New Pulumi Cloud Engineering Platform Smashes Silos Among Developer, Infrastructure and Security Teams
New capabilities -- including native providers for all major clouds, Pulumi Packages and an Automation API -- enable cloud engineering best practices, increase collaboration and accelerate innovation with the freedom to use any language, for any workload, on any cloud
“Building and managing cloud infrastructure has traditionally been overly complex, especially for cloud applications spanning multiple providers or using cloud-native services like Kubernetes or serverless,” said Jim Mercer, research director, DevOps and DevSecOps, IDC. “Cloud engineering is a new approach to software engineering that lets teams build and manage cloud infrastructure as software, just like the rest of their modern cloud application stacks. Platforms that enable organizations to harness cloud engineering best practices give them a fast path to getting the most out of cloud infrastructure, enabling modern cloud applications to be entirely built and managed using the same software development tools, languages and practices that underpin modern cloud applications.”
Global Enterprises Using Pulumi to Tame Cloud Complexity and Accelerate Innovation
Fenergo, Ro, Lemonade and Kenshoo are among the high-performing cloud engineering organizations using Pulumi to tame cloud complexity and leverage cloud infrastructure innovation, via self-service infrastructure platforms, as a competitive advantage.
"Pulumi improved our time-to-market by removing cloud infrastructure as a roadblock to business innovation," said Keith Redmond, VP of SaaS engineering at Fenergo. "Our developers rely on Pulumi’s Modern Infrastructure as Code and software engineering approach to build modern cloud applications, including the underlying infrastructure, using programming languages they understand. This has resulted in faster software delivery, closer collaboration and higher-quality deployments. Every developer is now empowered to move faster and spend more time on developing things that matter to our customers, which drives a competitive advantage for Fenergo."
“Pulumi unlocked a way for us to empower our team with a seamless and low-effort path to creating and maintaining the infrastructure that we need to deliver our next-generation vertically integrated primary care platform faster,” said Sri Ray, Site Reliability Engineer at Ro. “Compared to other Infrastructure-as-Code providers, Pulumi is fast and easy for developers to adopt because it uses language constructs they already know, such as Go, TypeScript and Python. We can deliver more value for the business because Pulumi simplified how we maintain infrastructure and the code that runs on it.”
“Pulumi’s Automation API helps us to build on existing best practices and further automate our deployment process -- eliminating manual tasks and exception handling.” Igor Shapiro, Principal Engineer at Lemonade
New Pulumi Platform Enables Cloud Engineering Best Practices
Pulumi -- now version 3.0, with more than 70 new features and 1,000 additional improvements since the launch of 2.0 -- provides critical capabilities that enable companies to define and consistently apply cloud engineering best practices across their infrastructure, developer and security teams. Pulumi’s open-source platform lets engineers tame cloud complexity and achieve competitive advantage. These best practices and the new Pulumi capabilities that enable them include:
- Building Cloud Infrastructure Using Modern Infrastructure as Code
- Deploying Cloud Applications and Infrastructure with Automation and CI/CD Integration
Pulumi’s Automation API enables infrastructure engineers to create their own internal platforms for dynamically provisioning infrastructure. These self-service platforms enable application development teams to provision infrastructure autonomously, without the ticketing systems associated with legacy tooling. Pulumi’s testing frameworks let engineers continuously validate that the application and its infrastructure work correctly together. Pulumi also announced availability of its CI/CD Assistant for all teams. This enables deployment of cloud infrastructure and applications through more than a dozen popular CI/CD platforms, now including Spinnaker.
- Managing Compliance and Security across Platforms and Applications
Pulumi allows infrastructure and security teams to safely deploy infrastructure and proactively test it for compliance using Policy as Code. This allows engineers to correct issues before deployment and detect configuration drift. Pulumi also gives engineers complete visibility and control across all cloud environments, including audit logs detailing who changed resources, diffs for resource changes just like in Git and role-based permissions for each team member. Identity and group management with SAML SSO, SCIM synchronization and new role types enable security teams to give the right access to the right person and at the right time.
"When we started out on Pulumi, we knew we wanted to enable developers and infrastructure teams to collaborate more closely to build more innovative software," said Joe Duffy, Pulumi Co-Founder and CEO. "What we didn't know yet is that we'd end up calling this ‘Cloud Engineering,’ that our customers would call it that too, and that they would go on this journey with us. We are now centering our entire platform around this core idea which is now accelerating as the modern cloud continues to disrupt entire business models. Pulumi 3.0 is an exciting milestone in realizing this vision of the future — democratizing access to the cloud and helping teams build better software together — with much more to come."
Getting Started with Pulumi
Anyone can get started with Pulumi using its open source SDKs to build, deploy and manage cloud resources. Pulumi also provides a fully managed service that tracks and versions infrastructure state, secures secrets and improves cross-team coordination with a dashboard that provides visibility across many projects. Individuals may use this service free for unlimited use and the Team and Enterprise editions provide advanced team collaboration capabilities. To get started, visit: https://www.pulumi.com/.
- Try Pulumi: www.pulumi.com
- Read more about the Pulumi Cloud Engineering Platform in the blog: https://pulumi.com/blog/pulumi-3-0
- Learn more about Cloud Engineering: https://www.pulumi.com/cloud-engineering/
- Learn more about Pulumi native providers: https://pulumi.com/blog/pulumiup-native-providers
- Learn more about the Pulumi Automation API: https://pulumi.com/blog/pulumiup-automation-api-ga
- Learn more about Pulumi Packages: https://pulumi.com/blog/pulumiup-pulumi-packages-multi-language-components
- Learn more about CI/CD Assistant: https://pulumi.com/blog/pulumiup-ci-cd-assistant-all-plans
- Learn more about identity and group management features: https://pulumi.com/blog/pulumiup-bring-your-whole-team-to-pulumi
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