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Joe Duffy

Joe Duffy

Co-Founder and CEO

The Past, Present, and Future of Cloud Engineering

The Past, Present, and Future of Cloud Engineering

All software is cloud software. All modern applications interact with the cloud in some way, whether it’s using cloud for storage, compute capabilities, or with rich cloud services for data, AI/ML, and so much more, to deliver amazing new experiences. As a result, all developers today are cloud developers, and infrastructure teams are key to enabling innovation across the entire organization. I had a great time telling this story at the Cloud Engineering Summit today and wanted to take a moment to put pen to paper.

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Announcing Pulumi 2.0, Now with Superpowers

Announcing Pulumi 2.0, Now with Superpowers

Today we are excited to announce Pulumi 2.0, the next major stage in our journey as an open source project, company, and community. This release expands on our original vision of using your favorite languages and tools to do all things infrastructure as code, now with new cloud engineering superpowers that will help you and your team adopt modern cloud architectures.

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Automatically Enforcing AWS Resource Tagging Policies

Automatically Enforcing AWS Resource Tagging Policies

AWS publishes best practices for how to tag your resources for cost tracking, automation, and organization. But how do you enforce that you’re doing it correctly across all of your projects? And is it really necessary to manually track down all those places where you missed a tag and manually patch things up? In this article, we’ll see how to use Policy as Code to enforce your team’s tagging strategies in addition to some powerful Infrastructure as Code techniques to automate applying your tags in a consistent way across all of your projects and resources.

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Pulumi’s Coronavirus Plan

Together, we’re facing an unprecedented situation with the COVID-19 pandemic. In this note, I’d like to tell you about the steps we’ve taken to ensure the health of our employees, community, and to ensure business continuity throughout.

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An Update on our Roadmap

An Update on our Roadmap

2020 is off to a big start for us! The .NET and Go SDKs are now more idiomatic and easier to use, Policy as Code is ready for prime-time, and many other useful features and foundational improvements have been released. I’d like to take a moment to highlight these improvements and ask for feedback — we want to make sure these new features work great for you!

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2019 Year at a Glance

2019 Year at a Glance

As we celebrate another incredible year in the books here at Pulumi, I wanted to share some reflections about our most exciting milestones over the past twelve months. The best part has been connecting with more customers worldwide, as we saw more than a 15x growth in our customer base, surely a sign of big things to come in 2020. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing community; thank you deeply for your continued support and passion around Pulumi’s bold mission to empower every engineer to program the cloud — you make it all worthwhile.

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AWS EKS - How to Scale Your Cluster

AWS EKS - How to Scale Your Cluster

AWS Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) provides a range of performance and control for dynamically scaling your Kubernetes clusters, including Managed Node Groups, Fargate, and Manually-Managed Node Groups in EC2. In this post, we’ll see how to use each of these compute options, and when to prefer one over the other in order to maximize productivity, flexibility, and control, based on your needs.

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Running AWS IAM Access Analyzer at Deployment Time

Running AWS IAM Access Analyzer at Deployment Time

Yesterday AWS announced an exciting new feature — the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) Access Analyzer — a service powered by automated reasoning that detects potentially-insecure access to your AWS resources, including S3 Buckets, SQS Queues, Lambdas, and more. At the same time, Pulumi announced a new policy as code solution, CrossGuard, that validates policies at deployment time. The question is: Can IAM Access Analyzer and Pulumi CrossGuard be combined to get the best of both solutions?

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Pulumi 2.0 Roadmap

Pulumi 2.0 Roadmap

Today we’ve published Pulumi’s 2.0 roadmap. 2.0 is the next major phase in Pulumi’s journey, and will include better productivity through languages, libraries, and tools, in addition to advanced features for teams in production. And, though we are excited to share our own thoughts, more than anything else, we’d love to hear your feedback to help make sure it’s right. Since releasing Pulumi 1.0 in September, we have heard loud and clear that you appreciate the commitment to compatibility, as well as the completeness and stability of the platform, and we have been hard at work making sure we honor those promises.

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A Year of Helping Build Production-Ready Kubernetes

A Year of Helping Build Production-Ready Kubernetes

Today we announced Pulumi Crosswalk for Kubernetes, a collection of open source tools, libraries, and playbooks to help developers and operators work together to bring Kubernetes into their organizations. They capture the lessons we learned this past year working with organizations to go from zero to Kubernetes in production for their infrastructure and application workloads. By releasing these as open source, we hope to help everybody be more successful with their Kubernetes projects — as we have learned through experience, it isn’t easy going!

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