How GitOps helps with governance, risk, and compliance on AWS

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What is GitOps The term GitOps was coined by Weaveworks in 2017. GitOps is a logical extension of DevOps. GitOps builds on DevOps with Git as a single source of truth for the whole system. In other words, Git is a secure library repository that holds the best, most complete version of a system’s infrastructure […]

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How to use AWS App Runner to automatically build, deploy, and scale applications

05Nov,21 Post Image

What is AWS App Runner? AWS App Runner is a fully managed service for deploying container images and source code directly to a scalable and secure web application in AWS, with no prior infrastructure experience required. In other words, with App Runner, you can produce a container and run it automatically without thinking about it. […]

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How to use Slack Slash Commands to perform actions on Datadog

29Oct,21 Post Image

Slash commands allow users to invoke an app by typing a string into the message composer box. The forward slash (or simply slash) is also used in command line syntax to indicate a switch. For example, in the DOS/Windows Xcopy statement Xcopy *.  For the context of this blog, “Slack Slash Commands” means that a […]

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What is YAML, and why is it used for data serialization?

21Oct,21 Post Image

YAML is a straightforward, machine-parsable data serialization format designed for human readability and interaction, which can be used in conjunction with all programming languages. YAML is popular because it is optimized for data serialization, formatted dumping, configuration files, log files, and internet messaging and filtering. Since YAML works in concurrence with any programming language, it […]

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How to run AWS Lambda container images using the Serverless Framework

20Oct,21 Post Image

AWS Lambda (Lambda), a fully managed serverless computing service provided by AWS, runs functions packaged as container images to build serverless applications. It takes care of infrastructure build and maintenance. Each Lambda function runs in its isolated environment, with its resources and file-system view. It uses the same techniques as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon […]

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How to use AWS CDK for Terraform

15Oct,21 Post Image

nClouds’ engineers have extensive experience with CloudFormation and infrastructure as code (IaC), and we’ve found that AWS CDK is an invaluable tool as we build solutions for our clients. We used to think in terms of AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) vs. Terraform for provisioning infrastructure — but with AWS CDK for Terraform (cdktf), […]

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Tutorial: How to automate a runbook to reduce MTTR

05Oct,21 Post Image

In this blog, I’ll provide a step-by-step tutorial on automating a runbook to reduce MTTR by using Amazon EventBridge (EventBridge) and Datadog. Datadog is used as a monitoring tool, and EventBridge is used to remediate issues and automatically resolve any alerts. EventBridge is a serverless event bus. It makes building an event-driven workflow for applications […]

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Five fundamental best practices for your
SRE team

23Sep,21 Post Image

In 2003, Benjamin Treynor Sloss, generally credited with coining the term “site reliability engineering (SRE),” was put in charge of running Google’s production team, consisting of seven engineers. Before the DevOps movement, this first team of software engineers was tasked to make Google’s already large-scale sites more reliable, efficient, and scalable. Today, SRE is a […]

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ShareSave: A smarter way to optimize
costs on AWS

21Sep,21 Post Image

At nClouds, we understand that overhead is a company’s greatest asset or its greatest liability. A company’s overhead is time and money. Overhead becomes an asset when it is time well used and money well spent. Overhead is best understood with four letters, c-o-s-t. In other words, what does it cost in terms of time […]

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Why you need AWS Control Tower to manage multiple AWS accounts

10Sep,21 Post Image

As our clients build and deploy workloads on AWS, they often use a multi-account strategy. Multiple AWS accounts serve as a resource container to segregate workloads for rapid innovation, simplified billing, flexible security controls, and to meet the needs of business processes. You may already be familiar with using AWS Organizations for a multi-account structure. So, why […]

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