mitchell Hashimoto (hence the name) and Armon Dadgar back in 2012. The two saw that the way data centers were being run was changing and that there was a need for a new generation of tools to help with development, delivery, and maintenance of applications.
Since that time the company has created a veritable feast of individual tools, including Vagrant, Packer, Serf, Consul, Terraform, Vault, Nomad and Otto. A couple of those names are new for today, so let’s take a look at what Nomad and Otto are all about.