HashiCorp CEO Dave McJannet on Terraforming the Enterprise Infrastructure
HashiCorp’s new-ish CEO Dave McJannet (he started in August) has had a long history of tech leadership: He came from GitHub, and before that he held executive positions at Hortonworks and at VMware’s SpringSource, building up that business that went on to become a core building block of Pivotal. Since we last touched base with HashiCorp, the company has been busy beefing up its portfolio of Global 2000 companies, including Home Depot, Target and Verizon.
On today’s episode of The New Stack Makers, TNS editorial manager Joab Jackson spoke with McJannet to learn how HashiCorp has set its sights on unifying its products to better aid today’s large organizations in making the shift to cloud-based architectures.
Terraform is HashiCorp’s flagship product: It is used to provision infrastructure and application resources across public cloud, private cloud, and external services. “The challenge of the fortune 5000 is one of heterogeneity. It’s not a question of, ‘Am I going to go cloud?’ yes, they’re all going to go cloud. Terraform would be an example of a tool people would use to provide infrastructure regardless of environment. That’s a very common usage pattern in Terraform,” said McJannet.
“We’ve been working in this domain for a long time, in the world of enterprise infrastructure. This is crucial to people’s businesses. This isn’t an app, this is in fact part of their infrastructure,” McJannet said about Terraform.