Each Pulumi Stack you deploy manages a key set of cloud infrastructure for your organization. The Pulumi Console includes a variety of features for exposing key information about your stack for other users within your organization - configuration, outputs, resources under management, links to cloud providers, and a graph of all resources. However, it’s often useful to allow the author of a Pulumi Stack to describe in their own words the key elements of a stack, so future viewers can quickly understand the components and cloud resources that are managed.
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Over the last year since the launch of Pulumi 3.0, we’ve seen incredible growth in adoption and usage of the Pulumi open source project and Cloud Engineering platform, with more than a thousand new open source contributors, tens of thousands of new users, and millions of new cloud infrastructure resources being managed by Pulumi. Pulumi’s infrastructure as code tools are enabling teams to scale up their cloud infrastructure with robust software engineering tools and practices to get the most value out of their cloud platform investments.
Today, we’re excited to announce a wave of innovation across the Pulumi project with a collection of significant new feature launches. These new features bring together Pulumi’s Universal Infrastructure as Code offering, supporting the widest range of builders, clouds, programming languages, and cloud architectures.
Today we are excited to announce the preview of Java support for all of your modern infrastructure as code needs. This announcement means that you can build, deploy, and manage your infrastructure, on any cloud—including all of AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, Kubernetes, Oracle Cloud, and more—using Java and other JVM languages. This brings the entire cloud to your fingertips without ever having to leave your code editor, while using production-ready infrastructure as code techniques.
Since we first launched Pulumi 4 years ago, a core point of differentiation between Pulumi and other Infrastructure as Code offerings has been the ability to use popular general purpose programming languages - and their rich software engineering ecosystems - in order to scale up the complexity and richness of cloud infrastructure workloads. This approach has enabled cloud builders to adopt and embrace modern Infrastructure as Code with Pulumi using a wide variety of languages, including TypeScript, Python, Go, C# and Java.
Our goal though has always been to offer the broadest range of programming language options to empower every cloud builder so that they could benefit from the best of Pulumi’s Infrastructure as Code platform.
Today, we are excited to launch Pulumi YAML, a simple YAML-based interface to the entirety of the Pulumi Infrastructure as Code platform.
Crosswalk for AWS is a collection of libraries that make it easy to work with AWS using Pulumi Infrastructure as Code. The Crosswalk for AWS libraries are some of the most widely used higher-level components in the Pulumi ecosystem, with hundreds of organizations building their infrastructure on the simple abstractions over key AWS services like ECS, API Gateway, VPC, Load Balancing, CloudTrail, EC2, ECR, and more.
One of our key goals with Pulumi’s Universal Infrastructure as Code platform is to offer access to the widest range of cloud infrastructure building blocks for use within your cloud engineering projects. Over the years, that has led us to support interoperating seamlessly with a variety of alternative infrastructure definition formats, like Helm, CloudFormation, Azure Resource Manager and Kubernetes YAML. Today we’re really excited to add support for AWS CDK constructs to the list!
One of the advantages of having a large and vocal community like we have, is the quantity and quality of product feedback we receive. This was highlighted by a GitHub issue submitted by a community member for a Pulumi Service Provider: It’s a bit funny that a service that is all about configuration as code can’t be configured with code. The rest of the community agreed too, as this is one of our top customer product requests.
Unbelievably, we just celebrated Pulumi’s 5th birthday. To commemorate, we are publishing multi-part series on all things infrastructure as code, starting with why we’re so excited about it: All Roads Lead Back to Infrastructure as Code Standing on the Shoulders of Giants Infrastructure as Code Internals Bringing Applications and Infrastructure Closer Together Ringing in the Cloud Engineering Era (Bonus) The Future of Infrastructure as Code We published the first post today, and the others will soon follow in the weeks to come.
Our mission with Pulumi was to make it 100x easier to program the cloud. We saw amazing new architectures and capabilities made possible by the modern cloud, and new and exciting software and business outcomes fueled by adopting them. And yet, back in 2017 when we began, we found the models for programming, composing, and building modern cloud software sorely lacking. “Infrastructure as code” is widely accepted as the table stakes solution, yet most people were copy-and-pasting config scripts in bash, encoding architecture in thousands of lines of YAML, and the best in class technologies used proprietary domain-specific languages that lacked great IDEs and true sharing and reuse, and were simply reinventing the wheel.