How Cloud Computing Works
Cloud computing is a powerful modern concept which provides convenient on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources, such as network components, servers, memory, storage, applications, additional resources and services, all of which can be rapidly deployed. The Cloud can have any of the four types of access:
- Private Cloud,
- Public Cloud,
- Community Cloud,
- Hybrid Cloud.
The Cloud Computing gives the companies the ability to use the computing resources which are offered by other company and stored in datacenters. It is economically advantageous for the companies, because allows to use the more reliable equipment, bigger Internet bandwidth, redundant Internet connections, automated backups and at the same time lets to save required huge investments for purchase powerful hardware. The whole amount of computing resources is divided between the companies using a virtualization method that lets dynamically create, expand and move virtual applications, virtual servers and virtual desktops. This allows the company to increase the computing resources in seconds, if required. With purpose of increasing the productivity and continuation a work in crash or failure case, the components used for cloud computing are typically distributed across many systems.
The diagrams and schemes are effective way to visualize the Cloud computing, the differences in their types and how Cloud computing works. Thanks to the ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software extended with Cloud Computing Diagrams solution from the Computers and Network area of ConceptDraw Solution Park, you can design diagrams as easy and quickly as you need.
Example 1. How Cloud Computing Works
Cloud Computing Diagrams Solution offers all needed drawing tools for designing diagrams, and includes 4 libraries:
- Cloud Clipart
- Cloud Round Icons
- Cloud Shapes
- Cloud Connectors
Example 2. Cloud Computing Symbols
These libraries of Cloud Computing Diagrams Solution contain 492 ready-to-use vector shapes. All they are professionally designed and universally accepted objects, icons, connectors and clipart, which will help facilitate the process of design and development of cloud computing.
Example 3. Cloud Clipart Library Design Elements
The Cloud Computing Diagrams Solution offers also numerous collection of professionally designed samples, including those that illustrate in details how Cloud computing works. Each of them is well thought-out, professionally designed, colorful, and attractive example which can be successfully used as is or simply changed for your needs. You can find them all in ConceptDraw STORE.
Example 4. Cloud Computing Stack
The Cloud Computing diagrams you see on this page were created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software using the Cloud Computing Diagrams Solution for ConceptDraw Solution Park and show how Cloud computing works. An experienced user spent 5-10 minutes creating every of these samples.
Use the tools of Cloud Computing Diagrams Solution for ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software to create your own professional looking Cloud Computing diagrams and schemes quick, easy and effective.
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 Cloud Computing Diagrams Solution is available for all ConceptDraw DIAGRAM users.
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Network community structure is a network which nodes can be easily grouped into the sets of nodes with dense internally connections.
This example shows a network that displays the community structure with three groups of nodes with dense internal connections and sparser connections between the groups.
Picture: Network Community Structure. Computer and Network Examples
The best way to visualize the introduction to Cloud computing architecture is to create diagrams and schematics representing what is a cloud computing and how it works. For their design, we recommend to use a powerful ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software supplied with Cloud Computing Diagrams solution from the Computers and Network area of ConceptDraw Solution Park
Picture: Introduction to Cloud Computing Architecture
The ConceptDraw DIAGRAM diagramming and vector drawing software provides the Cloud Computing Diagrams solution from the Computers and Network area of ConceptDraw Solution Park with powerful drawing tools and libraries containing large amount of predesigned vector objects for easy designing and displaying the structure of Amazon Cloud Computing Architecture.
Picture: Amazon Cloud Computing Architecture
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
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
Picture: Cisco Routers. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils and symbols
What is a Work Flow Chart? It is a chart which visually displays the step-by-step transferring of data, documents and tasks during the work. ConceptDraw DIAGRAM extended with Workflow Diagrams solution from the Business Processes area of ConceptDraw Solution Park is the best software for drawing the Work Flow Chart of any complexity.
Picture: Work Flow Chart
Software-Defined Networking (SDN) is a new powerful concept for decision these problems. SDN proposes to disaggregate the traditional networking stacks that are vertically integrated to customize the network operations for specialized environments and improve network service velocity.
On this example you can see the Software-Defined Networking (SDN) diagram that was created in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM using the Computer and Networks Area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Picture: Software Defined Networking System Overview
The ConceptDraw vector stencils library Cisco IBM contains equipment symbols for drawing the computer network diagrams.
Picture: Cisco IBM. Cisco icons, shapes, stencils and symbols
While creating flowcharts and process flow diagrams, you should use special objects to define different statements, so anyone aware of flowcharts can get your scheme right. There is a short and an extended list of basic flowchart symbols and their meaning. Basic flowchart symbols include terminator objects, rectangles for describing steps of a process, diamonds representing appearing conditions and questions and parallelograms to show incoming data.
This diagram gives a general review of the standard symbols that are used when creating flowcharts and process flow diagrams. The practice of using a set of standard flowchart symbols was admitted in order to make flowcharts and other process flow diagrams created by any person properly understandable by other people. The flowchart symbols depict different kinds of actions and phases in a process. The sequence of the actions, and the relationships between them are shown by special lines and arrows. There are a large number of flowchart symbols. Which of them can be used in the particular diagram depends on its type. For instance, some symbols used in data flow diagrams usually are not used in the process flowcharts. Business process system use exactly these flowchart symbols.
Picture: Basic Flowchart Symbols and Meaning