What is AWS CDK, and why should your DevOps teams use it?

01Apr,21 Post Image

As a result of working on hundreds of projects, nClouds’ engineers have extensive experience with AWS CloudFormation (CloudFormation) and building infrastructure as code (IaC). Though CloudFormation is efficient, reliable, and effective, it is not easy to test or debug, nor is it easily scalable or reusable. In a short time, AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS […]

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Challenging the Status Quo: #ChooseTo Challenge

25Mar,21 Post Image

This year’s International Women’s Day campaign theme is #ChooseToChallenge. “From challenge comes change, so let’s all choose to challenge,” the campaign’s website states. We couldn’t agree more. At nClouds, challenging the status quo is in our DNA. In fact, it’s hard-coded into our company values that we live daily and share publicly on our company […]

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Accelerate your microservice architecture incident response process using service maps

10Mar,21 Post Image

Recent studies indicate that the cost of IT downtime is between $9,000 – $12,000 per minute, depending on industry vertical, organization size, and business model. That cost includes business disruption, revenue loss, and end-user productivity. To protect SLAs and mitigate downtime, the first approach is to accelerate the incident resolution process and find the root […]

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Is Your Managed Service Provider SOC 2-Compliant?

09Mar,21 Post Image

One of the impacts of the COVID pandemic – and the subsequent economic downturn – is organizations’ recognition of the need to optimize their cloud applications. Many organizations turn to managed service providers (MSPs) to take on this initiative, as it requires expertise not always available internally. Using MSPs also allows organizations to focus on […]

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nClouds Achieves SOC 2 Certification For Its Consulting Services

09Mar,21 Post Image

Recognition of Strong Commitment to Security and Privacy of Information Systems SAN FRANCISCO, March 9, 2021 – nClouds (www.nclouds.com), an award-winning provider of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and DevOps consulting and implementation services, a leading MSP, and an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, announced today that it has been awarded SOC 2 certification. The examination was […]

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nClouds Achieves AWS SaaS Competency Status

13Jan,21 Post Image

Recognition of Technical Proficiency, Customer Success with SaaS Solutions on AWS SAN FRANCISCO, January 13, 2021 – nClouds (www.nclouds.com), a provider of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and DevOps consulting and implementation services and an AWS Premier Consulting Partner, announced today that it has achieved AWS SaaS Competency status. The designation recognizes that nClouds has undergone […]

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nClouds Recertified as AWS Managed Service Provider Partner, Also Named to Top 250 Public Cloud MSP List by ChannelE2E

03Dec,20 Post Image

SAN FRANCISCO, December 3, 2020 — nClouds (www.nclouds.com), a managed service provider (MSP) and a provider of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and DevOps consulting and implementation services, announced today that it has been recertified as an AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP) Partner.  This designation recognizes that nClouds has undergone an extensive third-party validation audit that […]

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Future-proof your database workloads with Amazon Aurora Serverless v2

03Dec,20 Post Image

By Kireet Kokala, VP Big Data & Analytics at nClouds On December 1 at AWS re:Invent 2020, AWS announced Amazon Aurora Serverless v2 availability in preview for the MySQL 5.7-compatible edition of Amazon Aurora (Aurora). The Aurora Serverless v2 preview can easily be accessed by filling out the following form:  https://pages.awscloud.com/AmazonAuroraServerlessv2Preview.html In this blog, I’ll […]

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Rapid data lake development with data lake as code using AWS CloudFormation

24Nov,20 Post Image

This advanced-level blog post will help you learn how to accelerate data lake development with a data lake as code approach using a Cloud Development Kit (CDK) powered by AWS CloudFormation. It includes a brief overview of data lakes, outline of nClouds’ proof of concept (PoC) strategy, use case, data set, and the integration of […]

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How to create custom partitions in Amazon Athena with non-standard data structures for cost-efficient queries

21Oct,20 Post Image

Just recently, I had my very first experience working with Amazon Athena (Athena). Athena is an interactive query service that makes it easy to analyze data in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) using standard SQL. In simpler terms, Athena lets SQL run queries against data stored in Amazon S3 without actually having any database […]

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