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Connecting Kafka Cross-Network

Praful Khandelwal sets up a hybrid Kafka cluster:

In this article, we will be talking about a simple set-up involving local machine (macOS) and Azure VM. We’ll discuss the step-by-step procedure to produce events from local machine to Kafka broker hosted on Azure VM and also to consume those events back in local machine. While this does not cover the exact scenario described above, it gives a fair idea about how the Kafka messages can be exchanged across the network.

Kafka is pretty chatty, so I’d hope to have really good network connectivity, such as a Direct Connect (for AWS) or Express Route (Azure) in place.