Is it possible to prescind of the Pulumi service and use, like in Terraform, say an Azure Blob Storage for persisting the state of the stack? I know this way I should also take care of persisting the secrets generated and all that stuff, but just to know if Pulumi would allow me to be more independent in this way.
Also, would like to know if there's any restriction on this aspect, be it technical or monetary.
At some scale, managing your own secrets and state is probably going to become a pain and you're going to want this hosting done for you. No monetary restrictions, just the technical one outlined above.
11/22/2022, 4:26 PM
Thanks a lot for the clarification, @stocky-restaurant-98004!!
I was kind of confused by some of the terms in regards to the "self-hosted service" option, but I think that's for deploying the Pulumi service in a private cloud/premises, right? That's what needs to be paid on the Business Critical version and not this option of chosing a BlobStorage or an S3 bucket as the Pulumi backend, right?
11/22/2022, 4:28 PM
Correct: Self-hosted service is when you want your own copy of app.pulumi.com.
You can host your own state (object store: S3, BLOB storage, etc.) and secrets backend (Azure Key Manager, AWS KMS, etc.) free of charge forever.