5 min read

How An Automated Cloud Architecture Diagram Can Save The Day!

By Team Hava on February 27, 2020

 

 

A Cloud Architecture Diagram paints a thousand words.


We’ve all heard the cliche “A picture paints a thousand words”, but there is real value in using images to explain complex technical information.

Topics: aws cloud cloud formation Documentation security azure gcp visualization
22 min read

In Cloud Computing This Week [Feb 21st 2020]

By Team Hava on February 21, 2020

This week's roundup of notable cloud news.

 

Topics: aws azure gcp news
1 min read

AWS Icon Set 2019

By Team Hava on February 26, 2019

Amazon Web Services (AWS) have launched a re-designed set of diagram icons, the first version release was for AWS re:invent 2018, with the official public release on the 2nd of February 2019. Hava now supports diagrams using the new icon set, so you can discover, diagram, diagnose, and document your environments straight from the source of truth with a familiar style. 

Topics: Features aws
7 min read

Cloudcraft vs. Hava

By Team Hava on December 4, 2018

Cloudcraft is known for their isometric AWS diagrams and often one of the tools used to depict the layout of your cloud environments, along with Lucidchart and Draw.io. We all need to start somewhere with our network diagrams, whether it's on a whiteboard, in a drawing tool or in a drag and drop builder.

These diagramming tools are great for the design stage, however as the cloud-native architectures of today continue to evolve, the idea of continually updating diagrams to reflect what's currently running becomes a more impossible task.
Topics: Features
2 min read

Cloud infrastructure spend reached US$20b in Q2 2018

By Team Hava on August 8, 2018

Canalys estimates cloud infrastructure services spend reached US$20 billion in Q2 2018. The top three cloud providers account for 57% market share.

Topics: aws cloud azure
2 min read

Hava's AWS Security Views

By Team Hava on August 2, 2018

AWS security groups act as a virtual firewall for your EC2 instances to control inbound and outbound traffic.

"Security groups act at the instance level, not the subnet level. Therefore, each instance in a subnet in your VPC could be assigned to a different set of security groups." -  AWS Documentation

Trawling through your VPC flow logs helps provide visibility into your network traffic to detect anomalous traffic and provides insights, however, it still comes with its own risk of error.

Generating a visual diagram from the source of truth with automated layouts to display your network infrastructure as it is right now can eliminate the potential risk of human error.

Hava offers several ways to assist with diagnosing security within your network.

Topics: aws cloud security diagnose
4 min read

Still manually updating your network diagrams?

By Team Hava on June 14, 2018

There is no doubt that as we continue to move further into cloud networking and infrastructure our environments are evolving daily. This rapid pace of change is failing to keep up with the expectation that your team knows "how it works" and "what it looks like". Keeping network diagrams up to date is often the last thing on most engineers mind, until the time you need them which in some cases is too late.

Manual creation and updating of diagrams are tedious and time-consuming and not that effective with continuous change. These days we have the ability to automate the process of generating and drawing a diagram, getting the information straight from the source of truth.

Topics: aws cloud Documentation
3 min read

5 Tips for Onboarding Cloud Consultants

By Rebecca Rumble on July 5, 2016

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.

Topics: cloud Consulting Documentation
2 min read

Design for failure lessons learnt from the Sydney AWS outage

By Rebecca Rumble on June 6, 2016

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.

Topics: aws design for failure aws outage
3 min read

Hava + AWS Summit Sydney 2016

By Rebecca Rumble on April 28, 2016

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!
Topics: cloud warrior aws cloud formation blackbirdvc

Featured