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Build the future with scalable, resilient cloud architectures

Part of the Architecting the Cloud podcast series

Developing scalable, efficient cloud architectures requires fresh thinking. Infrastructure as Code, along with other tools like Kubernetes—when properly managed—can help companies create robust cloud architectures that produce more value from their cloud journey.

Use Infrastructure as code to create automated, scalable, robust cloud architectures

In its early days, the cloud functioned as a virtual datacenter. However, as the cloud matures, the imperative is to make using the cloud easier, more reliable, and more accessible. Consequently, cloud strategies are highly-focused on architecture. Infrastructure as Code, with its ability to help companies automate the software development process and enforce security and policies, is quickly becoming the backbone of highly scalable and resilient cloud architectures. Other technologies, such as Kubernetes, are also being widely adopted to take advantage of the cloud’s promise, but companies have to take care to manage complexity to achieve value.

Disclaimer: As referenced in this podcast, “Amazon” refers to AWS (Amazon Web Services) and “Google” refers to GCP (Google Cloud Platform).

You actually need operations teams and developers working together to figure out how to build scalable, efficient cloud software. And that demands a lot more engineering rigor. You can't go into the console and point and click.Joe Duffy is Co-Founder and CEO of Pulumi. Prior to founding Pulumi, Joe held leadership roles at Microsoft in the Developer Division, Operating Systems Group, and Microsoft Research.

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