How to Achieve Fine-Grained Control with AWS Organizations

10Dec,18 Post Image

In the beginning, there was nothing but the default VPC Your single default Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) might be a good way to start prototyping, but depending on the workloads you are managing, it can easily get complex and may require a lot of manual work on your part. In this blog, we’ll […]

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How to Secure Your Web Apps Using AWS Web Application Firewall

20Nov,18 Post Image

Security is a big concern for web applications, especially when they’re used globally. When an asset is public, it’s prone to different kinds of attacks from different hackers. Unfortunately, sometimes developers or organizations don’t focus on securing their web apps from common exploits, or they invest so much time and resource in security that product […]

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Using the AWS Well-Architected Framework to Support DevSecOps

20Nov,18 Post Image

How to apply guidelines from the AWS Well-Architected Framework to make it easier to prioritize security and advance your DevSecOps approach. nOps cloud management for AWS is an easy-to-use SaaS tool that enables DevOps teams to create customized security profiles to identify and support remediation of security violations … Read more: https://www.nops.io/blog/aws-well-architected-framework-security-devsecops

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How to Use Travis CI to Automate CI/CD

06Nov,18 Post Image

You hear about companies like Amazon and Google deploying code thousands of times a day. While your organization may not require that level of frequency, you no doubt need the ability to innovate rapidly. And thanks to cloud and DevOps, these privileges aren’t available only to the unicorns. Here at nClouds, as part of every […]

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On Being Relentless. Achieving AWS Premier Consulting Partner Status.

24Oct,18 Post Image

Celebrating a milestone nClouds achieved an important milestone this month. We were invited to join an exclusive club, the AWS Premier Consulting Partners, representing a level of recognition and earned trust with AWS, the most important company in cloud computing. It’s a group of about 75 partners worldwide (just 35 or so in North America) […]

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How to Reduce Your Docker Image Size for Better Caching and Faster Build & Deploy

08Oct,18 Post Image

Container-based infrastructures are among the hottest cloud computing solutions today. What’s driving the excitement is the ability of containers to make application deployments more manageable, versionable, and faster. That’s why it’s so important to have the most optimal Docker images. Here at nClouds, DevOps is a major focus, and we build CI/CD pipelines for many […]

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nClouds Achieves AWS Migration Competency Status

28Aug,18 Post Image

nClouds, a provider of AWS and DevOps consulting and implementation services, has achieved AWS Migration Competency status. This is a big deal – Migration is a major AWS competency! This designation recognizes that we provide deep expertise to help customers move successfully to AWS, through all phases of complex migration projects, discovery, planning, migration, and […]

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Ovum On the Radar Report: nOps Solves Cloud Management Challenges

29May,18 Post Image

Industry analyst Ovum published their On the Radar report, citing three main reasons organizations are looking for help with AWS configuration issues – and how nOps helps. They need to get a handle on costs and become more proactive in managing them. They need to automate change requests/authorizations to respond to the volume and velocity […]

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4 Takeaways from LendingHome’s Migration Journey to AWS

23May,18 Post Image

Our recent webinar, “Cloud Migration: Solving for Growth with Containers & DevOps on AWS,” illustrates how LendingHome, a fast-growing mortgage lender, optimized their infrastructure to support rapid growth and create competitive advantage. Read on for the top takeaways. This was our third webinar in the series, “5 C’s That Changed the Future,” co-sponsored by nClouds […]

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Tips to simplify API testing with Postman

03May,18 Post Image

A few months ago I started developing what started out as a pretty straightforward API. At the time I thought it was going to be only two or three different API calls, so i didn’t give much thought to testing. But scope creep got the best of me and my innocent text file with test […]

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nClouds Accepted to AWS Service Delivery Program for AWS CloudFormation Service

01May,18 Post Image

nClouds earned AWS Service Delivery Accreditation for AWS CloudFormation Service. The AWS Service Delivery Program highlights AWS consulting partners with a track record of delivering specific AWS services to customers. Attaining the AWS Service Delivery Designation allows nClouds to differentiate itself by showcasing service-level expertise with AWS CloudFormation to AWS customers. Learn more about nClouds […]

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GDPR: May 25 is really soon. Are you ready?

20Apr,18 Post Image

You’re hearing the buzz on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Do you know how it impacts your organization? If you do business in the European Union (EU), regardless of your location, or process personal data of people who reside in the EU, then you need to be compliant by May 25, 2018. What’s the […]

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nClouds Earns AWS Service Catalog Accreditation

03Apr,18 Post Image

nClouds was invited to join the AWS Service Catalog Accreditation program as an early participant and has earned the accreditation. The program is designed to provide consultants with the necessary validation of their skill set to advise customers on provisioning governance in the AWS cloud. “Expertise to create approved and curated collections of applications and […]

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HfS Research Names nClouds HfS Hot Vendor 2018

01Apr,18 Post Image

HfS Research spotlights nClouds’ success supporting clients’ technology and cultural changes associated with adopting a DevOps approach, and credits our SaaS software platform (nOps) for offering both clear oversight of cloud infrastructure dependencies and a quick route to identifying cost savings across the cloud. “Crucially, the deployment of technologies such as automation is the easy […]

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9 Q&A’s on Container Orchestration with AWS Fargate

22Mar,18 Post Image

This blog post is part of a continuing series aligned with the AWS Well-Architected Framework. In this post, we’ll explore AWS Fargate in the context of operational excellence, performance efficiency, and cost optimization — three pillars of the Well-Architected Framework. In a nutshell, Fargate enables you to focus less on servers and more on your […]

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Amazon EMR Quick Start: An Even Faster Path to Build and Deploy Big Data Analytics Apps

09Mar,18 Post Image

I’m excited about this new productivity solution the nClouds team has created — we’ve made it faster and easier to get started on big data apps with the Quick Start for Amazon EMR by nClouds. We saw that as our clients were instrumenting their infrastructure and overall business, they were creating enormous volumes of data. […]

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nClouds Renews Membership in Elite Group of Audited AWS MSP Partners

20Feb,18 Post Image

nClouds achieved recertification in the AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner Program. The program is designed for AWS consulting partners with expert-level skills in cloud infrastructure and application migration, and that deliver value to customers by offering proactive monitoring, automation, and management of their customer’s environment. “To obtain the MSP Partner designation, MSP Partners meet […]

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Get Well-Architected. 6 steps to removing inactive AWS keys now.

12Feb,18 Post Image

This blog kicks off a series in which we’ll address topics aligned with the AWS Well-Architected Framework. If you were at AWS re:Invent, you probably heard AWS CTO Werner Vogels talk about well-architected cloud architecture. The AWS Well-Architected Framework provides a consistent approach and guidance to evaluate architectures and implement scalable designs, with a focus […]

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nClouds named Best New DevOps Solutions Company in 2017 DevOps Dozen Awards

25Jan,18 Post Image

DevOps.com announced the winners of their third annual DevOps Dozen awards. An A-list panel of judges comprised of industry analysts, editors, and other subject matter experts selected nClouds from a list of finalists announced in December, earning nClouds the top spot in the Best New DevOps Solutions Company category. We’re honored, of course, and want […]

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5 Reasons AWS Service Catalog is Sexy for DevOps and Cloud

18Jan,18 Post Image

As organizations expand cloud adoption, it becomes critical to track assets, build workflows, and secure workloads in a defined and standardized manner. With AWS Service Catalog, you can launch pre-approved resources in AWS and incorporate existing ITSM and ITOM systems into your cloud workflows to eliminate silos and encourage DevOps best practices. At nClouds, we’re […]

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