Matty Stratton

Matty Stratton

Staff Developer Advocate

Introducing the Puluminaries

Introducing the Puluminaries

Pulumi is more than a way to build, deploy, and manage your infrastructure and cloud applications. Pulumi is also a strong and vibrant community. We are very excited to announce and showcase our new program of community champions, the Puluminaries!

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PulumiUP Workshop Series

PulumiUP Workshop Series

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.

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Organizational Patterns - A Developer Portal

Organizational Patterns - A Developer Portal

Using Pulumi is more than just writing code and components. In addition to common software development practices, there are also a number of success patterns related to how your company or team builds and deploys Pulumi programs to successfully build, deploy, and manage your infrastructure and applications. In this continuation of a series, I will explore one of these patterns - using the Pulumi Automation API to create a developer portal.

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Organizational Patterns - An Automation Team

Organizational Patterns - An Automation Team

Using Pulumi is more than just writing code and components. In addition to common software development practices, there are also a number of success patterns related to how your company or team builds and deploys Pulumi programs to successfully build, deploy, and manage your infrastructure and applications. In this continuation of a series, I will explore one of these patterns - a specialized automation team.

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Organizational Patterns - A Single Infra Repo

Organizational Patterns - A Single Infra Repo

Using Pulumi is more than just writing code and components. In addition to common software development practices, there are also a number of success patterns related to how your company or team builds and deploys Pulumi programs to successfully build, deploy, and manage your infrastructure and applications. In this first post of a series, I will explore one of these patterns - the centralized platform infrastructure repository.

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Preview of the Manage Track at Cloud Engineering Summit 2021

Preview of the Manage Track at Cloud Engineering Summit 2021

The Cloud Engineering Summit 2021 is coming up fast, and the speakers are out! To get you ready to attend, let’s take a look at the sessions for the Manage track.

The Cloud Engineering Summit’s three tracks are built around three concepts: Build, Manage, and Deploy. I’m Matt Stratton, and I’m your charismatic track chair for Manage. For us, that means managing cloud applications and infrastructure with Policy as Code, visibility, and access controls. For example, managing infrastructure with policies that detect configuration drift, enforce best practices, and even prevent compliance violations before deployment. It means building visibility across your cloud infrastructure so that you always understand its current and past states, including detailed audit history. Finally, you ensure the right guardrails and controls are set in place so that distributed teams can securely develop.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at each of the talks I’ve selected for you!

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What Exactly Is Cloud Engineering?

What Exactly Is Cloud Engineering?

When we think about the idea of “cloud engineering,” we often think about the concept of taking standard software engineering practices and tools, and making them available and consistent across development, infrastructure, and compliance teams.

It sounds a lot like what DevOps was supposed to accomplish, right? Many great practices have come out of software engineering that we can apply to operations and infrastructure. Likewise, practices from operational disciplines are equally applicable to development teams.

In cloud engineering, we look at how all of these practices are available to multiple functions and teams. It’s a compelling concept, and the more that we refactor our thinking around this, the more effective we can be at delivering value to our customers and users.

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