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The Role of Cloud Diagrams in Modern Due Diligence Processes

Oct 23, 2023 4:09:00 PM


Nowadays, mergers and acquisitions require a deep dive into the technical infrastructure of target companies, especially when cloud computing is involved. Cloud diagrams, visual representations of a system's cloud architecture, have emerged as invaluable tools in this due diligence process. These diagrams offer insights into system interactions, data flows, security measures, and scalability, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the cloud environment.

Hava, a leading cloud visualization tool, automates the creation of these intricate diagrams for platforms like AWS, Azure, and GCP. With Hava's interactive architecture diagrams, businesses can:

  • Assess System Scalability and Performance: Understand how resources are provisioned and the system's capability to handle increased user traffic.
  • Identify Vulnerabilities: Pinpoint potential single points of failure and assess redundancy measures to mitigate risks.
  • Understand Data Security: Gain insights into data storage, security stance, data locations and compliance measures, ensuring alignment with regulations and governance.
  • Analyze Integration Points: Understand dependencies with external systems, crucial for a smooth transition during acquisitions.
  • Benchmark with Industry Standards: Compare the target company's AWS cloud setup with best practices to identify areas of improvement.

Hava's automated approach ensures that these diagrams are always up-to-date, reflecting real-time changes in the cloud environment. This hands-free solution is especially beneficial during the lengthy due diligence processes, where cloud configurations might undergo multiple changes.

FAQ Section:

Q: What are interactive cloud diagrams? A: Cloud diagrams are visual representations of a software system's architecture deployed on cloud platforms. They detail interactions, data flows, and security measures within the cloud environment. Hava's interactive diagrams allow the viewer to select a resource and view its configuration and meta data without leaving the diagram.

Q: How does Hava enhance the due diligence process? A: Hava automates the creation of detailed and interactive cloud architecture diagrams. These diagrams assist in understanding the cloud setup, identifying vulnerabilities, assessing scalability, and ensuring data security.

Q: Can Hava's diagrams be customized? A: Yes, Hava allows users to create custom views of their architecture, focusing on specific components or interactions, ensuring sensitive information remains protected.

Q: How does Hava ensure the accuracy of its diagrams? A: Hava connects directly to cloud accounts, scans configurations, and generates diagrams based on real-time data, ensuring 100% accuracy. Hava then polls the config continuously and alerts users when things change, which is particularly useful during the M&A process.

Q: Are Hava's diagrams static or interactive? A: Hava's diagrams are interactive, allowing users to click on resources to view detailed attributes, relationships, and security configurations.

Dive deeper into the world of cloud diagrams and their significance in due diligence. Read the full article on Hava's blog for a comprehensive understanding.

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