1. Encrypted AI Data Transfer to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure


    When you need to transfer sensitive data, such as AI models or datasets, to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) securely, it's critical to ensure that the data is encrypted both in transit and at rest. In our Pulumi program, we'll create resources that enable this secure transfer and ensure that your data remains protected.

    Here's a high-level overview of the steps we'll take in our Pulumi program:

    1. Create a Compute Instance: We'll set up a virtual machine on OCI where the data can be received.

    2. Set Up Block Storage Volume: This volume will be attached to the instance for storage of the AI data. It will be encrypted to ensure that the data is secure at rest.

    3. Implement Network Security: Security lists and rules will be put in place to control access to the instance, allowing only secure, encrypted data transfer methods such as SSH or TLS.

    4. Data Transfer Mechanism: While Pulumi doesn't directly handle the data transfer, it sets up the infrastructure needed. You'd typically use a secure protocol such as SFTP or SCP that operates over SSH for secure file transfer.

    5. Secure the Transfer with Private Keys: SSH keys will be generated and the public key will be deployed to the OCI instance. The private key should be securely stored and used to authenticate the secure transfer.

    Let's dive into the Pulumi program that sets up this infrastructure.

    import pulumi import pulumi_oci as oci # Replace these variables with your own specific values compartment_id = 'your-oci-compartment-id' ssh_public_key = 'ssh-rsa AAAAB3NzaC1yc2EAAAADAQABAAABAQ... your-ssh-public-key' # Create an OCI compute instance that will handle the AI data transfer compute_instance = oci.core.Instance("aiTransferInstance", compartment_id=compartment_id, availability_domain="YOUR_AVAILABILITY_DOMAIN", shape="VM.Standard2.1", # This shape is for example purposes, choose a shape based on your requirements create_vnic_details=oci.core.InstanceCreateVnicDetailsArgs( subnet_id="YOUR_SUBNET_ID", # Replace with the ID of a subnet in the same VCN and compartment assign_public_ip=True, ), metadata={"ssh_authorized_keys": ssh_public_key}, # Source details define the operating system image to use - adjust these options as necessary. source_details=oci.core.InstanceSourceDetailsArgs( source_type="image", source_id="YOUR_IMAGE_OCID", # Replace with the OCID of the image you want to use ), ) # Create a Block Volume that is encrypted and will store the transferred AI data ai_data_volume = oci.core.Volume("aiDataVolume", compartment_id=compartment_id, availability_domain=compute_instance.availability_domain, size_in_gbs=50, # Size as per your requirements volume_backup_policy_id="YOUR_BACKUP_POLICY_OCID", # Replace with your backup policy if necessary ) # Attach this volume to the compute instance volume_attachment = oci.core.VolumeAttachment("aiDataVolumeAttachment", instance_id=compute_instance.id, volume_id=ai_data_volume.id, ) # Add security rules to the instance's subnet's security list to allow SSH access # For this you must have an existing Virtual Cloud Network (VCN) and subnet security_list = oci.core.SecurityList("securityList", compartment_id=compartment_id, vcn_id="YOUR_VCN_ID", # Replace with your VCN ID egress_security_rules=[ oci.core.SecurityListEgressSecurityRuleArgs( destination="", # Allow all outbound traffic protocol="all", ), ], ingress_security_rules=[ oci.core.SecurityListIngressSecurityRuleArgs( source="", # Restrict this in production to known IPs for security protocol="6", # TCP tcp_options=oci.core.SecurityListIngressSecurityRuleTcpOptionsArgs( max=22, min=22, ), ), ], ) # Export relevant information pulumi.export("instance_public_ip", compute_instance.public_ip) pulumi.export("volume_backup_policy", ai_data_volume.volume_backup_policy_id)

    In the program above:

    • We start by defining a compute instance in OCI. Here, the shape (instance type) and source_details (OCID of the OS image) need to be chosen based on your needs.

    • We set up an encrypted block volume to store the AI data, ensuring it is secure at rest.

    • The security list is modified by adding an ingress security rule to allow SSH access. This is set to allow from any IP for the sake of example, but you should restrict it to known IPs.

    • We use pulumi.export to output the public IP of the instance and the backup policy ID of the volume for further reference.

    To transfer the data securely, you would use tools such as scp or rsync with the above-generated SSH key pair, ensuring the connection is encrypted.

    Keep in mind that the actual data transfer and handling the encryption in transit (end-to-end encryption) needs to be handled via an SSH tunnel or any other secure method outside Pulumi's scope. Pulumi sets up the infrastructure to support secure transfers. After running this Pulumi program, your OCI environment will be ready for secure AI data transfer.