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Pulumi Crosswalk for AWS Accelerates Delivery of Well-Architected Infrastructure as Code

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Pulumi today announced the availability of Pulumi Crosswalk for Amazon
Web Services (AWS), an open source framework that streamlines defining
and deploying modern AWS applications and infrastructure with built-in
AWS Best Practices. Using Pulumi Crosswalk, cloud engineers — including
developers, operators and teams — are able to use familiar programming
languages and tools to take ideas to production more productively and
safely while bypassing many of the traditional barriers to modern cloud
engineering.

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“Enterprises are becoming powered by more and more cloud software and in
that transformation they need tools to build, automate and operate that
software. To achieve the acceleration they need to remain relevant,
enterprises need these tools to make their cloud engineers more
productive and, as the reality shifts to multi-cloud, to enable them to
manage software on any public cloud consistently and securely,” said
Holger Mueller, Vice President and Principal Analyst at Constellation
Research. “This challenge, deploying software productively and safely,
increasingly on multiple public clouds, and starting with AWS, is what
Pulumi Crosswalk does well and we expect a good reception by CTOs
building next-generation applications.”

Pulumi’s SDK includes open source tools and libraries for defining
infrastructure as code using languages that engineers already know,
including JavaScript, Python, TypeScript and Go, unlocking productivity,
sharing and reuse. Pulumi’s SaaS works with this SDK to enable one
consistent delivery workflow on any cloud that works for teams and
enterprises. Pulumi Crosswalk for AWS now extends this platform with
built-in support for the most common application and infrastructure
patterns on AWS, including containers, serverless and core
infrastructure.

“We’ve been happily using Pulumi’s EKS support for more than three
months now. Our team was looking for an end-to-end solution to tame the
complexity of Kubernetes on AWS and ensure we adhere to AWS best
practices,” said Pankaj Dhingra, Senior Director of Cloud Engineering,
Tableau Software. “Pulumi’s Crosswalk effort has equipped our team to
scale far better than the alternative approaches of home-grown
solutions, scripts and DSLs. Our delivery is now automated and we can
now deliver new application and infrastructure features with much faster
turn-around, sometimes in just a few hours. Pulumi is a key contributor
to our team’s improvement in productivity.”

Pulumi Crosswalk for AWS’s supported patterns cover the full spectrum of
modern cloud applications and infrastructure and embody the AWS
Well-Architected Framework. This includes “day one” patterns — when
initially creating container-based or serverless applications, easily
and with secure defaults — and “day two and beyond” — when deeply
scaling, securing and integrating the underlying infrastructure:

  • Container Services: Provision Elastic Container Service (ECS)
    managed clusters, including “Fargate,” Kubernetes (EKS) and benefit
    from automatic best practices around Identity and Access Management
    (IAM), private registries, Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) and CloudWatch
    configuration for your clusters
  • Serverless Functions and APIs: Deploy simple serverless
    Lambda-based event handlers for any AWS services, including S3 and
    SQS, in addition to powerful Serverless API Gateways
  • Secure Infrastructure: Provision and manage core network
    services, including Virtual Private Clouds (VPC), Auto-Scaling Groups
    (ASGs) and Application and Network Elastic Load Balancers (ELB), each
    configured using tried-and-true AWS Best Practices, out-of-the-box
  • Authentication and Authorization: Identity and Access
    Management (IAM) support for productively configuring users, policies
    and roles for infrastructure and application-level usage
  • Application and Infrastructure Monitoring: Rich, turn-key
    CloudWatch logging, dashboards, metrics and alarms, using declarative
    code, in addition to easy integration with auto-scaling policies
  • CI/CD Integrations: Seamlessly and continuously deliver
    infrastructure, containers, Lambda functions and Kubernetes
    applications, all from your favorite CI platform, including AWS Code
    Services.

Pulumi Crosswalk for AWS is available as open source on GitHub. In
addition to integrating seamlessly with Pulumi’s existing Team and
Enterprise Edition products, support and training is available for going
to production with Pulumi Crosswalk for AWS and Kubernetes on the AWS
cloud.

“We made a big bet that general purpose languages would let us stand on
the shoulders of giants and tap into decades of progress in engineering
productivity,” said Joe Duffy, Pulumi Co-founder and CEO. “Pulumi
Crosswalk for AWS demonstrates that this bet is paying off. You can now
eliminate boilerplate configuration, and accidental security problems,
by leveraging a framework with built-in best practices so that, as cloud
platforms evolve rapidly, your team can too. The productivity we’re
seeing teams realize with Crosswalk is unbelievable.”

Pulumi’s platform supports all major public clouds (including AWS,
Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud), Kubernetes and private and hybrid
clouds and the company plans to bring the Crosswalk approach to other
clouds. For information about using Pulumi Crosswalk for AWS, check out https://www.pulumi.com/crosswalk/aws
and give it a try for free today.

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About Pulumi

Pulumi’s open source infrastructure as code platform enables teams to
create, deploy and manage cloud applications and infrastructure on the
cloud of their choice — public, private, or hybrid — including AWS,
Azure, GCP and Kubernetes on any cloud. The unique approach of using
general purpose languages such as JavaScript, TypeScript, Python and Go
unlocks productivity, sharing and reuse and excellent tooling and
testability. Teams are able to accomplish one consistent workflow across
any cloud that works for developers and operators alike and powerful
integrated policies and controls ensure that leaders can empower their
teams to get to the cloud with speed and confidence. Customers
innovating with Pulumi span the range of small startups all the way up
to the largest Fortune 500 organizations in the world. Pulumi is
venture-backed, having recently raised a Series A in 2018 and was
founded by Microsoft, Amazon and Google software veterans in 2017 in
Seattle.