Hava Blog

5 Tips for Onboarding Cloud Consultants Read Now ➟

So you’ve got approval to hire a consultant on a six-month contract to fast track your project. You’ve found the perfect consultancy with proven success in everything you need to implement. Your Scope of Work (SOW) has been signed off on and your consultant starts in a week. Hoorah!

You want the project to be a resounding success, right?

Onboarding your cloud consultant properly is the most critical thing to you can do to maximize your ROI. They have limited time to deliver you results, not being prepared means your consultant sits idle, and that costs you money.

Written by Rebecca Rumble on
July 5, 2016

Tagged as cloud, Consulting, Documentation

Design for failure lessons learnt from the Sydney AWS outage Read Now ➟

Sydney’s wild weather brought down an availability zone in AWS’s AP-SOUTHEAST-2 Region on Sunday night.

Websites went down, customer service calls went up, twitter went nuts, engineers scrambled to find work arounds and management started asking “Why?”. 

If your website crashed, you know by now that it’s probably because your application wasn’t designed for region failure.

One outage should not be reason for you to start thinking that the cloud isn’t right for you, or that you should move service providers. But it should make you revisit your architecture. 

Failure in cloud services is inevitable regardless of your provider. Outages happen so you must design for failure. Your actual infrastructure availability is irrelevant to your application availability. 100% uptime should be achievable even when your cloud provider has an outage regardless of its size.

Written by Rebecca Rumble on
June 6, 2016

Tagged as aws, design for failure, aws outage

Hava + AWS Summit Sydney 2016 Read Now ➟

AWS Summit extended to two days for the first time this year and the turn out was amazing! Summit really is the place to be for anyone interested in Amazon Web Services and cloud infrastructure in general.

Team Hava was given a space at the AWS Startup Hub and the response to Hava was HUGE! So far beyond our expectations. We got to talk to so many great people with various levels of experience with the cloud - all loving the visibility of their AWS infrastructure Hava will give them. Many couldn't believe we're only one year old!

Written by Rebecca Rumble on
April 28, 2016

Tagged as cloud warrior, aws, cloud formation, blackbirdvc

Meet Team Hava at the AWS Sydney Summit Read Now ➟

Come see us at the AWS Startup Pavilion

AWS has invited Hava to be part of the AWS Startup Pavilion on Day 1 of the AWS Sydney Summit. Having attended AWS Summits and conferences for years, it’s exciting to be on the other side demoing Hava.

If you're registered for Summit, we'll be at the Startup Pavilion on Wednesday so come over and say hello. We’d love to step you through Hava and show you how we can save you time and headaches visualizing your AWS cloud infrastructure clearly.

Written by Peter Gatt on
April 20, 2016

Tagged as Investment, aws

Hava Completes Seed Round Funding Read Now ➟

How confident are you with your cloud infrastructure?

How are you currently creating your cloud diagrams? Are you spending quality time with your whiteboard hand drawing them? Or are you trolling through your AWS console, then clicking and dragging in a drawing tool?

Imagine being able to extract real-time diagrams of your actual AWS environments. That would be pretty cool, right?

Well that’s exactly what Hava does!

Written by Peter Gatt on
April 15, 2016

Tagged as Investment, aws, cloud, blackbirdvc

Are you monitoring everything? Read Now ➟

With DevOps now firmly placed in the enterprise sights, we are seeing that automation visibility is becoming critical. Having the view of the state of the delivery pipeline ensures there is an increased awareness of the system as a whole. The question that often arises is “Yes, we need monitoring, but what do we monitor?” There are numbers components of your environments that you should be monitoring, and this blog explores what they are, and why it’s important to monitor them. 

Written by Peter Gatt on
March 21, 2016

Export CloudFormation Read Now ➟


Cloud providers such as AWS, Rackspace and Azure have made it super easy for developers to make use of their powerful services. Which is great for getting features out the door but can often become a problem for those in charge of maintenance and security of these systems. In a world of containers and micro-service architecture, infrastructure sprawl is an increasing problem. But we've found that the best way to combat sprawl without getting in the way of development, is with visibility.

Written by James Martelletti on
February 6, 2016

Tagged as Features