How to automate your infrastructure using Pulumi and C#

Who remembers the days were you had to manually setup a physical server somewhere in a 19 inch rack? Nowadays those physical racks have been replaced by virtual machines provided by Google, Microsoft and Amazon. But some people are still provisioning them manually. The more mature organizations will script most of the provisioning using the native CLI or HTTP API provided by the specific cloud platform, but quite often those are maintained separately from the code of the system that is being deployed. Terraform by Hashicorp is another attempt to support infrastructure-as-code by using a declarative syntex to define the desired infrastructure. But then again, Yaml isn't really suited for anything but simple single-file configuration settings. Yaml isn't code and doesn't provide real Intellisense, line-by-line debugging and most importantly, refactoring.

But what if you could use C# and .NET to provision your infrastructure and treat that code as first-class citizens of your codebase, including all the capabilities that you would expect? Well, let me show you how Pulumi for .NET will allow you to evolve your infrastructure code with the rest of the code base without turning it in a big spaghetti of Yaml files.

Dennis Doomen

Hands-on architect in the .NET space with 26 years of experience on an everlasting quest for knowledge to build the right software the right way at the right time

The Hague, The Netherlands

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