Posts Tagged Cloud-Native

Testing Your Infrastructure as Code with Pulumi

Testing Your Infrastructure as Code with Pulumi

Using Pulumi and general purpose languages for infrastructure as code comes with many benefits: leveraging existing skills and knowledge, eliminating boilerplate through abstraction, and using the same ecosystem of tools like IDEs and linters that your team already knows and loves. In general, these are all attributes of software engineering, which not only make us more productive, but also improve the quality of our code. It’s only natural, therefore, that using general purpose languages unlocks another important software engineering practice: testing.

In this article, we will see the many ways in which Pulumi lets us test our infrastructure as code.

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If you liked ksonnet, you'll love Pulumi!

If you liked ksonnet, you'll love Pulumi!

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.

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Managing F5 BIG-IP Systems with Pulumi

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 real 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.

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Delivering Cloud Native Infrastructure as Code, a Pulumi white paper

Delivering Cloud Native Infrastructure as Code, a Pulumi white paper

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.

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