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What is AWS EC2 Auto Scaling?

By Team Hava on July 28, 2021

Auto-scaling is the capability built into AWS that allows you to ensure you have the right number of EC2 instances provisioned to handle the load of your application. Using Auto-scaling, you can remove the guess work in selecting how many EC2 instances are required to provide an acceptable level of performance for your application without over-provisioning resources and incurring unnecessary costs.

Topics: aws cloud DevOps
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AWS Network Topology Diagram

By Team Hava on July 22, 2021

Accurate AWS network topology diagrams play a major part in monitoring and internally communicating the design of well engineered AWS infrastructure.

Topics: aws cloud
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Microsoft Azure Diagrams

By Team Hava on June 24, 2021

When you are working with Azure cloud computing infrastructure, there are many benefits to creating and maintaining accurate Microsoft Azure diagrams.

You can effectively communicate your Azure 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.

If you are taking on a new client or project, having access to 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 induction 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
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What is Amazon Aurora?

By Team Hava on June 22, 2021

Amazon Aurora is an AWS RDS database service that brings together enterprise performance and scalability at pricing that’s more associated with harder to scale open source solutions.

Topics: aws cloud visualization amazon aurora
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Cloud Architecture Diagram Tool

By Team Hava on June 17, 2021

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
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What is AWS CodeCommit?

By Team Hava on June 15, 2021

If you are developing on AWS or any other platform for that matter, you will understand the need for good version control. Git repositories have for a long time been an effective method of controlling software versions, enabling multiple developers to work on the same code base without overwriting each other’s code and providing the opportunity to roll back code in the event of a release introducing unforeseen behaviours, or bugs as they are more commonly referred to.

Topics: aws cloud visualization cloudcomputing
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What is AWS Fargate?

By Team Hava on June 10, 2021

AWS Fargate is a service that provisions serverless compute resources to run AWS ECS and EKS containers.  AWS states that Fargate allows you to focus on building your applications when you let Fargate provision and manage the infrastructure required. Think of it as containers on-demand with no underlying manually created infrastructure that are quick to launch and scale, where you manage everything at the container level.

Topics: aws cloud security kubernetes DevOps containers cloudcomputing
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AWS Components Diagram

By Team Hava on June 4, 2021

When you are working with AWS cloud infrastructure, accurate network topology diagrams play a major part in monitoring and internally communicating the design of your AWS infrastructure.

Being able to visualise all of your AWS components and resources in diagram form assists in understanding what is running where and also helps experienced engineers spot vulnerabilities and redundancy issues in network design.

Topics: aws cloud
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What is AWS Lambda?

By Team Hava on June 3, 2021

AWS Lambda is a service that allows you to run code and containers without the need to set up, manage or provision servers. Lambda runs your code on highly available compute cloud infrastructure via Functions.  Lambda takes care of server and OS maintenance, scaling, code monitoring and activity/error logging.

Topics: aws cloud visualization diagrams DevOps cloudcomputing lambda
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AWS App Runner

By Team Hava on May 25, 2021

This month AWS announced the release of App Runner which is a fully managed container-native service designed to make it easier for developers to quickly deploy APIs, micro-services, and web applications using source code repositories and container images. 

Topics: aws cloud DevOps containers