nClouds Helps to Support AWS Outposts

03Dec,19 Post Image

AWS Managed Infrastructure Offering Addresses Low Latency and Local Data Processing Needs nClouds announced that it has capabilities to support AWS Outposts, fully managed and configurable compute and storage racks built with AWS-designed hardware that allow customers to run compute and storage on-premises, while seamlessly connecting to AWS’s broad array of services in the cloud. […]

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Proven AWS real-time data analytics architecture cuts operational costs 50% or more and improves performance

18Oct,19 Post Image

Here at nClouds, we often work with fast-growth clients that require analytics of real-time streaming data. They need a modern data and analytics architecture that: Enhances efficiency and performance by: Processing data at high speed. Scaling automatically to maintain consistently high performance. Starting as many instances as needed without lengthy deployment and configuration delays. Storing […]

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How to use AWS Glue to accelerate data analytics, reduce data prep time, and save costs

26Sep,19 Post Image

Here at nClouds, many of our clients are fast-growth, data-intensive startups and growth-stage companies. They often ask for our help to optimize their data preparation time and costs, and deliver additional value to their customers. Sound familiar? In such a case, I recommend a solution using AWS Glue and Amazon Athena to more easily structure […]

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Connect your on-premises network to Amazon VPC with an AWS Site-to-Site VPN tunnel

21Sep,19 Post Image

Here at nClouds, our clients often ask for our help to connect their on-premises infrastructure with the AWS infrastructure when they want to: Sync their on-premises data center with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), so that they can: Add more compute capacity to their network. Launch additional web servers. Move their corporate applications to […]

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7 Terraform tips for application modernization

28Aug,19 Post Image

Here at nClouds, we help companies modernize their applications on AWS. With each application modernization project, we learn something new that enables us to do the next one even more efficiently. Sometimes we are modernizing a workload already running on AWS, and sometimes we are migrating a workload to AWS. We rely on infrastructure as […]

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How to deploy a Kubernetes cluster on AWS with Terraform & kops

14Aug,19 Post Image

Sometimes I wonder which technology has more buzz: Kubernetes or AI? Honestly, being a DevOps engineer at a DevOps consulting company, I would say the answer is Kubernetes. But, just like any popular technology, there is some confusion because there are many options for deployment: You could use a native solution from your cloud provider, […]

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How to move code from DEV/UAT to PROD fast using AWS CodePipeline and AWS CodeBuild

26Jul,19 Post Image

Is your business focused on delivering new features faster? To do so, are you implementing a continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline? Would you like to accelerate the CI/CD process by moving code from development and user acceptance testing stages (DEV/UAT) to production stage (PROD) faster? If so, this blog is for you. In […]

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How to improve microservices-based application availability and engineering productivity with AWS Cloud Map

16Jul,19 Post Image

Does your business need to innovate faster to remain competitive? To accelerate the pace of innovation, have you implemented modern microservices-based applications running in containerized environments? Do you want to improve the availability of those applications and enhance engineering productivity? If so, this blog is for you. The dynamic challenge of microservices Microservices are implemented […]

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How to save 20% in AWS costs by using AWS Service Catalog

06May,19 Post Image

Are your DevOps teams focused on delivering innovation faster, continually spinning up new services that drive the proliferation of (sometimes) unneeded cloud instances? Do your AWS resources stay active after the project is done, with the meter still running? Do you lack visibility into who, what, and why resources are provisioned? Is all of this […]

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How to Select and Migrate to the Right AWS Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) Solution

13Mar,19 Post Image

Are you deciding whether to stay with AWS Classic Load Balancer (CLB), previously known as Elastic Load Balancer, or migrate to one of the newer types of Elastic Load Balancing (ELB) solutions: AWS Classic Load Balancer (CLB), previously known as Elastic Load Balancer Application Load Balancer (ALB) Network Load Balancer (NLB) If you’re currently using […]

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What’s the Best AWS Container Management Service for You — Amazon ECS, AWS Fargate, or Amazon EKS?

08Mar,19 Post Image

Are you grappling with deciding which container management service to use in the AWS cloud? Do you need to build microservices and complex architectures? Do you need to manage containers, or do you want to run containers without managing servers? If so, this blog is for you. At nClouds, we are on a mission to […]

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Improve Scalability and Efficiency with Amazon ECS Task Placement Strategies

20Feb,19 Post Image

Would you like to run and orchestrate Docker containers automatically on AWS? Do your applications need to scale up or down continuously, based on different metrics? Do you have microservices applications running on Docker containers? Would you like to free up compute resources after jobs or applications finish processing? If so, this blog is for […]

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Improve Operational Efficiency with Cross-Account AWS IAM Roles in ECS Containers

19Feb,19 Post Image

Do you have a multiple AWS account structure? Have you ever needed to run a task on ECS in one AWS account and have that task access resources in a different AWS account? If your answer to those questions is yes, then this blog post is for you. By sharing resources across accounts, you can […]

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nClouds and Amazon Web Services Sign Strategic Collaboration Agreement

06Feb,19 Post Image

nClouds announced it has signed a Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with AWS. The intent of the agreement is to help startups and growth-stage companies leverage AWS for strategic advantage. Under the SCA, nClouds and AWS will collaborate on AWS Well-Architected Reviews, nOps cloud management (SaaS), DevOps, containers, complex cloud migrations, and more. Read the announcement: […]

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How AWS Well-Architected Reviews Can Drive a Customer-First Culture

18Jan,19 Post Image

Is your cloud infrastructure “well-architected” to achieve your desired business and technical outcomes, all while optimizing costs? Here are four key learnings on how a well-architected infrastructure on AWS can drive business results, including reduced costs and improved security & compliance risk. Read JT Giri’s blog post on the AWS Partner Network (APN) blog: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/apn/how-aws-well-architected-reviews-can-drive-a-customer-first-culture/

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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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