Pulumi executive chairman Eric Rudder, left, and CEO Joe Duffy. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop)
Seattle startup Pulumi is formally launching its technology for programming the underlying infrastructure of the cloud, looking to land new corporate customers in the increasingly competitive field of technology providers aiming to help companies operate more seamlessly across multiple cloud platforms.
The 25-person company, started by former Microsoft engineering leaders Joe Duffy and Eric Rudder, is backed by $20 million from Madrona Venture Group and Tola Capital. Customers include large companies such as Mercedes Benz, Tableau Software (now owned by Salesforce), and Latin American e-commerce company Linio, in addition to startups and early stage ventures.
Pulumi 1.0, released Thursday morning, is the company’s flagship product in the area commonly known as “infrastructure as code.” It lets customers apply modern software development practices to what has traditionally been a cumbersome or manual process of provisioning, configuring and updating the underlying hardware and software for running applications.
Pulumi works across platforms and technologies including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Kubernetes and others.
The startup is far from alone in pursing this market. One of its biggest competitors is San Francisco-based HashiCorp (co-founded by University …read more