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Introduction to Cloud Computing Architecture

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
This Azure cloud architecture pattern diagram template was created on the base of figure in the article "External Configuration Store Pattern" from the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) website.
"External Configuration Store Pattern.
Move configuration information out of the application deployment package to a centralized location. This pattern can provide opportunities for easier management and control of configuration data, and for sharing configuration data across applications and application instances. ...
The majority of application runtime environments include configuration information that is held in files deployed with the application, located within the application folders. In some cases it is possible to edit these files to change the behavior of the application after it has been deployed. However, in many cases, changes to the configuration require the application to be redeployed, resulting in unacceptable downtime and additional administrative overhead. ...
Store the configuration information in external storage, and provide an interface that can be used to quickly and efficiently read and update configuration settings. The type of external store depends on the hosting and runtime environment of the application. In a cloud-hosted scenario it is typically a cloud-based storage service, but could be a hosted database or other system.
The backing store chosen for configuration information should be fronted by a suitable interface that provides consistent and easy to use access in a controlled way that enables reuse. Ideally, it should expose the information in a correctly typed and structured format. The implementation may also need to authorize users’ access in order to protect configuration data, and be flexible enough to allow multiple versions of the configuration (such as development, staging, or production, and multiple release versions of each one) to be stored." [ ru-RU/ library/ dn589803.aspx]
The Azure cloud system architecture diagram template "External Configuration Store Pattern" for the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software is included in the Azure Architecture solutin from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Cloud computing system architecture diagram template
Cloud computing system architecture diagram template, server generic, file, database generic, cloud, Azure Cache including Redis,
This Azure cloud architecture pattern diagram template was created on the base of figure in the article "Valet Key Pattern" from the Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) website.
"Valet Key Pattern.
Use a token or key that provides clients with restricted direct access to a specific resource or service in order to offload data transfer operations from the application code. This pattern is particularly useful in applications that use cloud-hosted storage systems or queues, and can minimize cost and maximize scalability and performance. ...
Client programs and web browsers often need to read and write files or data streams to and from an application’s storage. ...
Data stores have the capability to handle upload and download of data directly, without requiring the application to perform any processing to move this data, but this typically requires the client to have access to the security credentials for the store.
... applications must be able to securely control access to data in a granular way, but still reduce the load on the server by setting up this connection and then allowing the client to communicate directly with the data store to perform the required read or write operations. ...
To resolve the problem of controlling access to a data store where the store itself cannot manage authentication and authorization of clients, one typical solution is to restrict access to the data store’s public connection and provide the client with a key or token that the data store itself can validate.
This key or token is usually referred to as a valet key. It provides time-limited access to specific resources and allows only predefined operations such as reading and writing to storage or queues, or uploading and downloading in a web browser. Applications can create and issue valet keys to client devices and web browsers quickly and easily, allowing clients to perform the required operations without requiring the application to directly handle the data transfer. This removes the processing overhead, and the consequent impact on performance and scalability, from the application and the server." [ ru-RU/ library/ dn568102.aspx]
The Azure cloud system architecture diagram template "Valet key pattern" for the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software is included in the Azure Architecture solutin from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Cloud computing system architecture diagram template
Cloud computing system architecture diagram template, user, storage blob, key, permissions, app, application,
"In computer networking, cloud computing is computing that involves a large number of computers connected through a communication network such as the Internet, similar to utility computing. ...
Network-based services, which appear to be provided by real server hardware, and are in fact served up by virtual hardware, simulated by software running on one or more real machines are often called cloud computing. Such virtual servers do not physically exist and can therefore be moved around and scaled up or down on the fly without affecting the end user, somewhat like a cloud becoming larger or smaller without being a physical object. ...
Typically, the seller has actual energy-consuming servers which host products and services from a remote location, so end-users don't have to; they can simply log on to the network without installing anything. The major models of cloud computing service are known as software as a service, platform as a service, and infrastructure as a service. These cloud services may be offered in a public, private or hybrid network. Google, Amazon,, Oracle Cloud, Salesforce, Zoho, Access2MyPC, and Microsoft Azure are some well-known cloud vendors." [Cloud computing. Wikipedia]
The AWS architecture diagram example "2-Tier Auto-scalable Web Application Architecture in 1 AZ" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the AWS Architecture Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
AWS architecture diagram
AWS architecture diagram, volume, snapshot, security group, download distribution, bucket, availability zone, auto scaling group, RDS DB instance, Instance, Amazon Route 53,

illustration software, astronomy pictures, astronomy symbols, sketching software   Astronomy

illustration software, astronomy pictures, astronomy symbols, sketching software
Astronomy solution extends ConceptDraw DIAGRAM software with illustration and sketching software with templates, samples and libraries of a variety of astronomy symbols, including constellations, galaxies, stars, and planet vector shapes; a whole host of cele
The vector stencils library "AWS Compute and Networking" contains 23 Amazon Web Services compute and networking icons: Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud symbols, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud symbols, Amazom Route 53 symbols, Elastic Load Balancing symbol, AWS Direct Connect symbol, Auto Scaling symbol, Elastic Network Instance symbol. Use it to draw AWS architecture diagrams of your cloud service. The symbols example "AWS Compute and Networking - Vector stencils library" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the AWS Architecture Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park.
Amazon EC2
Amazon EC2, Amazon EC2,
Instance, instance,
Instances, instances,
DB on instance
DB on instance, DB on instance,
Instance with CloudWatch
Instance with CloudWatch, Instance with CloudWatch,
Elastic IP
Elastic IP, Elastic IP,
Optimized instance
Optimized instance, optimized instance,
Amazon Lambda
Amazon Lambda, Amazon Lambda,
Amazon VPC
Amazon VPC, Amazon VPC,
Router, router,
Internet gateway
Internet gateway, internet gateway,
Customer gateway
Customer gateway, customer gateway,
Virtual private gateway
Virtual private gateway, virtual private gateway,
VPN connection
VPN connection, VPN connection,
VPC peering
VPC peering, VPC peering,
Amazon Route 53
Amazon Route 53, Amazon route 53,
Hosted zone
Hosted zone, hosted zone,
Route table
Route table, route table,
Elastic Load Balancer
Elastic Load Balancer, elastic load balancer,
AWS Direct Connect
AWS Direct Connect, AWS direct connect,
Auto Scaling
Auto Scaling, auto scaling,
Elastic network instance
Elastic network instance, elastic network instance,

Network Topologies

Running your own business or working for some company as IT specialist, one day you definitely face the need of connecting all network and computer devices existing on this enterprise's balance sheet. Especially once this company grows you need more stuff and so elements of network such as laptops, servers, scanners, printers, fax machines, telephones, routers, so you definitely have to make network topology flowchart to arrange it all correctly to connect it with each other. In this case to use ConceptDraw DIAGRAM as a tool to make your topology diagram is the best decision ever! Test how simple it is to use our samples to create your diagrams in a short term! Whether you need to make logical or physical topologies you can always use the service of our software and with help of libraries to design whatever you need. The basic topologies types are: ring, mesh, bus, star, tree or fully connected one, and its examples are there in Solutions waiting for you on this site to use it all. Check it out and enjoy simplicity of using this application right now!
Create Network Topology Diagram
Create Network Topology Diagram
The vector stencils library "Cisco network topology" contains 89 symbols of Cisco network devices and design elements for drawing computer network topology diagrams.
"There are two basic categories of network topologies:
(1) Physical topologies,
(2) Logical topologies.
The shape of the cabling layout used to link devices is called the physical topology of the network. This refers to the layout of cabling, the locations of nodes, and the interconnections between the nodes and the cabling. The physical topology of a network is determined by the capabilities of the network access devices and media, the level of control or fault tolerance desired, and the cost associated with cabling or telecommunications circuits.
The logical topology in contrast, is the way that the signals act on the network media, or the way that the data passes through the network from one device to the next without regard to the physical interconnection of the devices." [Network topology. Wikipedia]
The symbols example "Cisco network topology - Vector stencils library" was created using the ConceptDraw PRO diagramming and vector drawing software extended with the Cisco Network Diagrams solution from the Computer and Networks area of ConceptDraw Solution Park. solution-park/ computer-networks-cisco
Router, router,
Broadband router
Broadband router , broadband router,
Router firewall
Router firewall, router with firewall ,
Wireless router
Wireless router, wireless router,
Workgroup switch
Workgroup switch, workgroup switch,
ATM switch
ATM switch, ATM switch ,
ISDN switch
ISDN switch, ISDN switch,
Multilayer switch
Multilayer switch, multilayer switch ,
Protocol translator
Protocol translator, protocol translator,
Communications server
Communications server, communications server, access server,
Transpath, transpath,
Bridge, bridge,
Terminal server
Terminal server, terminal server,
Route switch processor
Route switch processor, route switch processor,
Content engine (cache director)
Content engine (cache director), content engine, cache director,
Management engine (ME 1100)
Management engine (ME 1100), Management Engine, ME 1100,
Switch processor
Switch processor, switch processor,
Voice gateway
Voice gateway, voice gateway,
SIP Proxy server
SIP Proxy server, SIP Proxy server,
NetRanger, netranger,
Cisco 1000
Cisco 1000, Cisco 1000,
System controller
System controller, system controller,
Directory server
Directory server, directory server,
Cisco Unity Express
Cisco Unity Express, Cisco Unity Express,
Unity server
Unity server, unity server,
Cisco security
Cisco security, Cisco security,
CallManager, callmanager, call manager,
H.323, H.323 ,
CDM (Content Distribution Manager)
CDM (Content Distribution Manager), CDM, content distribution manager,
Access point
Access point, access point,
Wireless bridge
Wireless bridge, wireless bridge,
Wireless connectivity
Wireless connectivity, wireless connectivity,
Guard, guard,
Mobile access router
Mobile access router, mobile access router,
Carrier Routing System (CRS)
Carrier Routing System (CRS), Carrier Routing System, CRS,
Vault, vault,
Workstation, workstation,
Macintosh, Macintosh,
Cloud, gold
Cloud, gold, network cloud,
Cloud, white
Cloud, white, cloud,
Cloud, standard color
Cloud, standard color, cloud,
Cisco security management
Cisco security management, security management,
Government building
Government building, government building ,
Headquarters, blue
Headquarters, blue, headquarters, generic building,
Router in building
Router in building, router in building,
Man, man,
Woman, woman,
Workgroup switch, subdued
Workgroup switch, subdued, workgroup switch,
Router, subdued
Router, subdued, router,
File server
File server, file server,
Firewall, horizontal
Firewall, horizontal, firewall,
Firewall, vertical
Firewall, vertical, firewall,
Firewall, vertical, subdued
Firewall, vertical, subdued, firewall,
Lock, lock,
Key, key,
Lock and key
Lock and key, lock, key, lock and key,
Car, car,
Truck, truck,
File cabinet
File cabinet, file cabinet,
Breakout box
Breakout box, breakout box,
Breakout box, blue
Breakout box, blue, breakout box,
Host, host,
Relational database
Relational database, relational database,  database,
Modem, modem,
BBS (Bulletin Board System)
BBS (Bulletin Board System), BBS, bulletin board system,
Satellite, satellite,
Satellite dish
Satellite dish, satellite dish,
PAD X.28
PAD X.28, PAD X.28,
Diskette, diskette,
Contact center
Contact center, contact center,
Page icon
Page icon, page icon,
Antenna, antenna,
Antenna, blue
Antenna, blue, antenna,
Radio tower
Radio tower, radio tower,