In 2024, several trends will dominate cloud computing, driving innovation, efficiency, and scalability. From Infrastructure as Code (IaC) to AI/ML, platform engineering to multi-cloud and hybrid strategies, and security practices, let’s explore the 10 biggest emerging trends.
This blog post summarizes a presentation by Matt Stephenson at PulumiUP 2023. Matt Stephenson is Senior Principal Software Engineer for Starburst Data and a Puluminary member. He’s deeply involved in the Infrastructure as Code (IaC) space, having contributed to Ansible, been a core contributor to Apache jclouds, and has written many Terraform plugins. He leads infrastructure architecture at Starburst and originally introduced Pulumi to the company. Starburst provides a data lake analytics platform that’s powered by Trino - an open-source distributed SQL query engine designed for running fast analytic queries across large datasets in multiple data sources.
Can’t make it to Valencia for KubeCon this year? Timezone doesn’t work for the virtual conference either? We can’t fix time, but if you’re feeling left out and still want some of that sweet cloud native content, you can still join us for KubeCrash, a new event hosting live crash courses and sessions on cloud native tech. Come hang out and learn directly from the maintainers of cloud native open source projects!
When you’re working with infrastructure, you’re inevitably going to need to upgrade or update that infrastructure. Whether it’s an operating system update or a desire to get CPU or memory upgrades, you will need the ability to pick resources and change them as necessary. In the past, this kind of upgrade would be done on the basis of individual resources, with each one being updated and checked either by hand or programmatically before moving onto the next resource.
The Kubernetes landscape is constantly evolving as end users and developers search for the right tools, approaches, and abstractions to help them manage Cloud Native infrastructure in production.
On Feb 5, Heptio (now part of VMWare) announced that work on ksonnet, a project launched by Heptio, Box, Microsoft, and Bitnami, will stop. We’re sad to see ksonnet winding down, but are thankful for the collaborative exchange of ideas between projects, and are excited to see continued investment in VMWare/Heptio’s other projects. The good news is that, if you liked ksonnet, we’re confident that you’ll love Pulumi. In this post, we’ll tell you why.
The Pulumi ecosystem is continuously growing and today we’re excited to announce the F5 BIG-IP provider for Pulumi.
F5’s BIG-IP Local Traffic Managment (LTM) services provides advanced traffic management, acceleration, security, and analytics features to your applications. With the addition of our F5 BIG-IP Pulumi provider we are bringing Cloud Native Infrastructure as Code to F5 BIG-IP devices with familiar programming languages and a consistent programming model. This addresses a frequent use-case we’ve heard from our customers for both on-premises and Cloud workloads.
Let’s look at some examples to demonstrate what’s capable with this provider and the power and flexibility that Pulumi brings to working with your F5 BIG-IP systems.
Enterprise software has undergone a slow shift from containerless servers to serverless containers. The evolution of the cloud, combined with the shift to increasingly ephemeral infrastructure, and the connection of application code and infrastructure code, demands a different view of cloud development and devops. To a first approximation, all developers are cloud developers, all applications are cloud native, and all operations are cloud-first. Yet, there is a lack of a consistent approach to delivering cloud native applications and infrastructure.