1. Dedicated Elastic IP for Reliable Model Deployment Services


    When you want to deploy model services reliably in the cloud, having a static and dedicated IP address is essential. This allows the IP address to remain constant, even if underlying cloud resources change, providing stability for DNS, whitelisting of firewalls, and more consistent network access for users or services connecting to your deployed models.

    In AWS, such a static IP address is known as an Elastic IP (EIP). An Elastic IP address is a reserved public IP address that you can assign to any EC2 instance or network interface in any AWS region. The key advantage of an EIP is that it isn't associated with a specific EC2 instance by default, but can be dynamically mapped to your computing resources, providing a reliable entry point.

    Below is a Pulumi program written in Python which reserves an Elastic IP (EIP) in AWS EC2 and demonstrates how you would set it up. We use the aws.ec2.Eip resource to allocate a new EIP. This IP can then be associated with any EC2 instance or network interface, ensuring that your deployment services can have a reliable and dedicated IP address.

    import pulumi import pulumi_aws as aws # Allocate a new Elastic IP for our deployment services elastic_ip = aws.ec2.Eip("model-deployment-eip") # The Elastic IP can be associated with an EC2 instance or network interface. # For example, if you have an instance, you can associate the EIP like this: # instance_eip_association = aws.ec2.EipAssociation("eip-assoc", # instance_id=ec2_instance.id, # allocation_id=elastic_ip.id, # ) # Export the Elastic IP address so that you can point your services or DNS records to it pulumi.export('elastic_ip', elastic_ip.public_ip) # For more information about using Elastic IPs in AWS, refer to the Pulumi documentation: # https://www.pulumi.com/docs/reference/pkg/aws/ec2/eip/


    • We initiate the allocation of an Elastic IP by calling aws.ec2.Eip("model-deployment-eip"). The string argument is the logical name we use to refer to the Elastic IP within our Pulumi program.
    • When you run this Pulumi program, it provisions a new Elastic IP in your AWS account. This operation does not assign the EIP to any specific resource but makes it ready for association.
    • The commented-out section with aws.ec2.EipAssociation is provided as an example of how you might associate this EIP with a specific EC2 instance. To actually do this, you would first need a reference to an existing EC2 instance (or provision a new one), and then uncomment and update the example code.
    • Finally, the Elastic IP's public address is exported as an output. This output can be used to access your model deployment services from anywhere on the internet, and you can also point a DNS A-record at this address to associate it with a domain.

    Keep in mind that while Elastic IPs are free when they're in use (associated with a running instance or network interface), AWS charges a small fee for Elastic IPs when they are allocated but not associated with a running resource, to discourage wastage of IP addresses.

    You should run this Pulumi program with the appropriate AWS credentials configured in your environment. Upon the successful application of this program, you will have a dedicated Elastic IP that you can use for your model deployment services.