Data storage is a fundamental aspect of the cloud platform. Microsoft offers scalable, durable and elastic cloud Azure Storage which can be available from any type of application whether it’s running in the cloud and anywhere in the world.
Azure Storage effectively supports the business continuity strategy and includes the set of components which allow to store various app data:
- Blob Storage stores file data, documents, binary files - images, audio, video;
- Table Storage is a NoSQL key-attribute data store, it stores structured datasets;
- Queue Storage ensures the reliable messaging which is needed for workflow processing and communication between cloud services components;
- File storage is a storage for the legacy applications which use the SMB 2.1 protocol.
Access to the services of Azure Storage is realized by means of secure Azure storage accounts. Each storage account provides the unique namespace and has one of two types:
- standard - includes Blob, Table, Queue, and File storage;
- premium - supports Azure Virtual Machine disks only.
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.
Example 1. Azure Storage
Azure Architecture Solution offers 5 predesigned templates which facilitate drawing Azure Architecture Diagrams. Now, all that you need is simply choose the appropriate template and fill it.
Example 2. Azure Architecture Template - Competing Consumers Pattern
Filling template or designing your own Azure Architecture Diagram at the blank ConceptDraw document, you can apply ready-to-use vector shapes and icons offered by 6 libraries also included in Azure Architecture Solution.
Example 3. Azure Architecture - Cloud Library Design Elements
All templates, libraries and collection of Azure Architecture, Azure management, Azure storage, and Azure services samples included in Azure Architecture Solution are available for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM users from ConceptDraw STORE.
Example 4. Windows Azure Reference Architecture
This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software using the predesigned shapes from the libraries of Azure Architecture Solution and represents the detailed scheme of Windows Azure Reference Architecture. An experienced user spent 15 minutes creating this sample.
Use the Azure Architecture Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM Solution Park to create your own professional looking Azure Architecture diagrams and illustrations describing azure storage fast and easy, 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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Designing landscapes nowadays doesn’t require any special skills. Therefore, it’s not rocket science how to use landscape design software and create detailed plans and projects. Special Landscape & Garden Solution from the Building Plans area of ConceptDraw Solution Park provides vivid ready-to-use vector objects of trees, bushes, fences, furniture etc.
Picture: How To use Landscape Design Software
The Internet Connectivity of the computers, mobile devices, computer networks to the Internet enables the users to access the various Internet services. There are many ways and technologies of the connection to the Internet with different data signaling rates: Wireless, Ethernet cable, Optical fiber, Dial-up, DSL, broadband Internet access, etc.
This example was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Computer and Networks solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park and shows how the customers connect to ISPs and ISPs connect between the tiers (peering and transit).
Picture: Internet Connectivity. Computer and Network Examples
The entity–relationship (ER) model is a data model that lets graphically represent the information system and depict the relationships between people, objects, concepts, places, and events within a given system. It is also convenient to use the ER Diagram for Cloud computing representation and description the Cloud computing architecture, design them with pleasure using the extensive tools of the Cloud Computing Diagrams solution from the Computers and Network area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Picture: ER Diagram for Cloud Computing
No one can imagine a geography class without such educational stuff as a geo map or a globe. As for one of the biggest countries in North America, the United States of America Map is present in every American school or college. It’s easier to remember all the states if you look on the map more often.
The following sample represents the map of USA. This precise map has names of all states of America. The different colors which are used to indicate each state add the visuality and brightness to the whole map. The ConceptDraw USA Maps solution - one of a family of ConceptDraw Maps solutions. Any country invokes a big piece of data: geographical, political, statistical, etc. A simple way of representing this data is to design maps that will show a certain item in relation to a particular area of Earth.
Picture: Geo Map — United States of America Map
A flowchart is a simple but very functional tool when it comes to understanding a workflow or to removing unnecessary stages from a process. When drawing flowcharts, keep in mind that there are four common types of flowcharts, like document flowcharts and data flowcharts that show control over a data or document flow over a system. To show controls on a physical level, use system flowcharts. In addition, to show controls in a program, you can draw a program flowchart.
This flowchart diagram represents the piece of an article editing process, that involves the author and editor. It was created using the Basic Flowchart notation that consists from the basic flowchart symbols. The start and the end of the process are indicated with "Terminator" symbols. The "Process" symbols show the action steps consisting from making edits and searching for a compromise, when the author does not agree with the suggestions of the editor. The "Process" symbol is the general symbol in process flowcharts. The "Decision" symbol indicates a branching in the process flow. There are two branches indicated by a Decision shape in the current flowchart (Yes/No, Disagree/Agree). This basic flowchart can be used as a repeating unit in the workflow diagram describing the working process of some editorial office.
Picture: Types of Flowcharts
When thinking about data visualization, one of the first tools that comes to mind is a flowchart design. You can find flowchart symbols, shapes, stencils and icons easily on the Internet, but it might take time to systematize this information. Nevertheless, once you start flowcharting, you’ll love its simplicity and efficiency.
This diagram consists from standard flowchart symbols, approved by ANSI (American National Standard Institute) for drawing flowcharts. A flowchart is a diagram that represents a step-by-step algorithm of any process, displaying the process stages as boxes that are connected with arrows. Flowchart design makes it clear and readable.
Flowchart designed using ConceptDraw DIAGRAM flowchart software allows to make attractive and clear process presentation, it makes interpretation of the business process flow fresh and versatile. Great flowchart design view is a big advantage over the diagram created manually on a paper.
Picture: Flowchart design. Flowchart symbols, shapes, stencils and icons
An abstract representation is usually the first thing you will need while developing a database. To understand the ways that databases are structured, you should look through entity-relationship diagram examples and see the notations features and attributes. With an entity-relationship model you can describe a database of any complexity.
This Entity-relationship diagram is a tool for software developers. It enables every element of database to be managed, communicated and tested before release. This ERD was created using symbols advocated by Chen's notation. Because of a linguistic origin of the Chen’s notation, the boxes representing entities could be interpreted as nouns, and the relationships between them are in verb form, shown on a diagram as a diamond.
Picture: Entity Relationship Diagram Examples
Netflow is a network protocol used for accounting the IP network traffic. It was developed by Cisco Systems. Now it is actually the industrial standard, it is supported by many devices. There are several versions of the protocol, but the most common are the versions 5 and 9.
This diagram was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park and shows the Netflow architecture.
Picture: Netflow architecture. Computer and Network Examples