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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The ConceptDraw vector stencils library Cisco Products Additional contains equipment symbols for drawing the computer network diagrams.
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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.
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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.
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Microsoft Azure is widely used cloud platform which was created by Microsoft and now is managed by Microsoft datacenters in 19 regions of the world, and has a wide set of benefits and features.
ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Azure Architecture Solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is the best for designing various pictorial infographics, illustrations and materials showing the possibilities and work of Microsoft Azure Cloud System and Azure services.
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For documenting the Cloud Computing Architecture with a goal to facilitate the communication between stakeholders are successfully used the Cloud Computing Architecture diagrams. It is convenient and easy to draw various Cloud Computing Architecture diagrams in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software with help of tools of the Cloud Computing Diagrams Solution from the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
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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
This sample was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software using the Computer and Networks solution from Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Computer and Networks solution provides examples, templates and vector stencils library with symbols of local area network (LAN) and wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment.
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If you want to find a way to understand complex things in minutes, you should try to visualize data. One of the most useful tool for this is creating a flowchart, which is a diagram representing stages of some process in sequential order. There are so many possible uses of flowcharts and you can find tons of flow charts examples and predesigned templates on the Internet. Warehouse flowchart is often used for describing workflow and business process mapping. Using your imagination, you can simplify your job or daily routine with flowcharts.
Warehouse flowcharts are used to document product and information flow between sources of supply and consumers. The flowchart provides the staged guidance on how to manage each aspect of warehousing and describes such aspects as receiving of supplies; control of quality; shipment and storage and corresponding document flow. Warehouse flowchart, being actual is a good source of information. It indicates the stepwise way to complete the warehouse and inventory management process flow. Also it can be very useful for an inventory and audit procedures.
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Network infrastructure planning is a very important process in the network construction, and the share of time allocated to this within the scope of the entire project may reach 60-80%. A competent and thorough approach to planning contributes to the quick investment return, and also increases the reliability and flexibility of the final system, reducing the probability of additional costs related to the incorrect implementation.
Any planning begins with an analysis of the business requirements to the final system. Basic network parameters, which should be assessed are the scalability, accessibility, cost, speed and safety.
Speed and cost are often mistaken for the most important parameters, and the rest of the parameters aren't even remembered. This is not entirely correct. Initially, it is necessary to assess the business plans for the future, because sometimes it is more profitable to invest more money in the beginning. If the business is to develop, then, consequently, demands on
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