This week's roundup of notable cloud news.
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.
Canalys estimates cloud infrastructure services spend reached US$20 billion in Q2 2018. The top three cloud providers account for 57% market share.
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.
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.
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.
AWS has invited Hava to be part of the AWS Startup Pavilion on Day 1 of the AWS Sydney Summit. Having attended AWS Summits and conferences for years, it’s exciting to be on the other side demoing Hava.
If you're registered for Summit, we'll be at the Startup Pavilion on Wednesday so come over and say hello. We’d love to step you through Hava and show you how we can save you time and headaches visualizing your AWS cloud infrastructure clearly.
How are you currently creating your cloud diagrams? Are you spending quality time with your whiteboard hand drawing them? Or are you trolling through your AWS console, then clicking and dragging in a drawing tool?
Imagine being able to extract real-time diagrams of your actual AWS environments. That would be pretty cool, right?
Well that’s exactly what Hava does!