3 min read

Automating Cloud Security Diagrams

By Alan Blackmore on June 19, 2024

Automating Cloud Security Diagrams with Hava.io

Topics: aws security azure devsecops
5 min read

Disaster Recovery Cloud Diagrams

By Alan Blackmore on June 17, 2024

It is important for businesses and their engineering staff to have a good understanding of how their cloud infrastructure works and how it hangs together.

This is never more important than during disaster recovery. Having disaster recovery cloud diagrams on hand informs your team on exactly what should be there, what is missing and whether a recovered or restored environment has all the components and resources that need to be there.

One way to help with this understanding is dynamic cloud diagrams that illustrate the various components and how they fit together. Then by capturing changes into a versioning control system you can see the evolution of the architecture and the point at which things went wrong.

In this post, we will look at the benefits of automating the creation of dynamic cloud computing diagrams.

Topics: aws azure gcp
12 min read

Cloud Diagram API Integration

By Team Hava on June 13, 2024

One of the advantages of utilising Hava for your cloud architecture diagramming and documentation is the availability of our robust and flexible API.

Topics: aws cloud Documentation azure gcp api
4 min read

Cloud Diagram Historical Tracking

By Team Hava on June 12, 2024

Businesses have increasingly embraced cloud technology over recent years which brings with it a new set of benefits and challenges.

Topics: aws azure gcp
15 min read

Cloud Cost Visualization

By Team Hava on June 12, 2024

Topics: DevOps FinOps governance
4 min read

Dynamic Cloud Diagrams

By Alan Blackmore on June 11, 2024

It is important for businesses and their engineering staff to have a good understanding of how their cloud infrastructure works and how it hangs together. One way to help with this understanding is dynamic cloud diagrams that illustrate the various components and how they fit together. In this post, we will look at the benefits of automating the creation of dynamic cloud computing diagrams.

Topics: aws azure gcp
18 min read

Azure Cloud Visualization

By Team Hava on June 11, 2024

When you are working with any cloud computing virtual infrastructure, there are many benefits to creating and maintaining accurate Azure Cloud Visualization diagram sets.

You can immediately communicate the network design to both technical engineering staff and also management where necessary.  If you are onboarding new engineers, or engaging external consultants, you can bring them up to speed very quickly with a well laid out infrastructure diagram.

Topics: cloud azure visualization Version History diagrams kubernetes
10 min read

AWS Architecture Diagramming

By Alan Blackmore on June 10, 2024

There are many reasons why you would want to accurately diagram and document your AWS environments. Knowing exactly what is running based on the actual resources configured in your AWS environments is probably the number one reason to use automated AWS Architecture Diagramming software over manually drawn diagrams.

Topics: aws cloud Documentation security visualization vpc diagrams
3 min read

The 7 Reasons to Diagram Your Cloud Architecture You Never Thought Of

By Alan Blackmore on June 7, 2024

Cloud architecture diagrams are typically recognized for their ability to map out infrastructures and help teams visualize the relationships between various components. While these are essential benefits, there are several other, perhaps less obvious, advantages to creating detailed diagrams of your cloud environments, especially with a tool like Hava.io. Here, we delve into seven compelling reasons why you should consider diagramming your cloud architecture that you might not have considered before.

Topics: aws security azure gcp DevOps devsecops
4 min read

Cloud Architecture Visualization

By Team Hava on June 6, 2024

It is priority for businesses and their engineering staff to have a good understanding of how their cloud infrastructure works and how it hangs together. One way to help with this understanding is cloud architecture visualizations that illustrate the various components and how they fit together. In this post, we will look at the benefits of automating your cloud architecture visualization.

Topics: aws azure gcp
5 min read

Multi-Cloud Diagram Tools

By Team Hava on June 6, 2024

With the availability of multiple cloud platforms each with their own strengths and cost advantages, it is not uncommon for IT teams and cloud architects to take advantage of resources from multiple cloud vendors when designing cloud based application architecture.

With this innovation came the demand for mutli-cloud diagram tools.

Topics: aws Documentation azure gcp Version History vpc
10 min read

Implementing Real Time Cloud Mapping

By Team Hava on June 5, 2024

 

Most developers and engineers working with cloud infrastructure will agree that a well laid out network topology diagram (cloud map) is an essential tool when either communicating how the architecture is built, or for use when tracking down the reason for an application outage or performance dip.

Topics: aws azure gcp cloud mapping
9 min read

Cloud Security Mapping

By Team Hava on June 4, 2024

There's no question organizations need robust cloud infrastructure and security management tools to ensure their data and resources remain secure. Visualizing your security stance using Cloud Security Mapping is a great way to improve understanding and communications surrounding your cloud architecture security. 

Topics: aws security azure
4 min read

Automated Cloud Diagrams

By Team Hava on May 30, 2024

It is important for businesses and their engineering staff to have a good understanding of how their cloud infrastructure works and how it hangs together. One way to help with this understanding is automated cloud diagrams that illustrate the various components and how they fit together. In this post, we will look at the benefits of automating the creation of your cloud computing diagrams.

Topics: aws azure gcp
16 min read

Hybrid Cloud Diagramming

By Team Hava on May 30, 2024

 

Hybrid Cloud Diagramming With Hava

Some call it Hybrid Cloud, while others refer to it as Multi Cloud. Whatever your preference, when you build solutions using more than one public cloud provider, then the complexity of mapping out your cloud architecture just got a little trickier.

Hava is an automated cloud architecture diagramming solution that supports the top 3 public cloud providers AWS, Azure and GCP. When you connect your cloud accounts, Hava automatically maps the architecture. In the case of hybrid cloud you can pull in multiple cloud environments into a single diagram and add connections producing a multi cloud diagram that once saved will be automatically updated for you.

What is Hybrid Cloud? 

Modern IT strategies have seen a mass migration away from on premise hardware to the cloud which brings its own challenges. Organizations are seeking new ways to remain agile, cost-effective, and secure. Hybrid cloud architecture has emerged as a game-changing solution, seamlessly integrating public clouds for unparalleled flexibility and scalability.

Topics: hybrid cloud
12 min read

Cloud Infrastructure Charts

By Team Hava on May 29, 2024

Topics: aws Consulting Documentation diagrams
3 min read

Cloud Diagram Version Control

By Team Hava on May 28, 2024

One of the major advantages of using Hava to automate your AWS, Azure and GCP network infrastructure diagramming is the hands free way diagrams are generated and tracked.

Topics: aws azure gcp
3 min read

Cloud Diagram Export Options

By Team Hava on May 27, 2024

If you are building or supporting cloud infrastructure built on AWS, GCP or Azure it is now extremely simple to get a live graphical snapshot of your cloud network topology and extract the diagrams with Hava's cloud diagram export options.

Topics: aws azure gcp DevOps cloudcomputing
2 min read

Cloud Diagram Collaboration

By Alan Blackmore on May 23, 2024

One of the more advanced features of the Hava teams plan is the ability to create teams.

Topics: aws cloud azure cloudcomputing
7 min read

GCP Diagram Automation

By Team Hava on May 21, 2024

When you are building on GCP or working with applications built on GCP as a development or operations engineer you possibly already appreciate the value of a well laid out network topology diagram. Especially if that diagram accurately represents what resources you have configured in your (or your client's) GCP accounts. This is where GCP Diagram Automation comes into play.

Topics: gcp
10 min read

Benefits of Real-Time Cloud Visualization

By Alan Blackmore on May 21, 2024

 

Accurate AWS, GCP or Azure network diagrams play a vital role in monitoring and internally communicating the operational status and design of well engineered AWS infrastructure, which is why serious AWS development teams appreciate the benefits of real-time cloud visualization.

Topics: aws cloud
3 min read

Tools for Real-Time Cloud Mapping

By Alan Blackmore on May 16, 2024

When you are building solutions in the cloud, real-time cloud mapping has become a critical tool for businesses aiming to stay ahead of the curve. The ability to visualize and manage cloud infrastructure in real-time provides organizations with the insights needed to optimize performance, enhance security, and reduce costs.

Topics: aws azure gcp
11 min read

Real Time Cloud Mapping with Hava.io

By Alan Blackmore on May 14, 2024

Streamline Your Cloud Infrastructure: Real-time Cloud Mapping with Hava.io

For professionals tasked with cloud infrastructure management, the complexity of tracking sprawling, dynamic systems can be overwhelming. Enter real time cloud mapping with Hava.io: your solution for real-time cloud architecture mapping. With automated, up-to-date visualizations, Hava.io simplifies the way you manage and understand your cloud environment. This article will reveal how it assists in decision-making, optimizes costs, and enhances security — all through the lens of real-time data visualization.

Topics: aws azure gcp
13 min read

10 Reasons to Automate Cloud Architecture Diagrams with Hava.io

By Alan Blackmore on May 7, 2024

Why consider automating your cloud architecture diagrams with Hava? Simplification, accuracy, and innovation lie at the heart of this question. In this article, we present 10 reasons to automate cloud architecture diagrams with Hava, unpacking how each reason can transform the way you manage and understand your cloud infrastructure.

10 min read

AWS VPC Diagram

By Alan Blackmore on April 30, 2024

There are many reasons why you would want to accurately diagram and document your AWS environments. Knowing exactly what is running based on the actual resources configured in your AWS environments is probably the number one reason to use automated AWS VPC Diagram software over manually drawn diagrams.

Topics: aws cloud Documentation security visualization vpc diagrams
10 min read

Integrating Hava.io with Confluence for Cloud Architecture Clarity

By Alan Blackmore on April 24, 2024


Topics: aws azure gcp
1 min read

Hava Account Audit Logs are Generally Available

By Alan Blackmore on April 16, 2024

Team Hava is pleased to announce that the account audit log feature is now generally available.

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Slash Your AWS Bill: The Best Ways to Save on AWS Cloud Costs in 2024

By Alan Blackmore on April 11, 2024

Managing AWS costs doesn’t need to be daunting. Here's some ways to save on AWS cloud costs and embrace a more cost-effective cloud strategy. By optimizing performance and tapping into various AWS cost-saving features, this guide provides a tangible blueprint for reducing expenses.

Topics: aws
5 min read

How visualising cloud architecture can reveal unused resources

By Team Hava on April 3, 2024

As businesses continue to migrate to the cloud, it’s important to regularly assess and optimize your cloud architecture. One way to do this is through visualization, which can reveal unused resources and help you make informed decisions about your cloud design.

Topics: aws azure gcp
12 min read

The Benefits of Great Cloud Architecture Documentation

By Team Hava on March 27, 2024

Maximizing Efficiency: The Benefits of Cloud Architecture Documentation

Why is cloud architecture documentation a linchpin for successful cloud operations? Effortlessly navigate through your cloud environment, maintain stringent compliance, make cost-effective choices, and streamline resource management with detailed and up-to-date documentation. Each section of this article zeroes in on the benefits of cloud architecture documentation for AWS, Azure and GCP, explaining how these foundational benefits translate into practical advantages for your business.

Topics: aws azure gcp DevOps
2 min read

Custom Resource Connections | Enriching Auto Generated Cloud Diagrams

By Team Hava on March 25, 2024

Creating Custom Connections in Hava

Topics: aws azure gcp
2 min read

Hava Diagram Canvas Resource Filters

By Team Hava on March 25, 2024

Hava now provides the ability to filter exactly what you do and don't want to view on your auto generated cloud architecture diagrams.

Topics: aws azure gcp diagrams
5 min read

Unlocking Cloud Clarity with Hava Architecture Diagrams

By Team Hava on March 20, 2024

Learn How Hava.io Resolves Key Observability Challenges for its Users

Managing complex cloud environments has become a significant challenge for IT professionals. From sprawling cloud architecture to stringent security requirements and budget constraints, the hurdles are many. Hava.io is a revolutionary tool designed to transform how organizations visualize, manage, and optimize their AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud architecture. This blog post delves into the major challenges Hava.io addresses, offering practical hands free clarity and control for cloud management teams.

Topics: aws azure gcp
17 min read

Microsoft Azure Diagram Generator

By Team Hava on March 13, 2024

When you are working with any cloud computing virtual infrastructure, there are many benefits to creating and maintaining accurate Azure Architecture diagram sets.

You can immediately communicate the network design to both technical engineering staff and also management where necessary.  If you are onboarding new engineers, or engaging external consultants, you can bring them up to speed very quickly with a well laid out infrastructure diagram.

Topics: cloud azure visualization Version History diagrams kubernetes
9 min read

Architecture Review Board for Enterprise Cloud I.T.

By Alan Blackmore on March 1, 2024

 

9 min read

Cloud Architecture Diagram Tool from Hava

By Alan Blackmore on March 1, 2024

There are numerous reasons why you would want to accurately diagram and document your AWS environments. Knowing exactly what is running based on the actual resources configured in your cloud environments is probably the number one reason to use an automated Cloud Architecture Diagram Tool over manually drawing your network topology diagrams.

Topics: aws cloud Documentation security visualization vpc diagrams
10 min read

AWS Network Diagram Generator by Hava

By Team Hava on March 1, 2024

There are many reasons why you would want to accurately diagram and document your AWS environments. Knowing exactly what is running based on the actual resources configured in your AWS environments is probably the number one reason to use automated AWS Network Diagram Generator software over manually drawn diagrams.

Topics: aws cloud Documentation security visualization vpc diagrams
11 min read

Best AWS Diagramming Tool

By Team Hava on March 1, 2024

The best AWS diagram generator is certainly a subjective topic. Depending on how your cloud infrastructure is built, what technologies and automation pipeline you are using will definitely influence your view.

In terms of typical VPC deployment and the resources and services used to build modern cloud based applications, we believe the approach and layout generated by Hava when you connect it to your AWS accounts is a worthy contender for the best AWS diagram tool available, especially if automation and accuracy are important to you.

There are many reasons why you would want to accurately diagram and document your AWS environments. Knowing exactly what is running based on the actual resources configured in your AWS environments is probably the number one reason to use automated AWS Network Diagram Tool software over manually drawn diagrams.

Topics: aws cloud Documentation security visualization vpc diagrams
9 min read

AWS Infrastructure Diagram using Hava

By Team Hava on March 1, 2024

There are many reasons why you would want to accurately diagram and document your AWS environments. Knowing exactly what is running based on the actual resources configured in your environments is probably the number one reason to use automated AWS Infrastructure Diagram software over manually drawn diagrams.

Topics: aws cloud Documentation security visualization vpc diagrams
9 min read

AWS Diagram Software

By Team Hava on March 1, 2024

There are countless reasons why you would want to accurately document your AWS environments. Knowing exactly what is running based on the actual resources configured in your AWS environments is probably the number one reason to use automated AWS Diagram Software over manually drawn diagrams.

Topics: aws cloud Documentation security visualization vpc diagrams
10 min read

AWS Infrastructure Diagram Generator

By Team Hava on March 1, 2024

When you are building cloud based applications and networks on AWS, there are many compelling reasons why you would want to accurately diagram and document your AWS infrastructure. Knowing exactly what is running based on the actual resources configured in your AWS environments is probably the number one reason to use an automated AWS infrastructure diagram generator over manually drawing diagrams yourself using a drag and drop process.

Topics: aws cloud Documentation security visualization vpc diagrams
10 min read

Generate Network Diagrams From AWS Using Hava

By Team Hava on March 1, 2024

When you or your team are building applications on AWS you will reach a point where you need to ensure what you intended to build has been executed according to the design brief. Whether you are a cloud enterprise architect, program manager, infrastructure or security architect, cloud operations engineer, application architect, DevOps or an application developer, at every step of the application development and deployment lifecycle, you need to know exactly what has been build and what is running.

There are lots of reasons why you should accurately diagram and document your AWS environments. Knowing exactly what is running based on the actual resources configured in your AWS environments is probably the number one reason to generate network diagrams from AWS.  

Once you have a clear line of sight on your network topology, you can instantly assess whether the network is running as intended.

Topics: aws cloud Documentation security visualization vpc diagrams
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AWS Diagram | Automating Cloud Documentation with Hava

By Team Hava on March 1, 2024

There are numerous reasons why you would want to accurately document your AWS cloud environments with an AWS Diagram.

Topics: aws cloud Consulting Documentation security vpc diagrams
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AWS Diagram Creator

By Team Hava on March 1, 2024

There are so many reasons why you should accurately document your AWS cloud environments with Network Topology Diagrams. They visually portray how your network is constructed, what is running where and how resources are grouped and connected. 

This is a major time saver when explaining your network to new engineers, consultants or other internal stakeholders.

Topics: aws cloud Consulting Documentation security vpc diagrams
11 min read

AWS Architecture Diagram Tool from Hava

By Alan Blackmore on March 1, 2024

When you are building applications and networks on AWS, there are many compelling reasons why you would want to accurately diagram and document your AWS infrastructure. Knowing exactly what is running based on the actual resources configured in your AWS environments is probably the number one reason to use an automated AWS infrastructure diagram generator over manually drawing diagrams yourself using a drag and drop process.

Topics: aws cloud Documentation security visualization vpc diagrams
1 min read

Adding Notes to Hava Cloud Architecture Diagrams

By Team Hava on February 29, 2024

Team Hava are thrilled to announce a much requested feature has been beta released.

Topics: Documentation diagrams enrichment
3 min read

Architectural Review Board Checklist

By Team Hava on February 21, 2024

 

Topics: governance
15 min read

Automated Real-time Visualization of Cloud Environments

By Team Hava on February 19, 2024

When you are building applications or supporting cloud architecture, the ability to see, understand and showcase your cloud architecture is essential.

Topics: aws azure gcp
5 min read

Amazon AWS Cloud Map vs Hava Cloud Mapping

By Team Hava on February 15, 2024

When you want to map out your AWS cloud architecture you might go searching for things like AWS topology map, AWS architecture diagram, or AWS cloud map.

While AWS topology map and architecture diagram suggests you are looking for the type of diagram Hava will auto generate for you to show you all your running AWS resources, AWS Cloud Map is a very different thing which can get easily confused as a diagramming tool.

What are the differences between AWS Cloud Map and Hava cloud architecture mapping?

AWS Cloud Map: Simplifying Service Discovery in the Cloud

AWS Cloud Map is a fully managed service that simplifies the process of service discovery within your cloud infrastructure. Whether you’re dealing with microservices, containers, or other dynamic resources, AWS Cloud Map provides an elegant solution for locating and managing these services. 

What Is AWS Cloud Map?

At its core, AWS Cloud Map allows you to create and maintain a map of backend services and resources that your applications depend on. Let’s break down its key features:

  1. Namespaces: You start by creating a namespace, which acts as a friendly identifier for your resources. Think of it as a label that helps you organize and locate services. A namespace can represent an entire application or a specific set of related services.

  2. Services: Within a namespace, you define services. Each service corresponds to a type of resource (e.g., web servers, database servers, APIs). Services act as templates, providing the necessary information for locating endpoints associated with those resources.

  3. Resource Registration: When your application adds a new resource (such as spinning up a new container or launching an EC2 instance), it registers that resource with AWS Cloud Map. This registration includes details on how to locate the resource, whether through DNS queries or API calls.

  4. Dynamic Updates: As resources come and go (due to scaling, updates, or failures), AWS Cloud Map dynamically updates its map. This ensures that your application always has an accurate view of available services.

How Does AWS Cloud Map Work?

  1. Namespace Creation: You create a namespace, specifying the name you want to use for locating resources. Additionally, you choose the method of resource location:

    • DNS Queries in a VPC: If you prefer DNS-based discovery within a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC).
    • Public DNS Queries: For resources accessible over the internet.
    • AWS Cloud Map DiscoverInstances API Calls: For programmatic discovery.
  2. Service Definition: For each resource type (e.g., web servers, databases), you create a service. This service template includes information about the DNS records to use for locating instances. You can also configure health checks to ensure only healthy instances are returned.

  3. Resource Registration: When a new resource comes online, your application calls the RegisterInstance API. This creates a service instance, containing details on how to locate the resource.

  4. Service Discovery: When your application needs to connect to a resource, it calls the DiscoverInstances API, specifying the namespace and service. AWS Cloud Map returns information on how to locate one or more healthy instances.

Use Cases for AWS Cloud Map

  1. Microservices Architecture: In a microservices environment, services come and go dynamically. AWS Cloud Map ensures that each microservice registers itself and provides an up-to-date view of available services.

  2. Container Orchestration: When using Amazon ECS or Amazon EKS, AWS Cloud Map integrates seamlessly. As containers spin up or down, they automatically register and deregister with the service map.

  3. Multi-Region Deployments: For applications deployed across multiple regions, AWS Cloud Map simplifies cross-region service discovery.

  4. Custom DNS Names: You can define custom DNS names for your services, making them easier to remember and reference.

  5. Filtering with Attributes: Specify attribute values for service instances (e.g., deployment stage, environment). Clients can use these attributes to filter resources.

  6. Hybrid Architectures: AWS Cloud Map works not only with AWS resources but also with on-premises resources, providing a unified service discovery experience.

AWS Cloud Map is a powerful tool for managing service discovery in dynamic cloud environments. By creating a clear map of your backend services, you simplify resource location and enhance the reliability of your applications. Whether you’re building microservices, deploying containers, or orchestrating complex architectures, AWS Cloud Map is a valuable addition to your toolkit.

 

Hava.io is an automated cloud diagramming tool designed to simplify the discovery and documentation of cloud environments.

Here are the key points about Hava:

  1. Automated Cloud Diagrams: Hava generates interactive cloud diagrams within minutes from multiple cloud vendors (such as AWS, Azure, and GCP). These diagrams map out your cloud architecture, providing a visual representation of your infrastructure, security layers, and containers.

  2. Multiple Vendor Support: Connect your cloud accounts (AWS, GCP, and Azure) to Hava. It imports your environments and creates logically laid-out diagrams grouped by VPCs or resource zones. You can easily spot anomalies, review cost forecasts, and export diagrams for management, audit, and compliance purposes.

  3. Resource Details: Selecting each resource on the diagram reveals attributes like security groups, connections, subnets, and ingress/egress IPs. This helps you quickly identify vulnerabilities and understand resource configurations.

  4. Versioning and Change Tracking: Hava continuously polls your cloud configuration. When changes occur, diagrams are updated, and previous versions are archived. You can compare and view historical environment configurations.

  5. Efficiency and Integration: Hava streamlines operations with rapid onboarding, real-time visualization, and fast vulnerability identification. It also offers an API for integration into your build pipeline.

  6. Embed Diagrams Anywhere: Hava provides an embeddable diagram viewer, allowing you to place diagrams externally via an iFrame code snippet without requiring login. There are also native integrations with Confluence, Github and a fully featured API and CLI allowing you to programatically control the addition, generation and updating of your cloud architecture diagrams.

  7. Architecture Change Alerts: When changes are detected, you can configure Hava alerts to send an email to specified recipients which describes the change and provides a revision comparison diagram. Different environments can have different recipients so they know the minute something changes in the architecture they are responsible for.

 

You can learn more about Hava, how it works and what diagrams are produced here:

 
Topics: aws Documentation DevOps cloud mapping
4 min read

Finding User Tags in Amazon AWS, Azure and GCP

By Team Hava on February 13, 2024

How would you like to find any resource in any cloud account from any of the major cloud vendors with a single command?

Topics: aws azure gcp tags
12 min read

Cloud Architecture Disaster Planning for Executives

By Alan Blackmore on February 9, 2024



For cloud execs responsible for cloud architecture, disaster planning is not just a precaution; it's an imperative. Also, for cloud executives, the challenge of ensuring business continuity in the face of unforeseen disasters is paramount.

Topics: aws azure gcp
3 min read

The Benefits of Storing Cloud Architecture Version Drawings

By Team Hava on February 6, 2024

Businesses have increasingly embraced cloud technology over recent years which brings with it a new set of benefits and challenges.

Topics: aws azure gcp
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How Cloud Executives Can Improve Decision Making Using Hava

By Alan Blackmore on February 2, 2024

 

Topics: aws azure gcp
15 min read

GDPR Compliant Cloud Architecture Mapping Diagrams

By Team Hava on January 24, 2024

When you are the custodians of sensitive customer or financial data you need to pay particular attention to data security. What you store and where you store it matters.

Topics: aws azure gcp self-hosted
16 min read

Top Cloud Architecture Monitoring Tools of 2024

By Team Hava on January 17, 2024

Selecting a cloud monitoring tool is a decision that can dictate the efficiency and security of your entire IT operations. This article serves as your guide to understanding and choosing from the top cloud monitoring tools of 2024, ensuring you have the insights to enhance your cloud infrastructure’s performance and security.

Topics: aws azure gcp
13 min read

2024 Cloud Market Share Analysis: Decoding Industry Leaders and Trends

By Team Hava on January 11, 2024

Who leads the cloud market in 2024, and what are their shares? This analysis cuts through the technical jargon to bring you a clear snapshot of the current cloud market share. We’ll evaluate the standing of leaders like AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, disclose notable trends, and discuss the industry’s trajectory.

Topics: aws azure gcp
3 min read

Automated AWS Diagram Generation: Simplify Your Cloud Diagrams

By Team Hava on January 4, 2024

Are you tired of manually creating AWS architecture diagrams? Look no further than hava.io! Our platform generates interactive cloud diagrams in minutes from multiple cloud vendors, including AWS.

The Advantages of Using hava.io for Automated AWS Diagram Generation

With hava.io, you can explore, monitor, and track changes in your cloud infrastructure. Ditch your drawing tools and let hava.io do the heavy lifting for you.

Here are some of the advantages of using hava.io for automated AWS diagram generation:

Ease of Use

Simply create a read-only cross-account role and use those credentials to connect your AWS account to hava.io. It then pulls back the resources and relationships between them, building a complete visualization of your environment in several diagram views.

Infrastructure View - a fully interactive diagram showing you the running resources in a vpc, subnet and availability zone details, connections and all the known metadata related to a selected resource instance.

Security View: Shows you all the configured security groups and what those groups control. The overlaid arrows represent the open ports, ingress and egress points and what protocols are in play.

List View: Shows you a detailed list of all the discovered resources and components found when Hava scanned your AWS account(s). This will include items that are not visualized on your infrastructure diagrams (like network interface cards or storage volumes) that would clutter up the diagram and make it unreadable.

Up-to-Date Diagrams

Hava continuously syncs all your diagrams, so an up-to-date diagram set is always at hand. You can also trigger an update by integrating Hava right into your CI/CD pipeline.

Versioning

Hava retains a version history of your changes detected in your environments. Older versions can be opened, inspected interactively and even exported for external archiving.

Diff View

Visualize what changed between two points in time, what was added and what was taken away. Invaluable if you are trying to track down the cause of an outage or unexpected application errors.

Additional Reporting

Hava includes an AWS compliance report based on the AWS trusted advisor methodology. Reports include an account summary as well as highlighting configuration issues and suggestions.

Architectural Monitoring

Hava can tell you when it detects an unexpected change. An alert is sent to everyone you nominate with a diff diagram showing you the changes that triggered the alert.

Never miss another change again (unintentional or otherwise)

By using hava.io for automated AWS diagram generation, you can save time and effort while ensuring that your diagrams are always up-to-date and accurate. You can sign up with AWS Marketplace today to get started, which integrates into your AWS bill without having to create a new vendor and jump through the usual admin hoops and red tape we all know and love. You can also sign up via our website here: Hava pricing and sign up page

Conclusion

In conclusion, hava.io is a powerful tool that simplifies the process of creating AWS architecture diagrams. With its ease of use, up-to-date diagrams, versioning, diff view, additional reporting, and architectural monitoring, hava.io is the perfect solution for anyone looking to streamline their AWS cloud infrastructure documentation.

 

To learn more, click the button below.


P.S. Hava also supports Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud

Thanks for reading

Team Hava 😊

Topics: aws
3 min read

Unlocking Cloud Cost Efficiencies in 2024

By Team Hava on January 1, 2024

As we head into 2024, as cloud engineers it is a great time to fine tune your strategies to ensure efficient cloud resource utilisation. With the ever present economic headwinds, we should always have one eye on our cloud budget and make savings where possible.

Topics: aws azure gcp FinOps
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Wildcard and Negative Match Cloud Resource Search

By Team Hava on December 18, 2023

Hava has a built in search function used to create custom cloud and hybrid diagrams. This query function allows you to specify a range of search criteria like resource type, tag pairs, IP addresses, cloud regions and so forth.

Topics: aws azure gcp
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Finding Specific Cloud Resource Types Faster with Hava

By Team Hava on December 14, 2023

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How to Find a Cloud IP Address and Its Associated Resources Fast

By Team Hava on December 12, 2023

There will be occasions where you have an IP address you need to track down but you don't necessarily know what cloud environment, cloud account or possibly even what cloud vendor is hosting the problem resource.

Topics: aws azure gcp cloud search
16 min read

10 Essential IT Maintenance Tasks for December: Preparing for the New Year

By Team Hava on December 7, 2023

IT Maintenance opportunities in December

As the year winds down and we enter December, many IT departments find themselves transitioning to skeleton staffing levels. This quieter period presents a unique opportunity, often overlooked, to catch up on critical IT maintenance and documentation tasks that are essential for the smooth operation of your physical and cloud infrastructure. 

Topics: aws azure gcp
2 min read

How to Switch to Hava's New UI

By Team Hava on November 8, 2023

Update: May 2024 - The new UI covered in this article is the only one available. The old UI is deprecated and has been removed.

Behind the scenes, our talented dev team have been beavering away to transform Hava's UI to a cleaner, more intuitive and we think much nicer look and feel.

Topics: aws azure gcp kubernetes hava
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IT Audit Tools for CTOs | Leveraging Hava for Compliance Audits

By Team Hava on November 2, 2023

Staying Ahead of the Game: Leveraging Hava for Compliance and Audits

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From Chaos to Clarity: How Hava Streamlines Communication for Cloud Teams

By Team Hava on October 26, 2023


In the modern digital landscape, cloud infrastructure has become the backbone of many organizations. IT managers, CTOs, and cloud architects are at the forefront of this transformation, tasked with the monumental responsibility of ensuring that cloud operations run smoothly, securely, and efficiently.

Topics: aws azure gcp cloudcomputing
4 min read

Hava CLI - Real Time Cloud Architecture Diagrams in Your CICD Pipeline

By Team Hava on October 24, 2023

Hava's CLI is now generally available. This will enable you to perform functions like adding new cloud accounts or environments to your Hava account as well as generating and updating diagrams as you deploy resources via IaC or command line scripts.

Topics: aws azure gcp api cli
5 min read

Top 7 Reasons to Upgrade Your Hava Subscription

By Team Hava on October 17, 2023

If you are currently coming to the end of your 14 day free trial after exploring the full range of Hava's capabilities now is the time to consider which subscription plan to move forward with.

Topics: aws azure gcp Version History hava
5 min read

AWS Control Tower Integration

By Team Hava on October 16, 2023

We're happy to announce that the Hava AWS Control Tower integration is now available.

Topics: aws cloudcomputing control tower
16 min read

Cloud Architecture Diagramming by Hava

By Team Hava on October 10, 2023

Introduction to Cloud Architecture Diagrams

Topics: aws azure gcp diagrams cloudcomputing architectural monitoring
15 min read

What is Hybrid Cloud? How to visualise multi cloud deployments

By Team Hava on October 3, 2023

 

What is Hybrid Cloud? 

Modern IT strategies have seen a mass migration away from on premise hardware to the cloud which brings its own challenges. Organizations are seeking new ways to remain agile, cost-effective, and secure. Hybrid cloud architecture has emerged as a game-changing solution, seamlessly integrating public and private clouds sometimes with on-premises infrastructure for unparalleled flexibility and scalability.

Topics: hybrid cloud
5 min read

How to capture your historical AWS Azure and GCP cloud changes

By Alan Blackmore on September 26, 2023

When you are working with cloud architecture, knowing when things have changed can be extremely important.

Topics: aws azure gcp
6 min read

Subscribe to Hava on Amazon AWS Marketplace

By Team Hava on September 12, 2023

Team Hava are pleased to announce you can now subscribe to Hava directly within your AWS account via AWS marketplace.

Topics: aws aws marketplace
5 min read

Cloud I.T. Due Diligence for Start Ups

By Team Hava on September 7, 2023

7 min read

Use Hava for Cloud IT Due Diligence

By Team Hava on September 7, 2023

Topics: aws azure gcp cloudcomputing due diligence
13 min read

Azure Diagram Generator from Hava

By Team Hava on August 24, 2023

As a cloud professional working with Microsoft Azure, you no doubt appreciate the value of great cloud architecture diagrams. Well laid out Azure diagrams provide a visual cue for better communication and understanding of your cloud infrastructure at all levels of your organisation, from management down to freshly onboarded engineers and consultants.

Topics: cloud azure visualization Version History diagrams kubernetes
10 min read

Generate AWS Diagrams Using Hava

By Team Hava on August 23, 2023

When you are building cloud solutions on AWS, taking on new client networks or inheriting a project, having up to date documentation is massive advantage.

What used to be a manual labour intensive task can now be achieved in minutes by connecting your AWS, Azure, GCP and Kubernetes Clusters to hava.io and letting Hava auto generate your architecture topology diagrams for you.

You no longer have to do it yourself, or waste other team member's time trawling through consoles or engage consultants to produce accurate perpetually up to date cloud architecture, container and security posture diagrams.

You can always have the diagrams you need on hand when you need them when you leverage Hava's AWS Diagram Generator.

Generate AWS Diagrams on autopilot using Hava  and free yourself from drag and drop forever.

Topics: aws cloud DevOps
13 min read

How to Improve the Accuracy of Your Cloud Diagrams Hands Free with Hava

By Team Hava on August 19, 2023

There's no question diagrams mapping out your cloud architecture are extremely useful. They help you visually understand what is going on, whats running and how it all hangs together.

12 min read

Hava Self Hosted Update v2.3.877 is GA

By Team Hava on August 8, 2023

We're pleased to announce that a major update is now available for customers running Hava in self-hosted deployments.

Topics: aws azure gcp self-hosted
2 min read

Diff View | How to Easily Identify Cloud Resource Changes

By Team Hava on July 28, 2023

When you are tracking down architectural drift, or investigating the cost or security implications of recently deployed cloud resources, being able to see the difference between architecture versions helps answer many questions.

You can now use Hava to easily identify what has changed in your cloud environments with just 2 clicks.

Topics: aws azure gcp DevOps devsecops
16 min read

Visualising Cloud Architectural Drift

By Team Hava on July 27, 2023

Architectural drift sneaks up on you. What was once trim and lean cloud infrastructure can soon become a 900lb Gorilla consuming all the resources and budget you can feed it.

Topics: aws azure gcp architectural monitoring drift
10 min read

Tracking Four Stages of Cloud Architecture Change During a Project

By Team Hava on July 6, 2023

It's no secret that cloud infrastructure can be complex and ever changing beast. Keeping track of changes intentional or otherwise can be difficult.

Topics: aws azure gcp architectural monitoring
9 min read

Hava Cloud Diagrams for Troubleshooting and Maintenance

By Team Hava on June 27, 2023


Managing and maintaining complex cloud infrastructure can be a daunting task. Knowing exactly what is running where is the starting point, especially if you are starting to troubleshoot an issue. This is where Hava.io steps in, offering a powerful solution that simplifies the process of understanding your cloud environments and enhances the efficiency of cloud management.

Hava.io is a robust software platform designed to automatically diagram and monitor the cloud infrastructure and security groups of any connected Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts as well as GCP and Azure cloud. This innovative tool provides a visual representation of your cloud environment, making it easier to understand the structure and interconnections of your resources.

One of the key features of Hava.io is its automation capabilities. Once a cloud account is connected, Hava.io takes over the task of monitoring the environment and updating the diagrams. This happens hands-free, without any manual intervention, ensuring that you always have an up-to-date view of your infrastructure.

Topics: aws azure gcp
6 min read

How a Simple Diagram Helps Enhance Your Cloud Security

By Team Hava on June 22, 2023

Topics: aws security azure DevOps devsecops
11 min read

Standardise Your Cloud Architecture Documentation | Consistency Rules

By Team Hava on June 13, 2023

How does standardised documentation assist with infrastructure visibility and understanding?

Topics: aws Documentation azure gcp
10 min read

Custom Search | Use Hava to Zero in on Cloud Resources

By Team Hava on June 8, 2023

With large and complex cloud infrastructure it is often difficult to zero in on just the resources or segments of your cloud environment that you are interested in.

Topics: aws azure gcp
9 min read

MSP Client Documentation | Leveraging Hava.io for Managed Service Providers

By Team Hava on May 30, 2023

 

A Comprehensive Client Communication Guide for MSPs

Can you communicate to your MSP/PS clients exactly what they have running, where those resources are located, how they are secured and what the impact is when things change.

Topics: diagrams DevOps cloudcomputing msp FinOps
12 min read

Boosting Cloud Search Efficiency with Hava

By Team Hava on May 23, 2023

Managing multiple or even hundreds or thousands of client cloud accounts is no small feat. The volume of resources, the complexity of architectures, and the variety of services involved can make this a daunting task. When you need to respond to alerts or critical errors, you need to find the affected resources, environments and the cloud account that contains them fast.

This is the challenge faced by MSPs and professional services organisations across the globe on a daily basis.

However, the advanced deep search tool built into Hava can dramatically simplify this process.

15 min read

Cloud Costs | How Hava Helps Enhance Your FinOps Capability

By Team Hava on May 17, 2023

Topics: DevOps FinOps governance
6 min read

Cloud Infrastructure Visualization | Show The Team What is Running Now

By Team Hava on May 9, 2023

Cloud Infrastructure Visualization is the best way to get all your team on the same page when it comes to what cloud computing resources you have running.

Topics: aws azure gcp diagrams cloudcomputing
12 min read

Best AWS Cloud Diagram Generator

By Team Hava on May 4, 2023

Introduction: The Best AWS Diagram Generator

Topics: aws diagrams
8 min read

Strengthening Cloud Security with Hava Security Diagrams

By Team Hava on May 1, 2023

There's no question organizations need robust cloud infrastructure and security management tools to ensure their data and resources remain secure.

Topics: aws security azure
5 min read

CMDB Diagrams | How to Bring Context to Your Cloud MDB with Hava

By Team Hava on April 26, 2023

Harnessing the Power of CMDB in Cloud Computing: The Importance of Cloud Diagrams

Topics: aws azure gcp database cmdb
5 min read

Cloud Infrastructure Diagrams for GitHub | Hava.io

By Team Hava on April 18, 2023

Hava cloud infrastructure diagrams are extremely useful for understanding how cloud environments are constructed. They show you what is running, where it is running, how resources are connected and how they are secured.

Diagrams are kept up to date by background tasks that periodically scan for changes in your connected cloud accounts.

Hava diagrams are even more useful when you place them in the web properties where you and your team are working.

Hava's Github Action on the GitHub marketplace is one way you can leverage accurate cloud infrastructure diagrams without being logged into Hava.

Topics: aws github
7 min read

Cloud Architecture Monitoring

By Team Hava on April 17, 2023

In the modern cloud computing landscape, teams need the ability to change architecture fast. When you adopt a CI/CD or dynamic approach to application development and deployment, the pace of change can mean your cloud architecture is a constantly moving target.

Topics: aws security azure gcp DevOps architectural monitoring
6 min read

Cloud Infrastructure Diagram by Hava

By Alan Blackmore on April 13, 2023

Why automate cloud Infrastructure Diagrams?

9 min read

How to Reduce Drawing Cloud Diagrams from Days / Weeks to Minutes

By Team Hava on April 4, 2023

Topics: aws azure gcp
3 min read

How to Track Cloud Changes for Audits Without Stressing Your Ops Teams

By Team Hava on March 28, 2023

If you are subject to ISO PCI SOC or other audits that look into the security, and location of your cloud infrastructure that contains your customer data then you already know the challenges.

Topics: aws azure gcp
7 min read

View Hybrid Cloud Architecture using Multi-Cloud Diagrams

By Team Hava on March 21, 2023

Topics: aws azure gcp hybrid cloud
12 min read

Why Updating Cloud Diagrams is a Waste of Time

By Team Hava on March 13, 2023

As cloud technology advances, engineers are tasked with managing increasingly complex infrastructure. One of the most time-consuming tasks is creating and updating infrastructure diagrams.

Topics: aws azure gcp kubernetes DevOps
7 min read

9 Reasons Why Cloud Network Architects Should Use Diagram Automation

By Team Hava on March 8, 2023

As a cloud network architect you’ll often find yourself redesigning and maintaining existing network infrastructure for applications, with the aim of making them faster and more highly available. Infrastructure diagrams play a critical role in this process by providing a visual representation of the network architecture, which is essential for communication, troubleshooting, and planning. 

Topics: aws azure gcp kubernetes msp architect
7 min read

How to fast-track cloud network architecture redesign

By Team Hava on February 28, 2023

There comes a point in every cloud project where a redesign of the infrastructure is required. It might be for performance reasons, to make the environment more resilient and highly available, or it might be to take advantage of new resources or methodologies that will improve your application's performance and make it easier to maintain.

Topics: aws azure gcp
6 min read

Interactive Wiki Cloud Architecture Diagrams

By Team Hava on February 21, 2023

Topics: aws azure gcp kubernetes DevOps devsecops
2 min read

Self-hosted V2.1.585 is now Generally Available

By Team Hava on February 15, 2023

Topics: self-hosted
7 min read

Viewing Cloud Architecture Without Trawling Vendor Consoles

By Team Hava on February 14, 2023

In this post you are going to learn exactly how you can examine what you have running in your cloud accounts without having to spend hours or days trawling through your cloud consoles trying to establish how exactly does this thing hang together.

Topics: aws azure gcp kubernetes DevOps
11 min read

Streamline Architecture Management with Automated Cloud Diagrams

By Team Hava on February 7, 2023

As a cloud engineer, you understand the complexities and challenges of managing and monitoring cloud environments. The ever-evolving nature of cloud infrastructure requires frequent updates, changes, and modifications which comes with plenty of challenges. 

Topics: aws azure gcp diagrams kubernetes
4 min read

Cloud Architecture Diagrams for Teams

By Team Hava on February 2, 2023

When you are building complex applications with lots of moving parts and hosting them in the cloud, it can be easy to loose sight of exactly what is happening. Explaining how the latest micro service integrates with the existing infrastructure to the rest of the team or how the whole thing hangs together when onboarding new engineers can be difficult and time consuming. (read expensive)

Topics: aws azure gcp kubernetes
6 min read

Cloud Network Security Diagrams by Hava

By Team Hava on January 30, 2023

Cloud network security diagrams are a visual representation of an organization's cloud infrastructure that provides an overview of the security and data protection measures in place. In today's digital age, where cloud computing has become the norm for many organizations, it is crucial to have a secure and protected cloud environment.

Topics: aws azure gcp
9 min read

How to Reduce Cloud Computing Costs in 2023

By Team Hava on January 24, 2023

If you are responsible for cloud infrastructure there is every chance the importance of containing or reducing cloud costs this year will become a focus of your organisation.

Topics: aws azure gcp kubernetes costs
7 min read

CTO Tools: Why care about Hava?

By Team Hava on January 17, 2023

A CTO needs a clear line of sight to the networks and network resources they are responsible for, especially if they that infrastructure is cloud based.

Topics: aws azure gcp kubernetes cto
4 min read

A Hava year in review 2022

By Team Hava on January 16, 2023

2022 was a big year for Hava, several key appointments saw the team almost double in size. We have spent a lot of time thinking about how people use Hava and how Hava can help make cloud practitioner's day to day work lives easier.  We use Hava internally ourselves to document and monitor Hava so we understand how it makes our lives easier too!

Topics: news retrospective
6 min read

Best Cloud Diagramming Software 2024

By Team Hava on January 12, 2023

Who is creating your cloud infrastructure diagrams in 2024?

Topics: aws azure gcp kubernetes DevOps
4 min read

The Power of Automated Cloud Diagrams: Boost Productivity & Save Time

By Team Hava on January 10, 2023

It is important for businesses and their engineering staff to have a good understanding of how their cloud infrastructure works and how it hangs together. One way to help with this understanding is to create diagrams that illustrate the various components and how they fit together. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of automating the creation of your cloud computing diagrams.

Topics: aws azure gcp
7 min read

Diagrams for Cloud Architecture Security

By Team Hava on December 21, 2022

Cloud security is a critical concern for organizations that rely on cloud-based infrastructure and services to store, process, and transmit sensitive data. One key aspect of maintaining effective cloud security is regularly conducting security audits to identify and address potential vulnerabilities and risks.

Topics: aws security
3 min read

What is Amazon AWS Cost Anomaly Detection

By Team Hava on December 19, 2022

In these days of rising business and energy costs we can ultimately expect to see the burden on AWS data centers passed on to customers sooner or later. So keeping on top of your AWS cloud spend has never been more important.

Topics: aws
5 min read

AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials - Monitoring & Analytics

By Team Hava on December 13, 2022

 

3 min read

Displaying Network Connections with Hava.io

By Team Hava on December 7, 2022

When you connect a cloud account to Hava, you will end up with a set of diagrams for every VPC or virtual network discovered.

Topics: aws azure gcp
3 min read

What is Amazon AWS Reachability Analyzer?

By Team Hava on December 6, 2022

AWS Reachability Analyzer is a tool that allows users to test the reachability of their Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources from different locations. This is useful for ensuring that the resources are accessible from the locations where they are needed, and for identifying potential connectivity issues that may affect the performance of the services.

Topics: aws
3 min read

Hava Self Hosted (V2.1.522) is Generally Available

By Team Hava on December 6, 2022

Team Hava is pleased to announce that version 2.1.522 containing a significant number of new features as well as security and performance enhancements is now generally available.

5 min read

Find Cloud Assets From Multiple Accounts/Vendors With a Single Query

By Team Hava on December 1, 2022

When you are managing multiple cloud based networks the chances are there are multiple cloud accounts to look after and these may well be from different vendors.

Topics: aws azure gcp cloudcomputing
8 min read

AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials | Security

By Team Hava on November 29, 2022

AWS are always quick to point out what they refer to as the shared responsibility security model.

Topics: aws
9 min read

Amazon AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials - Storage and Databases

By Team Hava on November 22, 2022

 

Topics: aws database
6 min read

Cloud Computing System Architecture Diagram

By Team Hava on November 17, 2022

Why automate cloud computing System Architecture Diagrams?

5 min read

AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials | Networking

By Team Hava on November 15, 2022

Networking is at the core of just about everything in the cloud. Some elements of your compute infrastructure need to be publicly accessible, while others like databases or transactional applications are better off remaining private.

Topics: aws
2 min read

Hava Releases HashiCorp Terraform Provider Integration

By Team Hava on November 14, 2022

Modern GitOps practices are based around the use of automations to deploy and manage cloud environments. One of the major players in this space is HashiCorp who's Terraform application is used by developers, DevOps and engineers around the world to deploy cloud infrastructure using code.

Topics: aws azure gcp terraform
9 min read

AWS Cloud Architecture Diagram Generator

By Team Hava on November 10, 2022

If you work with AWS at any scale, you will understand the benefits of accurate network documentation. Whether it's trying to get to grips with a network belonging to a new client, or getting a better understanding of exactly what you have running in your own cloud accounts, an accurate network topology diagram goes a long way to quickly understanding the state of play.

Topics: aws cloud
7 min read

AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials | Global Infrastructure and Reliability

By Team Hava on November 8, 2022

Following on from our post on the AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials Compute topic, in this post we’ll look at module 3 which concerns itself with the global infrastructure AWS has in place to deliver cloud services and the reliability built in using the various regions and availability zones to provide both redundancy and lower latency.

Topics: aws DevOps cloudcomputing
6 min read

Hava supports Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)

By Team Hava on November 3, 2022

Did you know your Hava account supports MFA. Are you using it?  MFA provides an optional layer of account log in security, but you probably already know that. In addition to your user name and password, you will be required to enter a one time code generated by a supported TOTP authentication application like Google Authenticator or Authy.

Topics: aws security azure gcp mfa
12 min read

Generate Amazon AWS Architecture Diagrams

By Team Hava on November 2, 2022

AWS cloud architecture can get complex fast. Once you rotate through a few engineers or external consultants how confident are you that someone within your organisation knows exactly what you have running in your cloud accounts and are those resources actually being used.

Having up to date diagrams can be invaluable when you want to know how your networks hang together or need to explain to stakeholders what you have running and why.

The problem with creating and maintaining network diagrams manually is finding the time to do it in the first place, which is never anyone's priority and then finding the time to update the diagrams when things change (which they invariably do) 

Topics: aws cloud Documentation security visualization diagrams
13 min read

AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials | Compute

By Team Hava on November 1, 2022

The AWS Cloud Practitioner Essentials is a course and examination designed to help you understand the essentials of AWS.

Topics: aws
14 min read

Cloud Estate Rationalisation

By Team Hava on October 19, 2022

As more companies turn to the cloud to host critical business applications, mass cloud adoption brings with it a new set of challenges.

Topics: aws azure gcp cloud estate rationalization
4 min read

AWS Microservices Architecture Diagrams

By Team Hava on October 13, 2022

If you have adopted a micro-services approach to application development, you'll understand the benefits of diagrams showing the status and connections of the configured services.

Topics: aws
8 min read

Cloud Diagrams | Hava.io

By Team Hava on October 11, 2022

Topics: aws Consulting Documentation diagrams
4 min read

AWS EKS Architecture Diagrams

By Team Hava on October 6, 2022

Topics: aws kubernetes eks
5 min read

Generate Cloud Network Diagrams Free Trial

By Team Hava on October 4, 2022

When you are building cloud based infrastructure or are handed a new account or existing project to manage, the very first thing you are likely to ask yourself is what does the infrastructure look like? What resources are running? Where are they running? What does the security look like?

Topics: aws Documentation azure gcp kubernetes DevOps containers cloudcomputing
5 min read

What is AWS Athena?

By Team Hava on September 27, 2022

Amazon Athena is a service that enables you to perform SQL queries on data held in amazon S3. There are no complex ETL pipelines to create which makes Athena perfect for anyone with SQL skills to analyse large amounts of data without having to extract and prepare data held in S3.

Topics: aws athena
4 min read

How to Monitor Amazon AWS Auto Scaling Groups

By Team Hava on September 20, 2022

Auto scaling AWS resources in your cloud infrastructure protects the performance of your applications when they are placed under heavy traffic or processing loads.

Topics: aws
6 min read

What is Amazon AWS Glue?

By Team Hava on September 13, 2022

 

Topics: aws
7 min read

What is Amazon AWS Redshift?

By Team Hava on September 6, 2022

Amazon Redshift is a fully managed data warehouse solution from AWS that allows you to store and query large volumes of analytical data. It is fast and scalable providing a 10x performance lift over other data warehouses by using machine learning and parallel processing of queries against columnar storage held on very high performance disk.

Topics: aws
5 min read

How to validate your cloud architecture implementation

By Team Hava on September 2, 2022

When you are deploying cloud infrastructure to AWS, Azure or GCP you typically want to validate that everything went according to plan.

Topics: aws azure gcp kubernetes DevOps
5 min read

Cloud Account Search Engine | Hava.io

By Team Hava on August 30, 2022

If you are managing multiple cloud accounts or maybe hundreds or tens of thousands like a managed service provider (MSP), the ability to find particular resources or specific resource types can be difficult.

Topics: aws azure gcp kubernetes
3 min read

Integrate Cloud Diagrams in your CI/CD pipelines using GitHub Actions

By Team Hava on August 29, 2022

Hava is excited to announce the general availability of the Hava Github Action on the GitHub marketplace.

Topics: aws github
13 min read

Draw Microsoft Azure Diagrams Online

By Team Hava on August 24, 2022

If you have worked with Microsoft Azure for any length of time, you will appreciate the value of great network topology diagrams. Azure network infrastructure diagrams provide a visual cue for better communication and understanding of your azure cloud infrastructure at all levels of your organisation, from management down to freshly onboarded engineers and consultants. But should you draw Azure diagrams yourself, or automate the process?

Topics: cloud azure visualization Version History diagrams kubernetes
7 min read

What is the Amazon AWS CAF Cloud Adoption Framework

By Team Hava on August 23, 2022

The AWS CAF was created by AWS professional services to help businesses create and implement a comprehensive digital transformation plan that complies to AWS best practice. The framework takes advantage of the lessons learned by AWS pro services and partners helping thousands of customers successfully transition workloads to the AWS cloud.

6 min read

5 Reasons Why You Should Automate Your Cloud Diagrams

By Team Hava on August 17, 2022

Topics: aws azure gcp kubernetes msp github
2 min read

Hava Azure Cloud Diagram Updates | Aug 2022

By Team Hava on August 16, 2022

Hava are excited to announce a number of significant enhancements to the Azure diagrams that are automatically generated when you connect your Microsoft Azure accounts to hava.io or your self-hosted Hava app.

Topics: azure
5 min read

Adding Hava Interactive Cloud Diagrams to Confluence

By Team Hava on August 11, 2022

You may already be aware that Hava auto generates interactive network topology and container workload diagrams for AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud and Kubernetes

6 min read

What is Amazon AWS Skill Builder?

By Team Hava on August 9, 2022

AWS Skill Builder is a repository of over 700 training lessons to help you learn AWS and refine your knowledge of AWS services and improve your skills so you can put them into practice or apply the knowledge during the many AWS certifications.

Topics: aws skill builder
6 min read

What is Amazon AWS Global Accelerator

By Team Hava on August 2, 2022

AWS Global Accelerator is a service that allows you to route traffic to your applications using the AWS global network instead of the internet. The internet can be congested and AWS claim that by using their private network infrastructure you can improve the connection speed and performance by as much as 60%.

Topics: aws
8 min read

What is Amazon AWS Cloudscape Design System

By Team Hava on July 27, 2022

Cloudscape Design System, is an open source solution from AWS for building intuitive, engaging, and inclusive user experiences at scale. Cloudscape consists of an extensive set of guidelines to create web applications, along with the design resources and front-end components to help streamline implementation.

Topics: aws
3 min read

How to Use Hava Embedded PNGs in your markdown files

By Team Hava on July 25, 2022

Infrastructure as Code (IaC) using Terraform, Pulumi, or other tools has become the industry standard for deploying and managing infrastructure in the cloud. And when documenting your infrastructure deployments, it is useful to always include a diagram so your peers can quickly understand the architecture of the IaC deployment.

Topics: aws azure gcp kubernetes github iac
3 min read

Hava adds GCP Pub/Sub Diagrams

By Team Hava on July 21, 2022

There are a massive number of reasons why Google Cloud users are turning to Pub/Sub to manage messaging and data movement between applications. This can be data analytics streams, real time events or application events that are ingested by other services. Pub/Sub is also used as messaging oriented middleware to queue tasks for applications or services based on user interaction or server events.

Topics: gcp pub/sub
12 min read

Cloud Architecture Search and Visualization for MSPs

By Team Hava on July 19, 2022

Topics: aws azure gcp kubernetes msp
3 min read

Hava Self Hosted Cloud Diagram Generator

By Team Hava on July 18, 2022

Hava is a cloud based application that automatically generates cloud network topology diagrams for AWS, Azure, GCP and Kubernetes clusters and provides powerful search capabilities to help you locate resources across hundreds of cloud accounts fast.

Topics: aws azure gcp kubernetes self-hosted
8 min read

What is Amazon AWS Security Hub?

By Alan Blackmore on July 13, 2022

AWS security hub is a cloud security posture service that automates security checks and brings security alerts into a central location. The service performs best practice validation against your security settings, aggregates alerts and automates remediation of non compliant security settings.

Topics: aws security
4 min read

Interactive Network Diagrams in Notion Using Hava

By Alan Blackmore on July 6, 2022

We're huge fans of productivity tools and applications, especially ones that save time and help keep things organised. While we are all about saving you time diagramming your cloud infrastructure, finding resources quickly and automating the discovery of everything you have running in the cloud, there are some great applications out there dedicated to organising your work life, managing projects and teams and keeping on top of whatever you have going on.

Topics: aws azure gcp kubernetes notion
5 min read

How To Embed Hava Cloud Network Diagrams

By Team Hava on July 4, 2022

Hava is pleased to announce the general availability of enhanced diagram embeds

When you have an incredibly useful resource, like an accurate up to date cloud network topology diagram, the chances are at some point you are going to want to share it.

Topics: aws azure gcp diagrams
6 min read

What is AWS Amazon QuickSight?

By Team Hava on June 28, 2022

Amazon QuickSight is a popular cloud native serverless business intelligence (BI) service from AWS.

Topics: aws quicksight
11 min read

AWS Diagram Architecture by Hava

By Team Hava on June 22, 2022

When you work with AWS cloud architecture, you almost certainly understand the importance of documenting your AWS VPCs and container clusters using network architecture diagrams.

Topics: aws cloud
8 min read

Amazon AWS Kubernetes Diagrams

By Team Hava on June 16, 2022

When you are building applications and deploying them using containers, getting a visual representation of what pods or tasks are running is an invaluable tool to check that everything is as it should be.

Topics: aws kubernetes eks
15 min read

Killing Your Long Lived Development/Test Cloud Environments

By Team Hava on June 14, 2022

One of the key roles of cloud network managers is containing costs. It is so easy to add to networks and scale resources in the never ending quest for lower latency and better application performance.

Topics: aws Consulting azure gcp kubernetes DevOps
13 min read

Container Diagram Generator by Hava

By Team Hava on June 8, 2022

With the wide adoption of containers as a method of rapidly deploying software applications to the cloud, the need to visualise workloads has been gaining momentum. The need to see the status of pods and tasks in container clusters is a major benefit when you visualise containerised workloads on an interactive diagram.

Hava has always generated diagrams for traditional compute VPCs and virtual networks and for a long time has also automatically generated AWS ECS Cluster diagrams when clusters are detected in a connected AWS account.

The ability to diagram other containerised workloads, particularly the market leading Kubernetes  has now been added to the core functionality of Hava so you can now view AWS EKS Kubernetes clusters, Azure Kubernetes Clusters (AKS), Google Kubernetes Clusters (GKE) and also stand alone Kubernetes Clusters 

One of the diagrams that is automatically generated when you connect your AWS account to Hava is the AWS ECS Container View. 

Topics: aws visualization kubernetes containers ecs
18 min read

Draw Microsoft Azure Architecture Diagrams

By Team Hava on June 2, 2022

If you are building solutions on Microsoft Azure, at some point you'll want to draw some Azure architecture diagrams 

When you have accurate and up to date architecture diagrams on hand it enables you to visually explain your network infrastructure to both your engineering and operations team and also provide management with an easy to understand representation of what you are building and managing.

Accurate up to date diagrams also let you know that your network has been built in line with your design.

If you are onboarding new engineers, or engaging external consultants, you can bring them up to speed very quickly with a well laid out Azure network topology diagram.

The problem with traditional diagrams has always been the time it takes to draw them, which is why it's better to consider generating them instead. If you use manual drag and drop diagram software or drawing packages like Microsoft Visio the process can take forever which is why up to date Azure network topology diagrams are rarely on hand. Cloud engineers almost always don't have the time or motivation to sit down and draw Azure architecture diagrams. Who doesn't have far more important or pressing issues to work on.

This is where you can leverage Hava to help you create Azure diagrams.

If you are taking on a new client or development project, having access to infrastructure documentation is a massive advantage when trying to understand exactly what is running on your network. Come to think of it, with the complex nature of cloud consoles and network configurations you may be surprised at what you have running in your existing Azure infrastructure.

Back in the day our team provided expert cloud consulting services. When we took on a new client, diagramming the new client's infrastructure was always the first job in the process. It was always, without exception, time consuming, laborious but necessary in establishing exactly what was going on in the client's cloud accounts prior to starting work on improving or redesigning the network infrastructure.

Topics: cloud azure visualization Version History diagrams kubernetes
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Amazon AWS Compute Services

By Team Hava on May 31, 2022

Whether you are building a new application or migrating legacy on premise workloads to AWS it's good to know what compute services are available and which ones might be a good choice for your specific application or workload.

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Hava adds EKS automated container diagrams

By Team Hava on May 25, 2022

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Have you designed your AWS architecture for AZ failures

By Team Hava on May 24, 2022

AWS availability zones are on the whole extremely robust, however they are not completely immune to outages. Geographically they are subject to natural and technical disasters that can affect any data center, like floods, prolonged power outages, fires or someone inadvertently slicing through a fibre optic cable.

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By Team Hava on May 19, 2022

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By Team Hava on May 17, 2022

As part of our ongoing quest to help you understand what your cloud infrastructure and security posture looks like through easy to understand diagrams and visualisations, several enhancements to the current security view diagrams have been released that deliver even more clarity to potentially complex visualisations.

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Hava adds GKE auto import and more GCP enhancements

By Team Hava on May 16, 2022

In the latest release, Hava users running GKE workloads will see container diagrams auto generated in their environments dashboard. This new functionality closely follows the addition of direct import of stand alone kubernetes clusters.

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How to find your cloud services fast in the middle of an outage

By Team Hava on May 12, 2022

So imagine your worst nightmare. The cloud based application you have just inherited management and support for has just crashed. The support lines are lit up like a Christmas tree, the support ticket system is having a meltdown and everyone is looking at you for a solution.

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What's Running Where in Your Cloud Resource Infrastructure

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Could your team show you with any confidence what systems and resources you have running in the cloud. Could they do that today, or right now.

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Hava adds K8s Cluster Support

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Whether you are developing cloud based applications or accessing lots of different corporate applications and web properties daily, there is a clear advantage to streamlining your security profile using SSO

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How to find resources in AWS

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What is Amazon AWS Managed Services?

By Alan Blackmore on April 21, 2022

At the heart of AWS managed services is the provision of services that facilitate AWS cloud adoption, by assisting customers to move from on-premises hardware and software to cloud based infrastructure.

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Amazon AWS PCI Diagram

By Team Hava on April 13, 2022

If your application integrates or handles credit card processing, it's a good idea to ensure your network meets PCI DSS standards.

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Amazon AWS Load Balancer Diagram

By Team Hava on April 6, 2022

When you are building applications or managing infrastructure on AWS, being able to visualise what you have built in diagram form has several major advantages,

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Auto Update Cloud Diagrams with Hava

By Team Hava on April 5, 2022

Most developers and engineers working with cloud infrastructure will agree that a well laid out network topology diagram is an essential tool when either communicating how the network is built, or for use when tracking down the reason for an application outage or performance dip.

Topics: aws azure gcp
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Draw Azure Diagrams with Hava

By Team Hava on March 31, 2022

When you work with Microsoft Azure, you no doubt appreciate the value of great network topology diagrams. Good network infrastructure diagrams provide a visual cue for better communication and understanding of your azure cloud infrastructure at all levels of your organisation, from management down to freshly onboarded engineers and consultants. But should you draw Azure diagrams yourself, or automate the process?

Topics: cloud azure visualization Version History diagrams kubernetes
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What is AWS Amazon Lightsail?

By Alan Blackmore on March 30, 2022

Amazon Lightsail is a cloud service from AWS that allows you to deploy pre configured Windows and Linux server stacks that you can manage from an intuitive management console.

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AWS Lambda Architecture Diagrams

By Team Hava on March 23, 2022

AWS Lambda is a serverless compute service that executes code in response to events such as website actions, https requests, files being modified or written to S3 buckets and a whole host of integrated AWS services that have the capability to trigger lambda functions in response to a state change.

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Amazon AWS Free Tiers and Services

By Team Hava on March 22, 2022

Amazon Web Services offers a wide range of services for building web applications, storing and managing data, managing customer engagement and a whole host of other computing capabilities in the cloud.

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AWS Network Architecture Diagram

By Team Hava on March 16, 2022

If you have been working with AWS cloud architecture for any length of time, you almost certainly understand the importance of documenting your AWS VPCs using network topology diagrams.

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Amazon AWS Backup for S3

By Alan Blackmore on March 15, 2022

AWS Backup has recently added S3 to the range of supported services in AWS Backup which means you can now use backup to automate the backup of objects and files stored in Amazon S3.

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AWS Region Diagrams

By Team Hava on March 10, 2022

Identifying the resources and VPCs in your AWS account and which AWS regions they are deployed in can be a time consuming process that is often put off when there are more important jobs to be done. 

If you have been working with AWS infrastructure for any length of time, you understand the importance of documenting your AWS VPCs using network topology diagrams. They visually represent the construction of your AWS network, and can also speed up the on-boarding of new team members and external consultants. 

Knowing what regions your infrastructure is deployed in is essential when trying to establish what would happen if there is an outage in one particular AWS region. If us-east-1 drops out, can your application continue to function.

So having a diagram that clearly shows what regions host your VPCs and AWS resources is not a bad idea.

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What is Amazon AWS DataSync

By Team Hava on March 9, 2022

 

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Azure Security Diagrams in Hava

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AZURE SECURITY VIEW

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What is Amazon AWS Marketplace?

By Team Hava on March 1, 2022

Despite the name, AWS marketplace isn't related to amazon.com or a handy place to pick up a second hand mountain bike. AWS Marketplace is an AWS managed software catalogue that helps users select, install and manage software and machine images from approved and trusted software vendors. Software installed through the AWS marketplace can be billed directly to your normal AWS account.

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AWS Security Architecture Diagrams

By Team Hava on February 23, 2022

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Auto Generate Google Cloud Diagrams

By Team Hava on February 21, 2022

When you are building on GCP or working with applications built on GCP as a development or operations engineer you possibly already appreciate the value of a well laid out network topology diagram. Especially if that diagram accurately represents what resources you have configured in your (or your client's) GCP accounts.

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Cloud Network Real Time Export

By Team Hava on February 17, 2022

If you are building or supporting cloud infrastructure built on AWS, GCP or Azure it is now extremely simple to get a live graphical snapshot of your cloud network topology.

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Auto Generate Azure Diagrams with Hava

By Team Hava on February 16, 2022

As a cloud professional working with Microsoft Azure, you no doubt appreciate the value of great network topology diagrams. Azure diagrams provide a visual cue for better communication and understanding of your cloud infrastructure at all levels of your organisation, from management down to freshly onboarded engineers and consultants.

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AWS Organisations is a free service that allows you to programmatically add and remove AWS accounts and group together AWS accounts into organisational units.

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Quickest Way to Create a Google GCP Diagram

By Team Hava on February 10, 2022

When you are building on Google Cloud Platform or working with applications built on GCP as a development or operations engineer you already appreciate the value of a well laid out network topology diagram that accurately represents what resources you have configured in your (or your client's) GCP accounts.

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Quickest Way to Create a Microsoft Azure Diagram

By Team Hava on February 9, 2022

When you are building on Azure or working with applications built on Azure as a development or operations engineer you already appreciate the value of a well laid out network topology diagram that accurately represents what resources you have configured in your (or your client's) Azure accounts.

Topics: azure
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Quickest Way to Create AWS Diagrams

By Team Hava on February 8, 2022

When you are building on AWS or working with applications built on AWS as a development or operations engineer you already appreciate the value of a well laid out network topology diagram that accurately represents what resources you have configured in your AWS accounts.

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Create Azure Diagram

By Team Hava on February 3, 2022

If you are building solutions on Microsoft Azure, you'll almost certainly want to know your architecture has been built in line with your design which often leads to the need to create Azure diagrams.

When you have accurate and up to date network topology diagrams on hand it enables you to visually explain your network infrastructure to both your engineering and operations team and also provide management with an easy to understand representation of what you are building and managing. If you are onboarding new engineers, or engaging external consultants, you can bring them up to speed very quickly with a well laid out Azure network topology diagram.

The problem with traditional diagrams has always been the time it takes to create them. If you use manual drag and drop diagram software or drawing packages like Microsoft Visio the process can take forever which is why up to date Azure network topology diagrams are rarely on hand. Engineers rarely have the time or motivation to sit down and create Azure diagrams. They generally have far more important or pressing issues to work on.

This is where you can leverage Hava to help you create Azure diagrams.

If you are taking on a new client or development project, having access to infrastructure documentation is a massive advantage when trying to understand exactly what is running on your network. Come to think of it, with the complex nature of cloud consoles and network configurations you may be surprised at what you have running in your existing infrastructure.

Back in the day our team provided expert cloud consulting services. When we took on a new client, diagramming the new client's infrastructure was always the first job in the process. It was always, without exception, time consuming, laborious but necessary in establishing exactly what was going on in the client's cloud accounts prior to starting work on improving or redesigning the network infrastructure.

Topics: cloud azure visualization Version History diagrams kubernetes
5 min read

What is AWS VPC Peering?

By Alan Blackmore on February 2, 2022

AWS Virtual Private Cloud instances  (VPC’s) allow you to run workloads and store data in the cloud.

Topics: aws
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AWS VPC Peering Diagram by Hava

By Team Hava on January 27, 2022

A VPC peering connection is a networking connection between two VPCs that enables you to route traffic between the two VPCs using private IPv4 or IPv6 addresses. Instances in either VPC can communicate with each other as if they are within the same network. You can create a VPC peering connection between your own VPCs, or with a VPC in another AWS account. The VPCs can be in different AWS regions which is also known as an inter-region VPC peering connection.

Topics: aws vpc cloudcomputing
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Amazon AWS S3 Fundamentals

By Team Hava on January 25, 2022

Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) allows you to safely store, retrieve and secure your files on the AWS ecosystem. Storage is segmented into repositories much like a traditional folder that are referred to as buckets.

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