One of the most visible trends in today's information technology (IT) industry is the placement of databases to the cloud. Microsoft Azure is one of such useful cloud services which is quite popular among applications developers and offers them extensive and effective Azure management tools.
Microsoft Azure Portal provides the possibility to build, manage, customize and control the cloud apps of any degree of complexity in a single unified console.
Microsoft Azure offers also the Windows Azure Management Libraries which allows to manage the cloudy infrastructure, services and elements of storage of Windows Azure from .NET applications.
Azure Management API service allows to expose your API’s, manage users who can access them and apply rate limits.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software enhanced with Azure Architecture Solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park offers all needed tools for designing Azure management illustrations and Azure Architecture Diagrams.
Example 1. Azure Management
Azure Architecture Solution provides 6 libraries with 242 vector objects:
- Azure Architecture - Cloud
- Azure Architecture - Deprecated
- Azure Architecture - Enterprise
- Azure Architecture - Microsoft Products
- Azure Architecture - Symbols
- Azure Architecture - Virtual Machines
Thanks to the predesigned icons and objects from these libraries, you can create new ConceptDraw document and design the Azure management illustration in mere minutes.
Example 2. Azure Architecture Solution in ConceptDraw STORE
But the easiest way of drawing any Azure management or Azure architecture diagram is to fill ready template. From ConceptDraw STORE you can observe 5 templates, choose the desired and use it as the base.
Example 3. External Configuration Store Pattern Template
The sample and template you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the shapes from the libraries of Azure Architecture Solution for ConceptDraw Solution Park. An experienced user spent 10 minutes creating this Azure management sample.
Use the Azure Architecture Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software to create your own professional looking Windows Azure management illustrations quick, easy and effective, and then successfully use them in your work activity.
All source documents are vector graphic documents. They are available for reviewing, modifying, or converting to a variety of formats (PDF file, MS PowerPoint, MS Visio, and many other graphic formats) from the ConceptDraw STORE. The Azure Architecture Solution is available for all ConceptDraw DIAGRAM or later users.
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ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Azure Architecture Solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park provides a lot of useful tools which give you the possibility effectively illustrate Microsoft Azure cloud system, Azure services, Azure storage and its components.
Picture: Azure Storage
Near field communication (NFC) is a wireless communication technology that allows smartphones and other similar devices to establish the radio communication with each other on the short distance around 10 centimeters (4 inches).
This example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park and shows the Near field communication (NFC) network.
Picture: Near field communication (NFC). Computer and Network Examples
The Microsoft Windows Azure platform is a highly flexible cloud-based solution with variety of services which supports not only the execution of.NET applications, but also allows developers to use programming languages like Java, PHP, Node.js, or Python.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software provides the Azure Architecture Solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park with a lot of useful tools which make easier: illustration of Windows Azure possibilities and features, describing Windows Azure Architecture, drawing Azure Architecture Diagrams, depicting Azure Cloud System Architecture, describing Azure management, Azure storage, documenting Azure services.
Picture: Windows Azure
Talking about companies, that have influenced the entire industry, we should mention Cisco and it’s influence on network design. Nowadays, this equipment has became a kind of standard, and Cisco icons, shapes, stencils, symbols and design elements are easily recognized among others. You can use these icons to develop a network diagram of any complexity.
When dealing with creating a pack of network documentation, system administrator often have to depict a network containing a network equipment of such a well-known manufacturer as Cisco. As Cisco has developed its own production standard icons that are strongly recommended to use in Cisco network diagrams. The best way to draw Cisco Network diagram Cisco certified icons is using ConceptDraw solution for Cisco Network Diagrams. Using Cisco symbols library provided by this solution allows system administrator, or network architect to design a prototype of a new network or document an existing one.
Picture: Cisco Network Design. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils, symbols and design elements
Designing a workspace or office involves careful consideration of form and function. Conceptdraw offers you all nessesary office design elements in one library. Combine, match, design and create!
Picture: Office - Design Elements
When designing a network, it is important to take into account the hierarchy of network devices. When you have a root device you should consider a tree network topology that might have any number of lower levels as you might need. This technology is based on star and bus network topologies.
This is a schematic representation of a Tree computer network topology. A tree topology means that some star networks are linked together. A star network is a topology of the local network where a central workstation is connected with each end-user computer or peripherals. A tree structure means that, the central nodes of these star networks are linked to a main cable (the Bus topology). So, a Tree network topology is a few Star networks connected into a Bus topology. This scheme can be applied to draw the particular physical or logical network diagrams using the ConceptDraw Computer and Networks solution.
Picture: Tree Network Topology Diagram
A Storage area network (SAN) is a dedicated network that provides access to data storage and operations only on the block level. SAN usually has own network of storage devices/elements and disk arrays that are connected with each other and to a remote data-sharing network. SANs are widely used for enhancing the storage devices (optical jukeboxes, disk arrays, tape libraries) that are accessible for networked servers.
This example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. It shows the hybrid of Storage area network (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) technologies.
Picture: Storage area networks (SAN). Computer and Network Examples
Azure is a cloud computing platform developed by Microsoft which offers the extensive infrastructure and wide set of integrated Azure services useful for effective computing, storage, analytics, databases, networking, application development and deployment.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM extended with Azure Architecture Solution from the Computer and Networks area is a powerful diagramming and vector drawing software with extensive set of useful drawing tools for easy creating Azure Architecture Diagrams and documenting Azure services.
Picture: Azure Services
When describing any computer network, we imagine a set of devices and nodes, arranged in some way. Talking about network structures, we should distinguish physical and logical network topologies, as physical topology is about devices location and logical topology illustrates data flow. In the same time, they do not have to match, and some devices, such as repeaters, may have a physical star layout, but a bus logical topology.
There are two main types of computer network topologies: Physical topology that show the physical organization of a network - equipment and types of connections. Star network topology involves a set of devices that is connected to a single hub (router). Ring network topology means that, devices connected according this topology have two connections, connecting with nearby devices to make a loop. Bus network topology is the topology presented at the current diagram. It is similar to a ring topology. The difference is that data moves up and down a linear connection, copying itself where network equipment works as bus-stations along the way. This network topology can be used for small network, or when adding an extra device into a network.
Picture: Network Topologies