Organizing AWS Accounts With Pulumi

Praneet Loke Praneet Loke βˆ™
Organizing AWS Accounts With Pulumi

In an enterprise organization, an IT self-service “vending machine” allows employees to quickly and easily request and receive access to pre-approved cloud resources. Behind the scenes, Pulumi programs may orchestrate any of the requisite resources. We will look at an example of using Pulumi to create an AWS child account, within an AWS Organization.

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Automating Pulumi Import with Manually Created Resources

Josh Kodroff Josh Kodroff βˆ™
Automating Pulumi Import with Manually Created Resources

A few weeks ago, I was speaking with a consultant at one of the big firms who asked me how he could introduce Pulumi into a client’s organization when that client had created many infrastructure resources manually through the AWS console and was running production workloads on those resources. Introducing modern cloud infrastructure tooling and automation is relatively simple (or at least more straightforward) when organizations decide to adopt IaC from the start of their cloud journey, but what about organizations who have gone far enough down the route of manually created cloud infrastructure to see the perils of that approach?

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Achieving Amazing Performance in the Pulumi CLI

Robbie McKinstry Robbie McKinstry βˆ™
Achieving Amazing Performance in the Pulumi CLI

This is the first post in a series about performance optimizations we’ve made to the Pulumi CLI. Over the last six months at Pulumi, the Platform Team has been working on a project we call “Amazing Performance.” Amazing Performance is a new initiative to improve the throughput and latency of the Pulumi CLI not only for power users but for everyone. By the end of June 2022, we assembled a list of issues containing both high-value improvements requiring a sizable investment and low-hanging fruit for quick wins. The full list, including the items we have yet to tackle, is contained in a tracking issue on GitHub. This blog series will cover the highlights.

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The Easier Way to Create Pulumi Providers in Go

Kyle Dixler Kyle Dixler βˆ™
The Easier Way to Create Pulumi Providers in Go

We are excited to announce that we’ve updated the Pulumi Provider Boilerplate to make custom provider implementation easier!

This major update brings a wealth of usability improvements to the Pulumi Provider Boilerplate by incorporating our brand new Pulumi Go Provider SDK.

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Building an ETL pipeline with Amazon Redshift and AWS Glue

Christian Nunciato Christian Nunciato βˆ™
Building an ETL pipeline with Amazon Redshift and AWS Glue

In our last episode, Deploying a Data Warehouse with Pulumi and Amazon Redshift, we covered using Pulumi to load unstructured data from Amazon S3 into an Amazon Redshift cluster. That went well, but you may recall that at the end of that post, we were left with a few unanswered questions: How do we avoid importing and processing the same data twice? How can we transform the data during the ingestion process?

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How to Create and Share a Pulumi Template

Christian Nunciato Christian Nunciato βˆ™
How to Create and Share a Pulumi Template

Last month, we released our first set of architecture templates — configurable Pulumi projects designed to make it easy to bootstrap new stacks for common cloud architectures like static websites, containers, virtual machines, and Kubernetes clusters. Architecture templates are a great way to get a new project up and running quickly, and they’ve already grown quite popular with our users, several of whom have asked if whether it’s possible to create templates of their own.

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Transferring Stacks in the Pulumi Service Just Got Easier

Meagan Cojocar Meagan Cojocar βˆ™
Transferring Stacks in the Pulumi Service Just Got Easier

Exactly 3 years ago we added support in the Pulumi Service to transfer stacks from an Individual account to a Pulumi organization and between Pulumi organizations. We heard from customers that they love this feature but found it both hard to discover and tedious when moving a large workload from one organization to another and from Individual accounts to organizations. We are excited to announce bulk stack transfer to address this feedback and a new organization set up wizard to improve discovery of the feature.

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Using Kubernetes Arch Templates with Poetry and Python

Laura Santamaria Laura Santamaria βˆ™
Using Kubernetes Arch Templates with Poetry and Python

When building with Kubernetes for the first time, we often need to stand up a lot of infrastructure just to get to the point of having a base to build an application. Let’s explore how we can wire together two of our architecture templates to generate a base for a web application running on Kubernetes on Google Cloud with Python and Poetry.

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