Managing Kubernetes Infrastructure with .NET and Pulumi

Luke Hoban Luke Hoban βˆ™
Managing Kubernetes Infrastructure with .NET and Pulumi

Last month, we announced .NET support for Pulumi, including support for AWS, Azure, GCP, and many other clouds. One of the biggest questions we heard was about Kubernetes — “can I use Pulumi to manage Kubernetes infrastructure in C#, F#, and VB.NET as I can already in TypeScript and Python today?” With last week’s release of Pulumi.Kubernetes on NuGet, you can now also deploy Kubernetes infrastructure using your favorite .NET languages.

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How to Scale Your Amazon EKS Cluster: EC2, Managed Node Groups, and Fargate

Joe Duffy Joe Duffy βˆ™
How to Scale Your Amazon EKS Cluster: EC2, Managed Node Groups, and Fargate

At AWS re:Invent this week, Amazon highlighted two new features that simplify scaling your Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) clusters: Managed Node Groups and Fargate. We’re happy to announce that we’ve integrated support for both, making our existing EKS support even easier to use than before. The result is a great spectrum of options for managing your cluster’s compute — offering productivity, flexibility, and control, based on your needs.

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Running AWS IAM Access Analyzer at Deployment Time

Joe Duffy Joe Duffy βˆ™
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 Watch Mode: Fast Inner Loop Development for Cloud Infrastructure

Luke Hoban Luke Hoban βˆ™
Pulumi Watch Mode: Fast Inner Loop Development for Cloud Infrastructure

A big part of our vision with Pulumi is to bring application developers and infrastructure teams closer together in the cloud. That includes both providing infrastructure teams with better software engineering tools, as well as providing developers with easier access to cloud infrastructure. We are often inspired by looking at great software engineering experiences in other development stacks and applying them to the cloud infrastructure space. Whether it be general-purpose languages and rich IDEs, testing and package management, or components and rich APIs, at Pulumi, we’ve repeatedly applied successful development tools and practices to the challenges of building and scaling modern cloud infrastructure.

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Pulumi 2.0 Roadmap

Joe Duffy Joe Duffy βˆ™
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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Announcing CrossGuard Preview

Erin Krengel Erin Krengel βˆ™
Announcing CrossGuard Preview

Over the past few months, we have been hard at work on Pulumi CrossGuard, a Policy as Code solution. Using CrossGuard, you can express flexible business and security rules using code. CrossGuard enables organization administrators to enforce these policies across their organization or just on specific stacks. CrossGuard allows you to verify or enforce custom policies on changes before they are applied to your resources. CrossGuard is 100% open source and available to all users of Pulumi, including the Community Edition. Advanced organization-wide policy management features are available to Team Pro and Enterprise customers.

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Pulumi Sweeps into KubeCon

Sophia Parafina Sophia Parafina βˆ™
Pulumi Sweeps into KubeCon

We had a fantastic time at KubeCon in San Diego. At the event, the Pulumi team released two technology previews: Pulumi Crosswalk for Kubernetes and Pulumi Query for Kubernetes. Crosswalk for Kubernetes is a set of common patterns compiled in playbooks. These patterns reduce the complex Kubernetes API syntax by providing trusted defaults with idiomatic Kubernetes. Checkout a quick introduction to Crosswalk for Kubernetes in this blog post. Sara Novotny defined observability as β€œthe ability to ask of your system and learn from it” during her keynote with Liz Fong-Jones.

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Inside Crosswalk for Kubernetes

Sophia Parafina Sophia Parafina βˆ™
Inside Crosswalk for Kubernetes

Running Kubernetes in production can be challenging. This past year, Pulumi has collected common patterns of usage informed by best practices for provisioning Kubernetes infrastructure and running containerized applications. We call this Pulumi Crosswalk for Kubernetes: a collection of playbooks and libraries to help you to successfully configure, deploy, and manage Kubernetes in a way that works for teams in production. Kubernetes is Vast and Complex Kubernetes is the standard multi-cloud platform for modern containerized applications.

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Introducing Pulumi Query for Kubernetes

Alex Clemmer Alex Clemmer βˆ™
Introducing Pulumi Query for Kubernetes

We often need answers to simple questions about Kubernetes resources. Questions like: How many distinct versions of MySQL are running in my cluster? Which Pods are scheduled on nodes with high memory pressure? Which Pods are publicly exposed to the internet via a load-balanced Service? Each of these questions would normally be answered by invoking kubectl multiple times to list resources of each type, and manually parsing the output to join it together into a single report.

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Introducing kx: Kubernetes for Everyone

Levi Blackstone Levi Blackstone βˆ™
Introducing kx: Kubernetes for Everyone

Kubernetes provides a rich, standards-based API that works across cloud and on-premise infrastructure. However, many of the API fields are deeply nested and require users to specify the same values redundantly across different resources. While this explicit specification is necessary for Kubernetes to operate, this often leads users to copy-paste existing code to manage the boilerplate. Today, as part of our Crosswalk for Kubernetes announcement, we’re introducing the Kubernetes Extensions (kx) library for Pulumi.

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