1. Low-latency API Serving for AI with Cloudflare Workers


    To serve an AI-powered API with low latency using Cloudflare Workers, you would typically set up a Cloudflare Worker script to run your API code. A Worker script runs on Cloudflare's edge servers, which are distributed globally, close to your users, providing low-latency responses to API requests.

    In this scenario, you might be running AI inference or other compute tasks within a Worker, depending on the capabilities and constraints of Workers. It's important to note that more resource-intensive AI tasks may not be suitable for Workers and might be better handled by a dedicated backend service, possibly using Cloudflare Workers as a proxy and cache layer.

    To deploy this setup using Pulumi, you will need to define a cloudflare.WorkerScript to hold your API code and a cloudflare.WorkerRoute to determine which requests should trigger your Worker. Below is a Pulumi program that sets up a Cloudflare Worker and a route for serving API responses.

    import pulumi import pulumi_cloudflare as cloudflare # Replace `your_account_id` with your Cloudflare account ID. account_id = 'your_account_id' # Replace `zone_id` with your Cloudflare zone ID where the worker will be deployed. zone_id = 'your_zone_id' # Define a new Cloudflare Worker Script. # This script would contain the AI logic that you want to run on Cloudflare's edge. worker_script_content = """ addEventListener('fetch', event => { event.respondWith(handleRequest(event.request)) }) async function handleRequest(request) { // Insert your AI inference or processing code here. // For example, this could be a call to a machine learning model. return new Response('Hello World!', { status: 200 }) } """ worker_script = cloudflare.WorkerScript("ai-api-worker", account_id=account_id, content=worker_script_content, ) # Define a new Cloudflare Worker Route. # Requests matching this pattern will trigger the worker. worker_route = cloudflare.WorkerRoute("ai-api-route", zone_id=zone_id, pattern="ai.example.com/api*", # Replace with your API route pattern. script_name=worker_script.name, ) # Export the worker URL for easy access. pulumi.export("worker_url", pulumi.Output.concat("https://", "ai.example.com/api"))

    Breakdown of Pulumi Resources:

    • cloudflare.WorkerScript: This resource is where you would add the actual serverless function code that you want to run on Cloudflare's edge network. The attribute content contains a JavaScript snippet that represents the serverless function. In a production environment, you would replace the Hello World example with your AI-related code.

    • cloudflare.WorkerRoute: This defines a route pattern that, when matched, executes the Worker script provided. In this case, any request to ai.example.com/api* would be intercepted by the Worker. The pattern should match the API endpoint you want your AI service to provide.


    • You’ll need a Cloudflare account and the relevant account_id and zone_id to deploy this setup.
    • The actual AI logic is supposed to be implemented in the JavaScript passed to the WorkerScript's content.

    Remember, Cloudflare Workers are designed for lightweight computation tasks, so you should ensure your AI tasks are appropriate for the constraints of this environment. If you need to perform heavier computations, you may want to offload those to a dedicated backend, and use Workers to handle API request routing, caching, or intermediate processing.

    Once deployed, you'd be able to access the AI API with low latency thanks to Cloudflare's distributed network of edge servers running your AI inference code close to your users globally.