Announcing: Pulumi Deployments, YAML GA, Arch Templates

Luke Hoban Luke Hoban
Announcing: Pulumi Deployments, YAML GA, Arch Templates

Our mission at Pulumi is to enable teams to scale up what they can build in the cloud. Scale up the sophistication and value of their cloud infrastructure investments through software engineering practices. Scale up the automation around delivering cloud infrastructure with software instead of just humans. And scale up the number of developers who can directly benefit from the rich cloud platform capabilities being built by central platform teams in every organization today.

As part of Pulumi Cloud Engineering Days 2022 today we are announcing a set of important new advancements in the Pulumi platform which are all designed to help organizations scale with their infrastructure as code needs.

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Pulumi Deployments: the Fastest Way to Go from Code to Cloud

Evan Boyle Evan Boyle
Pulumi Deployments: the Fastest Way to Go from Code to Cloud

Adoption of modern cloud technologies and services is driving enormous value for organizations, but many companies are finding that deploying and managing cloud infrastructure is a bottleneck on how fast they can scale. When your tools can’t keep up, scaling your cloud footprint means proportionally scaling your headcount. Things quickly fall apart as demand for cloud infrastructure often outpaces the bandwidth of infrastructure teams. This leads to slow product releases, longer lead times to get new products to market, and burned-out operational teams.

At Pulumi, we want every engineer and organization to be able to take full advantage of the cloud. The cloud should be an accelerant to your business and not a bottleneck. Today we are excited to be launching Pulumi Deployments, a new collection of features to power infrastructure and platform automation and unlock the scale of the cloud.

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Pulumi YAML General Availability

Luke Hoban Luke Hoban
Pulumi YAML General Availability

Earlier this year we launched support for Pulumi YAML as a new supported language for Pulumi’s Universal Infrastructure as Code platform. Pulumi YAML offers a simple declarative interface to the full breadth of the Pulumi platform, ideal for smaller scale use cases and composition of higher level component building blocks. And with support for pulumi convert, Pulumi YAML programs can be converted into a program in any other Pulumi language, ensuring you can easily scale up if and when needed.

Today, we’re excited to announce the General Availability of Pulumi YAML with the release of Pulumi YAML 1.0.

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Simpler configuration management with project level config

Fraser Waters Fraser Waters Zaid Ajaj Zaid Ajaj
Simpler configuration management with project level config

One of our most up-voted feature requests (with 78 thumbs ups) is to support hierarchical config. We’re happy to announce that we’ve now released the first part of plans to support this feature. Pulumi will now allow you to set configuration values in your Pulumi.yaml file, using the given value as a default for all stacks in the project. While we expect even this first level of support will be incredibly useful to many people we also want to assure you that we have many more plans in place to make this feature even better.

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Pulumi+Kubernetes: New Flux Integration and Inline Programs

Luke Hoban Luke Hoban Michael Bridgen Michael Bridgen
Pulumi+Kubernetes: New Flux Integration and Inline Programs

Pulumi’s Universal Infrastructure as Code platform works with all major clouds and over 100 cloud and SaaS providers, but among all its uses one of the most important is the ability to bring rich Infrastructure as Code tools and practices to Kubernetes projects and teams.

Kubernetes is one of the most used platforms in Pulumi, second only to AWS, with thousands of organizations using Pulumi to manage clusters at scale. Pulumi supports a wide variety of use cases around Kubernetes - from cluster creation and management, to rich and expressive workload definition, to continuous delivery and infrastructure GitOps.

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Introducing Pulumi Architecture Templates

Laura Santamaria Laura Santamaria
Introducing Pulumi Architecture Templates

One of the most common needs when someone starts a new project on cloud infrastructure is a scaffold of initial infrastructure that follows best practices. We’re pleased to share our new architecture templates that allow you to define that scaffold with a single command on Pulumi.

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Using Pulumi Securely

Tushar Shah Tushar Shah
Using Pulumi Securely

Cloud computing’s greatest strength and weakness is the proliferation of a massive number of services globally. To adequately assess and mitigate the inherent risks for your company, customers, and employees, cloud architects are typically responsible for a vast surface area of potential endpoints and vectors of attack.

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Accessing Secrets Safely in Lambda Functions

Piers Karsenbarg Piers Karsenbarg
Accessing Secrets Safely in Lambda Functions

The subject of how to make use of secrets in Lambda Functions comes up a fair bit, and although there seems to be a lot of discussion on where you should store them, the one thing that comes up is that you should never store the plain text values of secrets in the Lambda Function’s environment variables. One such discussion I was having with a customer made me think about how it should be possible to take the secrets that you’ve got on your stack config file and then use them to configure your Lambda Function, with the plain text values going into the Function’s environment variables and the encrypted secret values going into AWS’ Secrets Manager.

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Introducing the Azure Static Website Component

Sean Holung Sean Holung
Introducing the Azure Static Website Component

Deploying a static website often involves provisioning a number of pieces of infrastructure and stitching those pieces together in a way to make the site accessible to your users. A static website typically consists of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript files along with any other static assets the site might need to render such as PNG and SVG files for example. These files are then uploaded to a storage bucket where they can be served from.

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Introducing the Community AWS IAM Package

Zack Chase Zack Chase
Introducing the Community AWS IAM Package

Building on top of the cloud can be frustrating at times. You will likely run into resources that complicated to create, others that are very tedious to create, and worst of all resources that are complicated and tedious to create. As cloud engineers ourselves, we feel the same pain as our users and strive to build abstractions that make cloud engineering a more productive and pleasant experience. Recently we released our Community AWS IAM Package to help deliver on the promise of making the cloud easier to use for every operator, engineer, and user.

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