Kenshoo Migrates to AWS with Pulumi

Danny Zalkind Danny Zalkind
Kenshoo Migrates to AWS with Pulumi

Danny Zalkind is the DevOps group manager for Kenshoo, an award-winning intelligent marketing platform. He brings his 15 years of exprience of managing tech teams to his current role where he’s dedicated to allow Kenshoo R&D to efficiently produce and serve software. You can find him on Linkedin.

Kenshoo is an independent, global marketing platform for strategy, measurement, and best-of-breed activation across all of the world’s most influential digital channels. Kenshoo’s solution provides data-driven insights and optimization technology to help companies make informed decisions and scale performance across critical publishers.

Kenshoo possesses a highly technical engineering organization with over 350 software engineers, data experts, and DevOps engineers.

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Cloud Engineering: The Future Is Now

Sophia Parafina Sophia Parafina
Cloud Engineering: The Future Is Now

Thank you for joining the PulumiUP event. We had a stellar set of speakers and panelists discussing the future of DevOps and how Cloud Engineering is providing the tools and processes that enable faster delivery, the right mix of architecture, and foster collaboration among teams in an organization. Here are some of the highlights and takeaways from our speakers.

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Announcing Pulumi 3.0

Luke Hoban Luke Hoban
Announcing Pulumi 3.0

Today we’re excited to announce the availability of Pulumi 3.0, the next major version of the Pulumi open source project, and the foundation for Pulumi’s Cloud Engineering Platform.

Pulumi offers the most complete infrastructure as code platform for building, deploying and managing modern cloud infrastructure and applications. Pulumi enables cloud engineers to use familiar languages to describe their cloud infrastructure - bringing core software engineering tools and practices to bear on managing and getting the maximum value from their cloud platforms of choice - across dozens of cloud and SaaS providers.

Pulumi 3.0 includes dozens of significant new features and hundreds of improvements that build on this foundation. This release includes more than 200 contributions from over 150 members of the Pulumi community, and builds on feedback from working with thousands of Pulumi users and customers over the last year.

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Model and program the cloud with Pulumi native providers

Alex Mullans Alex Mullans
Model and program the cloud with Pulumi native providers

Pulumi native providers are a new type of Pulumi Package that give you the most complete and consistent interface for the modern cloud. Pulumi native providers bring the full power of the top cloud providers to the Pulumi Cloud Engineering Platform, faster and with more complete coverage than any other infrastructure as code offering. Today at PulumiUP, we announced native providers for Microsoft Azure (GA), Google Cloud (public preview), and AWS (later this year). Along with an existing native provider for Kubernetes, these providers enable you to build, deploy, and manage cloud infrastructure and applications for the most common cloud vendors and technologies. This best-in-class support for the major clouds joins our library of more than 50 cloud providers and delivers on our promise of cloud engineering for any cloud, any architecture, and any language.

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Introducing Pulumi Packages and multi-language Components

Alex Mullans Alex Mullans
Introducing Pulumi Packages and multi-language Components

Pulumi Packages are the core technology that enables cloud infrastructure resource provisioning to be defined once, in your language of choice, and made available to users in all Pulumi languages. If you’ve used a Pulumi cloud provider, including one of our new Pulumi native providers, you’ve used a Pulumi Package. But until today, Pulumi Packages only worked with Pulumi Resources: direct, low-level representations of individual cloud services like object storage. Many of us, however, enjoy creating Pulumi Components, which combine low-level resources into higher-level, more opinionated building blocks like the production-grade Kubernetes cluster component in Pulumi EKS.

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Build your perfect interface for the cloud: Automation API

Alex Mullans Alex Mullans
Build your perfect interface for the cloud: Automation API

Pulumi Automation API exposes the full power of infrastructure as code through a programmatic interface, instead of through CLI commands. With Automation API, you can create software that has the capability to provision and configure infrastructure: create, update, configure, and destroy infrastructure dynamically. You can create new classes of Software-as-a-Service that provision unique infrastructure for every customer. You can build the perfect cloud interface for your organization, combining all of your infrastructure knowledge and best practices into a purpose-built tool, whether it’s a SaaS offering, an internal web app, a purpose-built CLI tool, a CI/CD integration, or something else entirely.

We announced the general availability of Automation API today at PulumiUP and we’re excited to see what you create with it!

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Unify app and infra delivery with Pulumi's CI/CD Assistant

Alex Mullans Alex Mullans
Unify app and infra delivery with Pulumi's CI/CD Assistant

Pulumi’s CI/CD Assistant helps you bring your infrastructure under version control and create a continuous integration and delivery pipeline that deploys changes to your cloud applications and infrastructure whenever you make a change in source control. Using CI/CD secures your production delivery while ensuring that every deployment is expressed in a committed Pulumi program and quickly reflected in your deployed infrastructure. With the CI/CD Assistant, it’s easier than ever before to set up version control and a CI/CD pipeline for your favorite CI/CD system, even if you’re new to CI/CD workflows.

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Easily bring your team to Pulumi with SAML SSO and SCIM

Alex Mullans Alex Mullans
Easily bring your team to Pulumi with SAML SSO and SCIM

Pulumi’s Cloud Engineering Platform helps teams of all sizes deliver and manage cloud apps and infrastructure. In the Pulumi console, everyone on the team can see the infrastructure the team is responsible for, when it was last deployed, how it’s configured, and more. You can see a full breakdown of the infrastructure and understand how the team brings together individual cloud services to create applications. When you bring your teams together on Pulumi, you get a “single pane of glass” over all the cloud applications and infrastructure managed with Pulumi.

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PulumiUP: the Event for Cloud Engineers

Wendy Smith Wendy Smith
PulumiUP: the Event for Cloud Engineers

My professional background has included nearly ten years of managing field events and user conferences. I never thought I would say this, but I miss traveling. I even missed Vegas and AWS re:Invent this year. I miss connecting with customers and advocates in our communities. I wish we could all be looking forward to getting together in person in Seattle or Austin or insert any city here. As the year continued, it became clear we were not going back to in-person events anytime soon, and everyone in the industry pivoted to virtual programs while video conferencing became an all-day activity.

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