Pulumi native providers are a new type of Pulumi Package that give you the most complete and consistent interface for the modern cloud. Pulumi native providers bring the full power of the top cloud providers to the Pulumi Cloud Engineering Platform, faster and with more complete coverage than any other infrastructure as code offering. Today at PulumiUP, we announced native providers for Microsoft Azure (GA), Google Cloud (public preview), and AWS (later this year). Along with an existing native provider for Kubernetes, these providers enable you to build, deploy, and manage cloud infrastructure and applications for the most common cloud vendors and technologies. This best-in-class support for the major clouds joins our library of more than 50 cloud providers and delivers on our promise of cloud engineering for any cloud, any architecture, and any language.
Pulumi Packages are the core technology that enables cloud infrastructure resource provisioning to be defined once, in your language of choice, and made available to users in all Pulumi languages. If you’ve used a Pulumi cloud provider, including one of our new Pulumi native providers, you’ve used a Pulumi Package. But until today, Pulumi Packages only worked with Pulumi Resources: direct, low-level representations of individual cloud services like object storage. Many of us, however, enjoy creating Pulumi Components, which combine low-level resources into higher-level, more opinionated building blocks like the production-grade Kubernetes cluster component in Pulumi EKS.
Pulumi’s CI/CD Assistant helps you bring your infrastructure under version control and create a continuous integration and delivery pipeline that deploys changes to your cloud applications and infrastructure whenever you make a change in source control. Using CI/CD secures your production delivery while ensuring that every deployment is expressed in a committed Pulumi program and quickly reflected in your deployed infrastructure. With the CI/CD Assistant, it’s easier than ever before to set up version control and a CI/CD pipeline for your favorite CI/CD system, even if you’re new to CI/CD workflows.
My professional background has included nearly ten years of managing field events and user conferences. I never thought I would say this, but I miss traveling. I even missed Vegas and AWS re:Invent this year. I miss connecting with customers and advocates in our communities. I wish we could all be looking forward to getting together in person in Seattle or Austin or insert any city here. As the year continued, it became clear we were not going back to in-person events anytime soon, and everyone in the industry pivoted to virtual programs while video conferencing became an all-day activity.