Tools To Assist Your Cloud Architecture Diagrams
Cloud Architecture is the careful consideration of the relationship between various components of an IT project, such as front and back end platforms, databases, software compatibilities, applications, cloud storage, etc.
When creating a Cloud Architecture diagram, costs involved, complexity of the solution proposed, and cloud speed are just a few of these considerations. Here are a few tools that allow you to create Cloud Architecture diagrams more easily.
1. Visual Paradigm Online
With an intuitive diagram editor, and powerful formatting tools, VPO creates a professional-looking diagram that brings out your ideas beautifully. You just need to drag and drop shapes, and later align them with appropriate commands. VPO supports a wide range of visualization needs like software design, data modeling, business process mapping, strategic analysis etc., and has been adopted by a wide range of industries including education and social units.
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Cloudcraft is an AWS optimized tool to capture key services with smart components for EC2, ELB, Redshift etc. It offers information at your fingertips. All you need to do is to click any component to see its current configuration and cost. You can share your diagrams and collaborate directly with your team, export files into documents, and create presentations.
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Arcentry makes it easy for backend and cloud specialists to plan, monitor, and maintain complex server architectures. It combines a feature-rich interface with a host of open-source solutions, like AWS, Azure and Google cloud components to create interactive 3D diagrams that can be exported as high-res images for presentations, blog posts, and developer platforms.
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Having leveraged its constantly-expanding worldwide network of data centers, Microsoft created Azure - a cloud computing platform that provides a range of services like computation, analytics, storage and networking.
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Draw AWS Architecture software facilitates precise drawing with advanced features like snap and glue, auto spacing and alignment, and grids and dynamic guides. Once finished, you can export the drawing into a suitable formant, such as, pdf, ppt, Word, PNG and so on. Edraw also supports big-size, complicated, and multi page drawings.
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Diagramming is as critical to the design process as good architectural design is to the development process. The less complicated the architecture, the easier it is to implement. Fortunately, there are a growing number of tools available to assist in this effort.