Unit Testing Cloud Deployments with .NET

Mikhail Shilkov Mikhail Shilkov βˆ™
Unit Testing Cloud Deployments with .NET

Because Pulumi uses general-purpose programming languages to provision cloud resources, you can take advantage of native tools and perform automated tests of your infrastructure. The full power of each language is available, including access to libraries and frameworks for testing.

This blog post takes a deeper dive into mock-based unit testing of Pulumi programs written in C# and F#.

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Welcoming Go to the Pulumi Family

Evan Boyle Evan Boyle βˆ™
Welcoming Go to the Pulumi Family

Over the last 10 years, Go has quickly become the “language of the cloud” for building application servers and services that run in and on today’s cloud platforms. With Pulumi 2.0, Go can also be used to manage and provision modern infrastructure as well. Across any cloud (AWS, Azure, GCP, Kubernetes and more than 50 others!) and across a variety of workloads (containers, serverless, kubernetes, core infrastructure and more), you can now use the rich software engineering strengths of the Go language and ecosystem to manage your cloud infrastructure. The Pulumi open source project itself has been built on Go from day 1, and so we’re really excited to bring full Go support for cloud infrastructure as code to the same language ecosystem that Pulumi itself has been part of.

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Architecture as Code: Kubernetes

Sophia Parafina Sophia Parafina βˆ™
Architecture as Code: Kubernetes

This is the fifth and last installment of the Architecture as Code series. In previous articles, we examined how to create reusable components for the primary architectural patterns for cloud infrastructure. Starting with virtual machines, we examined how to create and configure VMs. In the follow-up article, we demonstrated how to create reusable components from resources that comprise a microservices architecture. After microservices, we looked at serverless architecture, which despite its name, also requires additional resources to deploy a function or application. In this article, we’ll look at deployment patterns for Kubernetes with a focus on multi-tenancy issues.

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Peace of Mind with Cloud Secret Providers

Lee Briggs Lee Briggs βˆ™
Peace of Mind with Cloud Secret Providers

The secrets in your infrastructure are a vital part of your security model, and provisioning infrastructure is an inherently privileged process. Previously we introduced secret encryption and started encrypting secret configuration values inside the Pulumi state so that users could be confident their passwords, tokens, and other secret values were viewable only by them while managing their infrastructure. Our first iteration of the encryption used either a passphrase for encrypting the secret or encryption via the Pulumi service backend. However, these options didn’t meet the needs of our users who needed more control over their data. That’s why we also added support for “Cloud Secret Providers,” giving users full confidence that their sensitive values are for their eyes only.

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Supporting Kubernetes with Faster, Easier Test Environments

Scott Lowe Scott Lowe βˆ™
Supporting Kubernetes with Faster, Easier Test Environments

Scott Lowe is a 20+ year veteran of the IT industry and a Staff Kubernetes Architect at VMWare. He’s a prolific author (seven books) and blogger. His technology-focused blog covers a range of topics that include cloud computing (AWS, Azure, and Kubernetes), virtualization (KVM, VMware vSphere), open-source tools (Terraform, Ansible, Vagrant, and others), and networking (Open vSwitch, Linux networking).

For this guest post, Scott demonstrates how he uses Pulumi to deploy AWS test environments across multiple regions to help with testing various Kubernetes tools and projects, including the Cluster API project.

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Architecture as Code: Serverless

Sophia Parafina Sophia Parafina βˆ™
Architecture as Code: Serverless

In this fourth installment of Architecture as Code series, we’ll take a look at serverless, an architectural pattern that has quickly gained popularity among cloud practitioners. There are two reasons why serverless usage has proliferated: a cost-saving pay as you go model and elasticity that goes from zero to as many as needed to complete the task without managing servers.

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Announcing Pulumi 2.0, Now with Superpowers

Joe Duffy Joe Duffy βˆ™
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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Deploy Kubernetes and Applications with Go

Levi Blackstone Levi Blackstone βˆ™
Deploy Kubernetes and Applications with Go

We’re excited that Go is now a first-class language in Pulumi and that you can build your infrastructure with Go on AWS, Azure, GCP, and many other clouds. Users often ask, “Can I use Pulumi to manage Kubernetes infrastructure in Go today?” With the release of Pulumi 2.0., the answer is “Yes!”

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