This blog post summarizes a presentation by Matt Stephenson at PulumiUP 2023. Matt Stephenson is Senior Principal Software Engineer for Starburst Data and a Puluminary member. He’s deeply involved in the Infrastructure as Code (IaC) space, having contributed to Ansible, been a core contributor to Apache jclouds, and has written many Terraform plugins. He leads infrastructure architecture at Starburst and originally introduced Pulumi to the company. Starburst provides a data lake analytics platform that’s powered by Trino - an open-source distributed SQL query engine designed for running fast analytic queries across large datasets in multiple data sources.
This blog post summarizes a presentation by Dennis Sauvé at PulumiUP 2023. Washington Trust Bank, the largest independently-owned full-service commercial bank in the Northwest, has served personal, private, commercial and wealth management clients throughout the region since 1902. It has assets exceeding $11 billion and currently has 42 branches and offices in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. As an FDIC-governed financial institution, it is imperative for the bank to maintain secure, reliable, and compliant cloud resources to protect clients’ personal data.
PulumiUP is our virtual user conference for the Pulumi community and anyone interested in Infrastructure as Code. Every year, we strive to build a program packed with technical talks, demos, and best practices with the goal of leaving you with new learnings and inspiration that will help you become a better cloud engineer. You’ll hear from industry leaders and experts about IaC, software engineering, DevOps, Platform engineering, and AI. We hope you’ll join us virtually and take this opportunity to grow your knowledge and become infrastructure as code stars.
At PulumiUP 2022, Tomas Jansson, software architect at Elkjøp Nordic, gave a presentation on how to enable developers to self-service infrastructure by using Pulumi’s Automation API. Elkjøp Nordic is the leading consumer electronics retailer in the Nordics. The company sells consumer electronics, mobile phones, computers, white goods, domestic appliances, and services linked to these products both directly to consumers and to businesses. It is an omnichannel retailer and serves customers both online and through more than 400 stores.
What do assembly languages and the cloud have in common? Are abstractions the future of cloud computing? What does “infrastructure” really mean? And why do these questions matter to the platform engineers, infrastructure engineers, and developers who are building modern cloud applications today? Joe Duffy (Founder & CEO, Pulumi) and James Governor (Co-founder, RedMonk) recently answered these questions and more in a conversation about developer-first infrastructure. Developer-first infrastructure means empowering developers to build and deploy modern cloud applications and infrastructure through the use of software engineering practices that tame modern cloud complexity.
Calling all cloud engineers! Today we announce the second annual PulumiUP virtual conference taking place on May 4, 2022. We will also host the inaugural Pulumi Community Summit on May 5 to virtually assemble the world’s cloud, infrastructure, and Pulumi practitioners of all experience levels (hint: that’s you—all are welcome)! Register for both events here.
The story of how the cloud fuels startup innovation seems never ending. In the beginning, AWS birthed cloud computing with its first service, SQS, in 2004 and quickly released several additional services (like S3, EC2, and SimpleDB). From this innovation, startups flourished because they were able to build, experiment, and grow faster than before at much lower cost. Airbnb, Netflix, Zynga, and many more were born, and the rest is history.
One of the most fulfilling aspects of working at Pulumi is learning how customers and the community practice cloud engineering in their teams. It’s exciting to see how they use cloud engineering and Pulumi to implement best practices that enable leveraging the cloud to accelerate innovation and enable better business outcomes.