As AWS Lambda has matured as a serverless platform, there are two key ways the service has evolved: New capabilities that extend the platform to support new use cases like Lambda Container support, Lambda URLs and attribute-based access control support. Performance enhancements that enable Lambda functions to be more responsive and cost-effective such as Tiered compilation, and Graviton2 support are just a few examples of the investments AWS made in this space.
Self-service infrastructure is the holy grail of DevOps. When platform engineering teams can empower application teams to provision their own infrastructure without needing to understand the details of configuring networking, storage, and compute resources, IT organizations can drastically increase their ability to deliver on organizational goals. The first step in this process is to codify infrastructure best practices using platforms like Pulumi and the next step is to make these best practices available in a workflow that fits into the application team’s software development tools and process.
Event-driven, serverless functions have become a defining feature of many modern cloud architectures. With recent capabilities such as AWS Lambda URLs and AWS Lambda Containers, AWS has made it clear that Lambda Functions are a platform that teams can use to deliver increasingly sophisticated services without worrying about managing underlying compute resources. Today, AWS announced another advancement for their Lambda Functions platform: Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC). At its core, ABAC support brings more granular permissions that are automatically applied based on IAM role tags, Lambda tags, or both.
At Pulumi, we’re incredibly fortunate to have over 70 integration partners in our ecosystem – helping shared end-users to build, deploy and manage practically any cloud service they can imagine. Our most popular content often includes workshops that show end-users how to use these powerful integrations. This year for PulumiUP, we’re excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with a number of partners to deliver a workshop track that provides hands-on labs and demonstrations for a variety of platforms and scenarios.
With the launch of Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) in 2017, it is now easier than ever to build, secure, operate and maintain Kubernetes clusters in the cloud. Notably, EKS removed the need to manage and configure underlying compute resources and scaling for clusters. Further, EKS Anywhere brings many benefits to hybrid and on-premises deployments.
These developments have proved to be a huge leap forward in productivity for teams that manage cloud infrastructure, enabling them to focus their efforts on deploying applications to meet the needs of customers and stakeholders.
Managing containers and Kubernetes clusters are consistently popular topic areas on the Pulumi blog and in our docs. Our customers regularly cite that Pulumi simplifies container management scenarios, making it the primary reason for choosing Pulumi to define, deploy and manage all of their cloud resources. This includes teams that are just starting their cloud journey and spinning up their first project, as well as teams that want to modernize their apps and services with cloud-native architectures or even scale from one to many clouds.
When we launched the first-ever Cloud Engineering Summit last year, we were humbled by the generosity and support from partners and sponsors across the industry who helped to make the summit a success. For this year’s event, we’re equally thrilled to have an amazing group of sponsors participating in the summit and it’s worth a quick ‘guided tour’ of the teams that are helping us to pull off this amazing event.
GitHub Actions help automate tasks within your software development life cycle. At Pulumi, we use GitHub Actions internally as part of every build/release cycle, and we run these tasks many, many times per day. This helps us to automate our CI/CD process and eliminate manual steps. Pulumi and many of our customers also deliver infrastructure resources as part of a CI/CD process: delivering infrastructure and applications in a single, integrated pipeline.