1. Multi-Account AI Development Environments using AWS Organizations


    When working with AWS Organizations, you can centrally manage multiple AWS accounts as a single organization. This is particularly useful when setting up isolated development environments for different projects or teams, often in the context of larger enterprise setups.

    The goal of a multi-account architecture is to have a clean separation of concerns, where each account can represent a different environment or serve a distinct purpose (e.g., development, staging, production). Resources are often isolated within each account to provide better security, easier billing, and fine-grained access control.

    To set up multi-account AI development environments using AWS Organizations with Pulumi, you can follow these steps:

    1. Create an AWS Organization: Set up the main AWS Organization to manage all the accounts.
    2. Create AWS Accounts: Create new accounts for each environment (e.g., one for development, one for staging).
    3. Set up Organizational Units: Organize the accounts within the AWS Organization into Organizational Units (OUs) as needed.
    4. Create and Attach Policies: Define and attach policies for managing access and permissions across the accounts.
    5. Resource Deployment: Use CloudFormation StackSets or other automation techniques to deploy common resources into each account.

    Below is a Pulumi Python program that outlines the setup of an AWS Organization and the creation of separate accounts for AI development environments:

    import pulumi import pulumi_aws as aws # Create a new AWS Organization org = aws.organizations.Organization("ai_organization", feature_set="ALL", opts=pulumi.ResourceOptions(protect=True)) # Protection ensures the org isn't accidentally deleted. # Documentation: https://www.pulumi.com/registry/packages/aws/api-docs/organizations/organization/ # Create an AWS Account for a development environment dev_account = aws.organizations.Account("devAccount", email="dev@example.com", name="devAccount", parent_id=org.roots.apply(lambda roots: roots[0].id), # Attaching to the root of the Organization tags={"Environment": "Development"}) # Documentation: https://www.pulumi.com/registry/packages/aws/api-docs/organizations/account/ # Create an AWS Account for a staging environment staging_account = aws.organizations.Account("stagingAccount", email="staging@example.com", name="stagingAccount", parent_id=org.roots.apply(lambda roots: roots[0].id), # Attaching to the root of the Organization tags={"Environment": "Staging"}) # Optionally, you can also create Organizational Units (OUs) and group accounts within them # Example: Creating an OU for all development-related accounts dev_ou = aws.organizations.OrganizationalUnit("devOU", parent_id=org.roots.apply(lambda roots: roots[0].id), name="DevelopmentEnvironments") # Move the development account into the Development OU dev_account_move = aws.organizations.Account("moveDevAccountToOU", id=dev_account.id, parent_id=dev_ou.id, opts=pulumi.ResourceOptions(depends_on=[dev_ou])) # Documentation: https://www.pulumi.com/registry/packages/aws/api-docs/organizations/organizationalunit/ # Outputting the identifiers of the created resources for reference pulumi.export('organization_id', org.id) pulumi.export('development_account_id', dev_account.id) pulumi.export('staging_account_id', staging_account.id) pulumi.export('development_ou_id', dev_ou.id)

    In this program:

    • We first create an AWS Organization to manage our accounts.
    • We then create two accounts, devAccount and stagingAccount, for the development and staging environments respectively. We attach them to the organization's root by default.
    • We also create an Organizational Unit for Development environments and move the development account into it with the moveDevAccountToOU resource. Organizational Units (OUs) are used for grouping accounts with similar purposes, allowing you to apply policies at the OU level.
    • Finally, we output the IDs of the created resources for subsequent reference.

    Please remember to replace dev@example.com and staging@example.com with the actual email addresses you want to associate with these accounts.

    Keep in mind that AWS Organizations' functionalities can result in complex permission and policy management scenarios. It's crucial to plan and understand the implications of creating multi-account structures, especially regarding billing and security.