As infrastructure projects grow in size and complexity, you need to decompose infrastructure into smaller stacks to limit the blast radius of errors, extract and reference common layers like networking, and limit access to sensitive components. This comes with a coordination cost as you now need to figure out how to detect and propagate changes to downstream stacks in your dependency graph. Today we’re announcing two features that can help you manage this complexity by automatically updating dependent stacks:
Today we’re excited to announce Review Stacks – dedicated cloud environments that get created automatically every time a pull request is opened, all powered by Pulumi Deployments. Open a pull request, and Pulumi Deployments will stand up a stack with your changes and the Pulumi GitHub App will add a PR comment with the outputs from your deployment. Merge the PR and Pulumi Deployments will destroy the stack and free up the associated resources.
Delivering software has been conventionally driven by CI/CD workflows. A single commit is merged into a codebase, and a small, and static set of workflow runs are triggered by the CI system to update the appropriate environments (Dev -> Staging -> Production). This may have been fine when the only product a company had to offer was a single stateless web service, but increasingly companies are called upon to deliver cloud infrastructure as a product.
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.