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Draw Azure Diagrams

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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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.

Topics: aws cloud
7 min read

AWS Region Diagram

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.

Topics: aws cloud
6 min read

AWS Security Architecture Diagram

By Team Hava on February 23, 2022

Topics: aws cloud Documentation security visualization vpc diagrams DevOps
18 min read

Auto Generate Azure Diagrams

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.

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

Create Azure Diagrams

By Team Hava on February 3, 2022

If you are building solutions on Microsoft Azure, you'll almost certainly want to know your network 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
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AWS Diagram VPC

By Team Hava on January 20, 2022

 

If you have been working with AWS VPCs for any length of time, you understand the importance of documenting your AWS VPCs using network topology diagrams. Not only do they visually represent the construction of your AWS network, they also speed up the on-boarding of new team members and external consultants the also help you to quickly identify what the network should look like in the middle of an outage.

Topics: aws cloud
20 min read

Azure DevOps Diagrams

By Team Hava on December 9, 2021

When you are working with Azure cloud computing infrastructure in your role as a DevOps engineer, there are many benefits to creating and maintaining accurate Microsoft Azure diagrams.

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

If you are taking on a new client, application or project, having access to detailed infrastructure documentation is a massive advantage when trying to understand exactly what is running where. Back in our cloud consulting days, diagramming a new client's infrastructure was always the first job in the on-boarding process. It was often time consuming, laborious but necessary in establishing exactly what was going on prior to starting work on improving or redesigning infrastructure.

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

Cloud Diagram Team Collaboration

By Team Hava on December 8, 2021

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

Topics: aws cloud azure cloudcomputing
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AWS Diagram Security Groups

By Team Hava on November 24, 2021

Topics: aws cloud Documentation security visualization vpc diagrams DevOps

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