Vault Consulting

MeteorOps provides Vault Consulting services to help you adopt best-practices, stabilize, scale-up, and secure your operation.

What is Vault?

Vault by Hashicorp is a tool for securely storing and accessing sensitive information, such as secrets and keys. It provides a secure and centralized way to manage secrets, such as passwords, API keys, and certificates, allowing users to access and use them in a controlled and auditable way. Vault also provides advanced features for encrypting and protecting secrets, including encryption at rest, dynamic secrets, and secure introduction.

Secrets management is the practice of securely storing, managing, and using sensitive information, such as passwords, API keys, and certificates. This is important because sensitive information is often required for accessing critical systems and services, and if it is not properly protected, it can be vulnerable to being stolen or misused.

Why use Secrets Management?

There are several reasons why secrets management is crucial:

  • Secrets management provides secure and auditable storage for sensitive information, reducing risk of misuse and unauthorized access
  • Secrets management helps with compliance regulations
  • It makes it convenient for users to access sensitive information
  • It is scalable and flexible to accommodate growing organizations

Why use Vault?

  • Security: Vault provides a number of advanced security features, such as encryption at rest and dynamic secrets, to help protect sensitive information. It also provides secure introduction capabilities, allowing users to securely access and use secrets without exposing them in plaintext.
  • Scalability: Vault is designed to be highly scalable, allowing organizations to store and manage large amounts of sensitive information. It also supports multiple backends, such as storage systems and databases, allowing organizations to choose the solution that best fits their needs.
  • Ease of use: Vault has a user-friendly interface and a simple API, making it easy for users to securely store and access sensitive information. It also integrates with a variety of tools and systems, allowing organizations to easily incorporate secrets management into their existing workflow.
  • Integration: Vault integrates with a number of other Hashicorp tools, such as Consul and Terraform, allowing organizations to easily manage and secure their infrastructure. It also integrates with a variety of third-party tools and services, making it easy to incorporate into an organization's existing systems.

Why get our help with Vault?

Our experience with Vault have helped us build up knowledge and tools to help our clients.

Some of the things we did:

  • Zero-Downtime migration between Vault clusters
  • Upgraded Vault clusters
  • Implemented routine backups of Vault clusters
  • Refactored and decoupled mounts, groups and policies from each other to improve the development life-cycle
  • Deployed and managed Vault on Kubernetes
  • Collected metrics, application logs, and audit logs from Vault
  • Migrated between Vault backends - Zookeeper to Raft
  • Utilized secrets from Vault in Infrastructure-as-Code tools such as Vault and Pulumi

Having worked with Vault for years, using it to help our clients improve the operations' security, have helped us accumulate knowledge and build resources that are helpful for all of our clients.

How can we help you with Vault?

We can help you do anything related to implementing and managing Vault:

  • Deploy Vault on Kubernetes
  • Deploy Vault on VMs using Configuration Management tools
  • Start collecting metrics and building dashboards to monitor the usage and performance of your Vault cluster
  • Start collecting application & audit logs to improve the security and monitor your Vault cluster
  • Upgrade your existing Vault cluster
  • Migrate between Vault clusters
  • Migrate between Vault backends
  • Plan and perform zero-downtime migrations and upgrade on your Vault clusters
  • Improve the overall architecture and usage of Vault using the Vault Agent
  • Implement dynamic permissions models to prevent duplication of secrets

What is included in our Vault Consulting Services?

A Vault Expert consulting you
A custom Vault solution suitable to your company
Production Grade Vault Checklists
A Vault Expert doing hands-on work with you
Perspective on how other companies use Vault
Complimentray Architect's input on Vault design and implementation decisions

Get help from one of our Vault experts

Vault Consulting is part of our DevOps Consulting Services here at MeteorOps