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.
Today at PulumiUP, we announced the public preview of our Google Cloud Native provider. Google Cloud usage amongst Pulumi users has grown rapidly in the past year and Google Cloud has been adding new features and updates almost every day. The new native provider gives Pulumi users the best support possible for Google Cloud in Pulumi.
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.
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!
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.
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.
The Pulumi Console helps teams of all sizes deliver and manage cloud apps and infrastructure. In the 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. They can see a full breakdown of the infrastructure as well, so they can understand how the team brings together individual cloud services to create their applications. When you bring your teams together on the Pulumi Console, you can provide a “single pane of glass” over all the infrastructure that you manage with Pulumi.
Most teams larger than a few people define their team members, and the groups they’re a part of, using an Identity Provider (IdP) like Okta, Microsoft’s Azure Active Directory, or Google Cloud Identity & Access Management. The Pulumi Console works seamlessly with these IdPs (and many more) by providing Single Sign-On with SAML and user and group synchronization via SCIM 2.0.
An unauthorized user gaining access to your infrastructure can be catastrophic: data can be stolen or leaked, security holes can be exploited, and more. That risk makes it critical to keep the infrastructure secrets—the passwords, access tokens, keys, and so on—well-protected. This is particularly true in automated systems, like continuous integration and delivery and infrastructure-as-code systems.