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Why Visual Cloud? - The ‘behind the scenes’ story

Contributed by Anoop P B on 17 Aug 2013

Cloud infrastructure teams often create and maintain deployment diagrams & documentation. Information about which servers are running in each AWS environment and what is the size & state of the servers tend to get quickly out-of-date without a rigid process in place. Furthermore, the current state of an environment in the AWS Management Console cannot be easily visualized. Have a look at this sample screenshot:

One has to go to different sections within the AWS Management Console in order to get all information related to an environment. For eg. The ELB section provides information about the load balancer and the instances connected to the load balancer, whereas the EC2 section displays a list of all instances in the account and the RDS section displays information about the DB instances.

Thus was born VisualCloud which embodies the “Infrastructure as a Diagram” approach. The diagram provides a live visual representation of the different environments within a project with information about the number & size of servers, the stacks they are running, whether they are load balanced or not, and so on.

What’s more, VisualCloud makes it very trivial to do certain operations such as turning on DB replication (‘Multi-AZ’) or turning on CDN (‘CloudFront’).

VisualCloud is Open Source and also available as a Beta SaaS offering for free.

Check it out here:

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