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Azure icons are used to symbolize Azure products. These can help you create custom Azure architectural diagrams, training material, or documentation for your future solution/software/app, etc. There are many Azure icons for the Azure services, so it is useful to understand the most important ones before downloading and using them. We have compiled a list of important Azure icons which can also be downloaded. All of these icons are already included in the Holori Azure architecture diagram software, however, it may be useful for you to understand their purposes.


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Azure load balancer

The process of equally spreading incoming network traffic (load) across a group of backend resources or servers is referred to as load balancing. The load balancer distributes inbound flows to backend pool instances that arrive at the load balancer’s front end. Load balancers are used to balance internet traffic to your virtual machines or within a virtual network. Your applications can be scaled and highly available services created. Azure load balancer icons are an important element of your architecture diagram as they help you and your teammates specify your load balancing requirements.

Virtual machine

Azure’s virtual machines are scalable compute resources that are available on demand. These are suitable for hosting applications. Azure Virtual Machines are  also useful for testing, deploying, and developing environments. Azure provides a pay-as-you-go option to its customers. SQL Server, SAP, Oracle software, and high-performance computing applications can be operated on Azure Virtual Machines. Users can also select between Windows and Linux servers.

Security Center (Microsoft Defender for Cloud)

It is a cloud security solution that scans your cloud configuration for weaknesses and vulnerabilities. It defends against malicious attacks on hybrid workloads running in Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform, and on-premises. The Azure product represented by this icon improves the overall security posture of your environment and helps protect workloads from emerging attacks. It improves the overall security setup of your cloud resources.


This is an Azure service that allows apps to be dynamically scaled by any measure to suit changing demand. It is a feature that you just pay for what you use. For example, if your traffic spikes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Monday through Friday, you can scale back at night and on weekends to save money.

Network Interface Card

It is an interconnection between a Virtual Machine and the underlying software network, also known as NIC. A network interface is automatically created when a virtual machine is created.


VHD Data Disk – VHD

These are Azure-managed disks which provide Block-level storage volumes to store any type of data or application. These are used in combination with Azure Virtual Machines. On-premises, these are physical disks that provide virtual services to customers. Using managed disks, a user can create up to 50,000 VM disks per region. It enables you to create thousands of virtual machines with a single subscription.


It is a compute management platform that enables the execution of large-scale parallel batch applications in the cloud. A user can use this Azure icon to scale hundreds of virtual machines, stage data and run compute pipelines, autoscale on work in the queue, and pay for only what they need.

Virtual Network

Also called as VNet, it enables Azure resources to communicate securely with one another. VNets are similar to traditional networks, but they also have the extra benefits of Azure’s infrastructure, such as scalability and availability. They are very important in a cloud diagramming tool as users can drag and drop other icons on top of Virtual Network areas to virtually add them to this network, thus simplifying the centralized management of the infra.

Storage Accounts

An Azure storage account holds all of your Azure Storage data objects, such as blobs, file shares, queues, tables, and disks. For your Azure Storage data, the storage account generates a unique namespace. This information is available over HTTP or HTTPS from anywhere in the world. Data in your storage account is both long-lasting and highly accessible, as well as safe and scalable.

Blob storage

Azure Blob storage is a cloud object storage service designed for storing large amounts of unstructured data. This Azure icon provides a low-cost, high-availability storage solution that serves images or documents straight to a browser. It can also store files for dispersed access and stream video and audio.

Ultra disk

For Azure IaaS virtual machines, Azure hyper disks provide high throughput, high IOPS, and continuous low latency disk storage. It can modify the performance of the SSD dynamically in response to your workloads without the need to restart your VMs.


It is a DNS domain hosting service that performs name resolution using Microsoft Azure infrastructure. DNS records can be managed on Azure using the same credentials, APIs, tools, and pricing as other Azure services.


Also known as Azure Kubernetes service, it is the easiest method to start developing and delivering cloud-native apps with built-in code-to-cloud pipelines and guardrails. AKS helps you unify the management and governance for on-premises, edge, and multicloud Kubernetes clusters.


Data Box devices are physical devices used to move data to Azure when congested networks are not an option. When time, network availability, or costs are constraints, users can move huge amounts of data to Azure.

Stack edge

It is an Azure-managed device that extends Azure’s computation, storage, and intelligence to the edge. A user can execute applications near to the data at the edge, analyze the data for immediately actionable insights using hardware accelerated AI/ML, and transmit data efficiently and easily between the cloud and the edge.

App Service

You can quickly and easily create enterprise-ready web and mobile apps for any platform or device with App service. They can then be deployed on a scalable and dependable cloud infrastructure.

Traffic Manager

It’s a traffic load balancing service that lets you distribute traffic to your public-facing apps across all Azure regions worldwide. Additionally, Traffic Manager ensures that your public endpoints are constantly accessible and respond rapidly. It improves application availability and efficiency.

Azure SQL Database

It is an Azure-managed database that allows you to build apps that scale with the speed of your business using a managed and intelligent SQL database in the cloud.

Mobile App Service

It is used to construct and host the backend for any mobile app, as the name suggests. You can use offline data sync to create responsive apps that autoscale to match your needs.


Webjobs enable users to run a program or script within the context of a web app, API app, or mobile app.


Azure Functions is a serverless cloud solution that enables you to write less code, manage less infrastructure, and save money. It is an on-demand service that provides all of the constantly updated infrastructure and resources required to operate your apps. 

Cloud Services

It is a PaaS cloud service solution developed to serve scalable, dependable, and cost-effective applications. There are two types of cloud service icons: the first is a Web Role and the second is Worker Role Cloud Service.

Cloud Service Worker Role

This Azure icon does not utilize IIS and runs your software/app independently.

Cloud Service Web Role

It deploys and hosts your program using IIS automatically.

Management Groups

It is a method of managing access, policy, and compliance for such subscriptions in an efficient manner. This Azure icon provides enterprise-grade management at scale regardless of the sort of subscriptions you have. In a cloud diagram it helps you apply common rules to a set of elements instead of doing it for each element individually.

Azure Service Bus

Azure Service Bus is an enterprise message broker with message queues and publish-subscribe topics that is fully managed. It is used to safely route and transfer data and control across service and application boundaries, as well as to coordinate transactional activities that require high reliability.

Azure Logic App

It is an Azure icon that allows you to easily create strong integration solutions.

Resource Group

A resource group is a collection of resources that are linked to an Azure solution. These Azure icons can include all of the resources in the solution or only those that you want to manage as a group.

Content Delivery Network (CDN)

This Azure icon provides a global solution for delivering content quickly and reliably across a global network.

Azure Event Hubs

This is a fully managed Azure service that collects data from millions of devices and streams millions of events per second from any source.

Stream Analytics

A user can simply create an end-to-end serverless streaming pipeline and collect real-time analytics from the cloud to the periphery with a few clicks using Stream Analytics.

IoT Hub

This Azure Icon is capable of connecting, monitoring, and managing billions of IoT assets.


With Azure services built on blockchain technology, this service can streamline complicated operations and deliver efficient supply chain solutions, minimize fraud, verify transactions faster, and develop disruptive new business models.

API management

It is an API management platform for hybrid and multi-cloud settings. This Azure icon in your Azure architecture diagram allows you to deploy API gateways alongside APIs hosted in Azure and other clouds. It also aids in the protection of your resources, creating apps more quickly and enhancing API discoverability


Azure Cosmos is a serverless NoSQL database that is fully managed and cost-effective. It allows you to build or update scalable, high-performance apps.

Public IP

This Azure icon allows Azure resources to communicate with the Internet and with Azure services that are accessible to the general public as well as enables Internet resources to communicate with Azure resources inbound.

Let the icons work for you by using Holori diagramming software.

Holori’s Azure architecture diagram tool is an innovative tool that allows you to create a new Azure architecture diagram very quickly. Azure diagrams made using Holori cloud diagramming software are more than simple drawings or diagrams. They give you a complete overview of your Azure cloud infrastructure and allow you to actively interact with your cloud infra. Any modification made to your cloud infra diagram can then be pushed online to scale your Azure infrastructure up or down

Holori cloud diagramming software also evaluates the cost of your Azure architecture diagram, by selecting the icons of the products you require, Holori suggests the cheapest availability zone for your infra. Holori diagramming software is capable of benchmarking your current infra with multiple cloud providers as well. If you want to save time and costs, look no further and start using Holori architecture diagram tool today.