I created this for a project at work… the actual implementation will bare little resemblance to this but I thought I’d share it. I love working with isometric designs in Visio. Although I’m befuddled as to why it’s so difficult to create isometric / slanted text. Those labels you see here were created by adding a textbox, slightly rotating it, then cutting and “paste-special”-ing as an enhanced picture/meta file. Once it’s pasted as a meta file you can stretch and slant the text along the same lines as the rest of the components in the diagram.
Visio Diagram – Highly Available Database