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Full Coverage of Azure Resources with Azure-Native

Mikhail Shilkov Mikhail Shilkov
Full Coverage of Azure Resources with Azure-Native

Last September, we announced the beta release of Pulumi Azure NextGen: a new Microsoft Azure provider for Pulumi that combines same-day access to the entire Azure API surface with the excellent Pulumi experience you know and love, including version-less resources, auto-naming, and auto-location.

Today, we’re excited to announce that this new provider is now the default way to manage Azure resources with Pulumi. We’re also excited to announce its final name: the native Azure provider for Pulumi, or “Azure-Native” for short. You can get started with the new provider using our newly-updated getting started guide.

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Zero Downtime InfluxDB Migration with Pulumi and Aiven

Trevor Kennedy Trevor Kennedy
Zero Downtime InfluxDB Migration with Pulumi and Aiven

In this article, I’ll show how Pulumi can be used with Aiven’s services to create infrastructure that can be migrated from cloud to cloud with no downtime.

This tutorial will use Python, Pulumi, Grafana, and an AWS Lambda function to simulate recording temperature data in an InfluxDB database.

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Easily bring your team to Pulumi with SAML SSO and SCIM

Alex Mullans Alex Mullans
Easily bring your team to Pulumi with SAML SSO and SCIM

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.

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Keep your secrets secure, by default

Alex Mullans Alex Mullans
Keep your secrets secure, by default

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.

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How to Build a Container Registry

Sophia Parafina Sophia Parafina
How to Build a Container Registry

Whether you are working with Kubernetes or serverless, your application uses containers. If you use the Docker desktop client, images are pushed to Docker Hub by default. Pulling images from Docker Hub is convenient, but there are many reasons to store images in your own registry. For example, Docker Hub doesn’t guarantee to produce the same image on repeated pulls, i.e., your base image might have changed. It’s also possible to inadvertently expose secrets in an intermediate image used to build the image stored on Docker Hub. There is also the possibility of vulnerabilities in even official images. This article shows how to create a repository and how to build and push images to that repository

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Automate Your Infrastructure with Automation API and Python

Sophia Parafina Sophia Parafina
Automate Your Infrastructure with Automation API and Python

General-purpose languages enable Infrastructure as Software – bringing tested toolchains and best practices to building infrastructure, e.g., languages, IDEs, testing, debugging, componentization, packaging, and versioning. Available in public preview, Pulumi’s Automation API is a robust programmatic layer on top of Pulumi’s infrastructure engine. It exposes Pulumi programs and stacks as strongly-typed and composable building blocks. Automation API allows you to embed the Pulumi engine inside your software projects so you can build software automation around entire infrastructure provisioning processes that normally require humans to operate.

Today, we are excited to announce Python support for this powerful feature, opening up a world of possibilities for Python developers.

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Create Amazon EKS clusters in your favorite language

Levi Blackstone Levi Blackstone
Create Amazon EKS clusters in your favorite language

Pulumi’s infrastructure as code tooling combines the programming languages and tools you already know with the full power of cloud infrastructure. But until now, some Pulumi components for cloud infrastructure, like our popular EKS package for Amazon’s Elastic Kubernetes Service, were only available in a subset of the languages supported by Pulumi.

Now, you can use the EKS package–previously only available for TypeScript–in all four Pulumi languages: TypeScript, Python, .NET, and Go. Regardless of the language you choose, you can manage EKS clusters with Pulumi, starting with the v0.22.0 release. Check out our Modern Infrastructure Wednesday video to see it in action:

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Building a Development Environment for Cloud Engineering

Sophia Parafina Sophia Parafina
Building a Development Environment for Cloud Engineering

Starting can be daunting. Before you take your first step, there’s a lot to consider, but you can prepare your development environment ahead of time to make your first steps in cloud engineering smooth and productive. In this article, we’ll cover how to set up your development environment to work across cloud providers, multiple languages, and different operating systems.

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