Last month, we released our first set of architecture templates — configurable Pulumi projects designed to make it easy to bootstrap new stacks for common cloud architectures like static websites, containers, virtual machines, and Kubernetes clusters. Architecture templates are a great way to get a new project up and running quickly, and they’ve already grown quite popular with our users, several of whom have asked if whether it’s possible to create templates of their own.
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.
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.
In this blog post, we’re going to use some Angular framework components to assemble a static website and then use Pulumi and its AWS Static Website component to deploy it to AWS. The website is for a café called the Pulumi Café. It will contain two pages, one an About page and the other a Menu page, as well as some navigational pieces. To follow this example, you need to have both Angular and Pulumi installed.
One thing I love about Pulumi is how easy it is to configure a stack. As a builder mainly of web applications, I’m always thinking about how I’ll configure my apps from one environment to the next, and being able to use Pulumi’s built-in support for configuration and secrets to manage the API keys and database credentials for my dev, staging, and production stacks individually is incredibly convenient. For larger teams and organizations, though, where multiple applications rely on a set of common configuration settings — dozens of apps, say, depending on the same API service or database — having to keep all of those config settings in sync across all of those individually can become a bit of a pain.
Over the last year since the launch of Pulumi 3.0, we’ve seen incredible growth in adoption and usage of the Pulumi open source project and Cloud Engineering platform, with more than a thousand new open source contributors, tens of thousands of new users, and millions of new cloud infrastructure resources being managed by Pulumi. Pulumi’s infrastructure as code tools are enabling teams to scale up their cloud infrastructure with robust software engineering tools and practices to get the most value out of their cloud platform investments.
Today, we’re excited to announce a wave of innovation across the Pulumi project with a collection of significant new feature launches. These new features bring together Pulumi’s Universal Infrastructure as Code offering, supporting the widest range of builders, clouds, programming languages, and cloud architectures.
Since we first launched Pulumi 4 years ago, a core point of differentiation between Pulumi and other Infrastructure as Code offerings has been the ability to use popular general purpose programming languages - and their rich software engineering ecosystems - in order to scale up the complexity and richness of cloud infrastructure workloads. This approach has enabled cloud builders to adopt and embrace modern Infrastructure as Code with Pulumi using a wide variety of languages, including TypeScript, Python, Go, C# and Java.
Our goal though has always been to offer the broadest range of programming language options to empower every cloud builder so that they could benefit from the best of Pulumi’s Infrastructure as Code platform.
Today, we are excited to launch Pulumi YAML, a simple YAML-based interface to the entirety of the Pulumi Infrastructure as Code platform.
Stop writing Kubernetes YAML by hand, and start using the power of familiar programming languages! Pulumi can generate Kubernetes manifests that easily integrate into existing CI/CD workflows.