1. Cross-Network AI Services Integration via Azure Relay


    Azure Relay is a service that enables you to securely expose services that reside within a corporate network to the public cloud, without having to open a firewall connection or requiring intrusive changes to a corporate network infrastructure. This is particularly useful for cross-network integrations, such as enabling AI services residing in different networks to communicate.

    To integrate services across networks using Azure Relay, you'd typically set up a Hybrid Connection or a WCF Relay (depending on your specific needs). Hybrid Connections can be used for a variety of protocols (including HTTP and TCP-based applications), whereas WCF Relays are specific to WCF services.

    Below, I'll demonstrate how to use Pulumi to provision a namespace for Azure Relay and a Hybrid Connection, which is a common scenario for enabling cross-network connections.

    First, let's create a new Azure Relay namespace that acts as a container for our relay resources:

    import pulumi import pulumi_azure_native as azure_native # Define a new resource group for our Azure services resource_group = azure_native.resources.ResourceGroup("resourceGroup") # Create an Azure Relay namespace relay_namespace = azure_native.relay.Namespace("relayNamespace", resource_group_name=resource_group.name, location=resource_group.location, sku=azure_native.relay.SkuArgs( name="Standard", # The SKU name of the namespace ), tags={ "environment": "production" } ) # After provisioning the namespace, we can create a Hybrid Connection within it hybrid_connection = azure_native.relay.HybridConnection("hybridConnection", resource_group_name=resource_group.name, namespace_name=relay_namespace.name, user_metadata="Cross-network AI service integration", requires_client_authorization=True, # Whether client authorization is required to send data to the relay ) # Export the Azure Relay Hybrid Connection primary connection string for client use. connection_string = pulumi.Output.all(resource_group.name, relay_namespace.name, hybrid_connection.name).apply( lambda args: azure_native.relay.list_namespace_keys( resource_group_name=args[0], namespace_name=args[1] ).primary_connection_string ) pulumi.export("connectionString", connection_string)

    Explanation of the Program:

    1. We import required modules: pulumi for basic Pulumi resources, and pulumi_azure_native.relay for resources specific to Azure Relay.
    2. A new resource group is created to hold our Azure infrastructure.
    3. We then provision an Azure Relay namespace (Namespace) within our resource group. This acts as a container for relay-related resources.
    4. We allocate a relayNamespace which specifies details such as location and SKU. The SKU is set to "Standard" which determines the pricing tier and capabilities.
    5. With the namespace in place, we now provision a HybridConnection. This sets up the cross-network connectivity within Azure Relay and requires_client_authorization is set to True to ensure secure communication.
    6. The program exports the connection string required to access this hybrid connection. This string is used to establish a connection from applications to the Azure Relay.

    Using the Output:

    The connectionString exported at the end of the program contains the information necessary for clients to connect to the Hybrid Connection. It can be used in application configuration to route traffic through the Azure Relay infrastructure, enabling communication across different networks.

    This program should be considered the starting point, as securing and managing connections involves additional steps depending on the exact needs of your use-case, such as setting up listeners and handling on-premises connection points.