A Foolish Consistency: Consul at Fly.io
News, tips, and tricks from the team at Fly.
This was a great technical read that goes into a lot of distributed systems stuff.
“We mostly like Consul and would use it again in new designs. It’s easy to stand up. It’s incredibly useful to deploy infrastructure configurations. For example: we write blog posts like this and people invariably comment about how cool it is that we have a WireGuard mesh network between all of our machines. But, not to diminish Steve’s work on flywire, that system falls straight out of us using Consul. It’s great!
But we probably wouldn’t use Consul as the backing store for a global app platform again, in part because a global app platform might not even want a single globally consistent backing store. Our trajectory is away from it.”Posted on 2022-11-21T05:29:34+0000