#150 Luke Hoban, Pulumi – Infrastructure as Software


Luke Hoban, CTO of Pulumi talks about modern Infrastructure as Software tools and approaches.


Who he is, what he does, less coding more team building. History of IaC. Replace instead of repair; using more managed services. When did IaC start. Configuration orchestration vs configuration management; cloud infrastructure as code. What Pulumi is, modern IaC - moving to Infrastructure as Software. A more modern approach. Supported languages - TypeScript, JavaScript, Python, Go, .NET; aiming for layer to share IaC across languages. Pulumi instead of point and click, clear picture of what is deployed, why use it, repeatability, testing, reliable process, Pulumi lets you follow good software dev practices for IaC. An example with Elasticsearch; inputs and outputs, building a graph of dependencies. The difficulties of working with Json in C#. Once you know how to use the IaC tool, knowing the platform becomes the problem; Pulumi aims to provide templates for larger units of infrastructure. Keeping the provider up to date with the third party platforms; Pulumi’s own for Kubernetes and Azure. Future of Pulumi, software driven automation, automation API. Getting started with Pulumi.


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