Pulumi Accelerates Cloud Native Engineering with Expansive New Kubernetes Capabilities

Snowflake, Mercedes-Benz and Lemonade among hundreds of enterprises using Pulumi’s Kubernetes superpowers to speed innovation through software

SEATTLE -- AUGUST 12, 2020 -- Cloud engineering leader Pulumi today announced significant new capabilities for Kubernetes, including cloud native deployment automation options, ecosystem integrations and migration tools. These include an in-cluster operator, admission control using policy-as-code and Open Policy Agent (OPA) support, Helm 3 and Kustomize orchestration, a Spinnaker plugin and new ways to convert YAML to modern infrastructure-as-code in general-purpose languages such as Python, Go, Node.js (TypeScript and JavaScript) and .NET (C# and F#). 

These innovations advance the state-of-the-art for building, deploying and managing cloud native solutions. They build on Pulumi Crosswalk for Kubernetes, announced in November 2019, which helps teams deliver production-ready Kubernetes clusters, infrastructure and workloads. Pulumi also today announced that Snowflake, Mercedes-Benz and Lemonade are among hundreds of innovative organizations that have embraced Pulumi’s Kubernetes superpowers to accelerate cloud innovation, eliminating silos among infrastructure teams and developers and getting applications to production faster. 

“We built the Snowflake cloud data platform to break down data silos within organizations. By breaking down infrastructure and language silos posed by legacy configuration tools, Pulumi helped our team to ship a new product faster than was previously possible” said Justin Fitzhugh, VP of Cloud Platform Engineering at Snowflake. “We needed one tool to setup and manage multi-cloud, multi-region Kubernetes clusters with a language and toolset that infrastructure and applications teams could use collaboratively. Pulumi delivered.”

“Adoption of cloud native solutions requires adherence to true cloud engineering operating models, enabling developers and infrastructure teams to rapidly deliver new features while also keeping cloud complexity, security and costs under control,” said Jim Mercer, research director, DevOps, for IDC. “Platforms that enable them to use the languages they know can reduce time-to-value and help organizations ease collaboration across teams to accelerate software delivery.”

New Innovations Include: 


  • Deployment Automation: The new Pulumi Kubernetes Operator enables deployments from within a cluster using Git-based workflows, in addition to enforcing any cloud policy-as-code using native admission controllers. Pulumi’s new Spinnaker Plugin adds to more than a dozen other integration CI/CD options, including GitHub Actions, GitLab, Codefresh and Octopus, meeting teams where they already are.
  • Ecosystem Integrations: Support for Kustomize, Open Policy Agent (OPA) policy-as-code and strongly-typed Custom Resource Definitions (CRDs) builds on existing support for Helm 3 and emitting Kubernetes YAML. 
  • Migration Tools: Pulumi’s Kubernetes YAML Converter enables users to translate markup into any of the supported languages, making it easier than ever to modernize infrastructure.


These new capabilities are supported across all of Pulumi’s cloud providers, now totaling more than 40, including the entire Kubernetes API; major clouds such as AWS, Azure and Google Cloud and infrastructure providers such as Auth0, Datadog, Docker, New Relic, PagerDuty, Rancher and VMware. Pulumi also supports managed clusters -- including Amazon EKS, Azure AKS, Google GKE and DigitalOcean Kubernetes -- in addition to custom, hybrid and on-premises clusters. User guides and libraries help users adopt a consistent approach to cloud engineering.


All of these new enhancements are available as open source offerings. The Pulumi SaaS platform expands on this to enable cloud engineering practices and collaboration across the whole organization, with multiple editions for teams of all sizes. The Enterprise Edition adds advanced security, hosting and support options, all of which have been enhanced to supercharge cloud native projects.


“Since launching Kubernetes support two years ago, we’ve helped hundreds of organizations go from idea to production for their new cloud native efforts,” said Joe Duffy, CEO and founder of Pulumi. “Customers quickly realize that their cloud native journey is as much about enabling the organization as it is the software and we are happy to see the collaborative power of programming languages and SaaS unleashing entirely new levels of innovation. Customers who have leaned into this shift are transforming entire business models and industries and we are happy to play our role in enabling this for them.”


For more information and to accelerate your cloud native journey today, visit https://www.pulumi.com/kubernetes. Please also join us on October 7th and 8th for the first annual Cloud Engineering Summit, to hear how modern organizations are adopting cloud native best practices; to register or learn more, visit http://cloudengineeringsummit.com.


About Pulumi

Pulumi's modern infrastructure as code platform helps developers and infrastructure teams work better together and ship faster with confidence, using open source and the world’s most popular programming languages. Our SaaS enables a consistent workflow for delivering and securing applications and infrastructure on any cloud—public, private, or hybrid—including AWS, Azure, GCP, Kubernetes and more than 40 other cloud providers. Organizations of all sizes across a wide range of industries have chosen Pulumi for their cloud transformation and modernization needs. Pulumi was founded in 2017 by Microsoft, Amazon and Google software veterans and has been a proud member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation since 2018. For more information, visit www.pulumi.com.


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