Introducing Pulumi Registry: your window to the cloud

Alex Mullans Alex Mullans
Introducing Pulumi Registry: your window to the cloud

Pulumi offers the most complete infrastructure as code platform for building, deploying, and managing modern cloud infrastructure and applications. When you use Pulumi, a vast library of cloud resources—from compute, storage, and other cloud infrastructure to databases to identity providers to monitoring systems—is at your fingertips. As the Pulumi community has grown, we’ve heard from many of you that we needed a central hub where you could find all of those resources. We’ve also heard from Pulumi partners that they wanted a great place to showcase their integrations with Pulumi so that their customers can more easily learn how to use Pulumi to deploy and manage their products.

Today, we’re excited to launch Pulumi Registry, the one place to discover and share everything you can achieve using Pulumi. Pulumi Registry is a searchable collection of Pulumi Packages published by Pulumi and our partners. With Pulumi Registry, you can easily find the package with the resources you need, install that package directly into your project, and start building. You can choose from Providers that give you full access to everything a cloud provider has to offer, or choose a Component that gets you started quickly with best practices and sensible defaults baked in. All Pulumi Packages are available in all Pulumi languages, so you can build your infrastructure using C#, Go, Python, and TypeScript/JavaScript. You’ll also find all of the documentation you need to succeed: from detailed API reference to how-to guides with source code for specific use cases.

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Which Azure Container Solution is right for you?

Lee Briggs Lee Briggs
Which Azure Container Solution is right for you?

Containers have emerged as one of the de facto standards for running software. When adopted with the right mindset, they can drastically improve the development lifecycle and help to close the loop between local development and running your applications in the cloud.

If you’re at the stage of trying to run your application in Microsoft Azure, the choices can be overwhelming. The Azure Container product page lists 7 different products on their landing page, and for new users it can often be difficult to decide which of the myriad products is right for their use case. What can make it even more confusing is that often these container services can be interoperable, meaning you can use one container product from another!

In this post, we’re going to examine each of the main container services offered in Azure and then examine what they’re good for and what they might not be so good for. Let’s take a look!

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Pulumi Kubernetes Operator 1.0

Luke Hoban Luke Hoban Vivek Lakshmanan Vivek Lakshmanan
Pulumi Kubernetes Operator 1.0

Last year we released the Pulumi Kubernetes Operator, a new cloud-native way to manage and deploy cloud infrastructure using Pulumi from within your Kubernetes environment. Since then, we’ve worked with many Pulumi users who have adopted the Pulumi Kubernetes Operator at increasingly larger scales and for a wide variety of use cases. Today, we’re excited to make the 1.0 release of the Pulumi Kubernetes Operator available.

The Pulumi Kubernetes Operator defines a Kubernetes Custom Resource called pulumi.com/v1/Stack, which represents a Pulumi stack. The Pulumi stack can be authored in any supported Pulumi language (TypeScript, Python, Go, .NET) and can deploy and manage cloud infrastructure in any supported cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP, Kubernetes and 60+ additional cloud and SaaS providers). The Pulumi Kubernetes Operator triggers cloud deployments based on changes to the Stack Custom Resource or the resources it tracks.

As a result, the Pulumi Kubernetes Operator enables users to specify the desired state of their cloud infrastructure using resources managed directly in their Kubernetes cluster, which trigger creation, update and deletion of the detailed cloud infrastructure they need.

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Introducing Resource Methods for Pulumi Packages

Justin Van Patten Justin Van Patten
Introducing Resource Methods for Pulumi Packages

It’s now possible to provide resource methods from Pulumi Packages. Resource methods are similar to functions, but instead of being exposed as top-level functions in a module, methods are exposed as methods on a resource class. This allows for a more object-oriented approach to exposing functionality—operations performed by a resource (that potentially use the resource’s state) can now be exposed as methods on the resource. Resource methods can be implemented once, in your language of choice, and made available to users in all Pulumi languages.

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Cloud engineering fuels the next chapter of startup innovation

George Huang George Huang
Cloud engineering fuels the next chapter of startup innovation

The story of how the cloud fuels startup innovation seems never ending. In the beginning, AWS birthed cloud computing with its first service, SQS, in 2004 and quickly released several additional services (like S3, EC2, and SimpleDB). From this innovation, startups flourished because they were able to build, experiment, and grow faster than before at much lower cost. Airbnb, Netflix, Zynga, and many more were born, and the rest is history.

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Oct. 6 releases: AWS Native Provider, more refresh options

Alex Mullans Alex Mullans
Oct. 6 releases: AWS Native Provider, more refresh options

It’s been a busy few weeks at Pulumi, including for some of our community contributors! Read on to see what’s new.

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The Industry Comes Together for the Cloud Engineering Summit

Isaac Harris Isaac Harris
The Industry Comes Together for the Cloud Engineering Summit

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.

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Announcing the Pulumi AWS Native Provider, Powered by the AWS Cloud Control API

Luke Hoban Luke Hoban
Announcing the Pulumi AWS Native Provider, Powered by the AWS Cloud Control API

We are excited to announce the release of the new AWS Native provider for Pulumi, which is available today in preview. AWS is the most-used cloud provider across the Pulumi ecosystem, and with the new AWS Native provider, we are focused on delivering the best possible support for the AWS platform to all Pulumi users.

Pulumi Native Providers like AWS Native are a new type of Pulumi Package that give you the most complete and consistent interface for the modern cloud. Pulumi native providers bring the full power of the top cloud providers to the Pulumi Cloud Engineering Platform, with faster updates and more complete coverage than any other infrastructure as code offering.

The AWS Native provider offers same-day support for all new AWS features and releases covered by the newly released AWS Cloud Control API, which typically supports new AWS features on the day of launch. By building on the AWS Cloud Control API, the AWS Native provider offers a robust, reliable and well-defined resource model for AWS that’s available to Pulumi users in all Pulumi languages, including TypeScript, Python, Go and C#. By leveraging the AWS Cloud Control API, the AWS Native provider builds on the work done by service teams at AWS to define the resource model for their services. This ensures a rock solid provisioning lifecycle for resources deployed with the AWS Native provider.

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Relaunching Pulumi's Public Roadmap

Alex Mullans Alex Mullans
Relaunching Pulumi's Public Roadmap

Today, I’m excited to announce the (re-)launch of the Pulumi public roadmap, now built on top of the new GitHub Issues. The roadmap is a core part of the commitment we’re making to our open source product, the Pulumi CLI and SDK, as well as the Pulumi Service. As we’ve talked to many of you that use Pulumi, or are considering using it, we’ve heard that the roadmap is a key tool to help understand what new and exciting work is coming to Pulumi.

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AWS Lambda Functions Powered by AWS Graviton2 Processors

Paul Stack Paul Stack
AWS Lambda Functions Powered by AWS Graviton2 Processors

In late 2018, AWS launched their first EC2 instances powered by ARM-based AWS Graviton Processors. These instances had been optimized for performance and cost. Since that initial launch, Amazon has continued to innovate in the Graviton space. In June 2021, they launched the Graviton Challenge for users to move their applications to AWS Graviton2. AWS Graviton2 processor instance types are up to 20% lower cost than x86 based instance types and see up to 40% better price performance.

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