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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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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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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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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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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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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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3 Takeaways from nDimensional’s Rapid Infrastructure Scaling

09Jan,18 Post Image

Together with co-sponsor AWS, nClouds recently added our second entry to the 5C’s Series of webinars discussing customer journeys with CI, CD, Containers, Cloud and Culture. The new webinar explores the story of nDimensional, a pioneer in machine learning, AI, big data, and IoT, and how they scaled their infrastructure to support rapid growth. I […]

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5 Takeaways from Prodea’s DevOps Journey (So Far)

18Oct,17 Post Image

nClouds recently kicked off the 5C’s Series of webinars that presents customer case studies on CI, CD, Containers, Cloud and Culture, in collaboration with co-sponsors, Amazon Web Services (AWS). In our first session, I was joined by Jarrod Sinclair, Chief Architect, Prodea; Doug Cliche, Solution Architect, AWS; and Alan Shimel, Editor-in-Chief, DevOps.com. We explored key […]

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3 (expensive) misconfigurations on AWS

04Aug,17 Post Image

Here at nClouds we work extensively with AWS while assisting our clients with cloud migration, building deployment pipelines, or just managing their cloud infrastructure. We all know that AWS innovates fast. They are always adding new services and then updating them. Even for an organization like ours that specializes in AWS consulting, it’s sometimes hard […]

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Using AWS? Do These 3 Things Now

10Jul,15 Post Image

As a Managed Service Provider for Amazon Web Services we work closely with our clients to ensure that every little detail is taken care of. However if you’re not our client and using AWS it may not be configured to ensure the best security, billing protections or transparency. Do these 3 things immediately – 1) […]

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Test OpsWorks Cookbooks locally using Test Kitchen and Docker

The challenge Testing cookbooks on OpsWorks takes a really long time and the feedback loop is really slow Most of the OpsWorks cookbooks don’t run locally unless OpsWorks agent is running. In this blog post I’ll walk you through how to simulate a OpsWorks environment locally using Test Kitchen and Docker ( boot2docker ). Hopefully, […]

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Deploy from Slack to Jenkins and Opsworks

OpsWorks can manage the life cycle of an application. But most of the time we find it useful to orchestrate OpsWorks deployments through Jenkins events because Jenkins easily integrates with many current workflows for most of the clients. Let’s talk about some of the challenges this workflow addresses and some steps use to implement deployment thru […]

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Build a rails stack using Chef, Vagrant and Berkshelf

In this post, I am going to be creating a demo Rails stack using Chef, Vagrant and Berkshelf. Chef is an open source configuration management system, it allows you to treat your infrastructure as a code. Vagrant allows you to create Virtualbox machines, they also have support for Vmware. And, finally Berkshelf handles cookbook dependencies, […]

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ERROR 1095 (HY000): You are not owner of thread

I tried to kill query on AWS RDS today and I got an error saying “ERROR 1095 (HY000): You are not owner of thread” , even though I was using the admin account for RDS. As the error suggests, in order to kill it, you need to be the process owner. You can get the […]

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Parse ohai output with jq

Ohai is a tool which is used  by chef-client to obtain information about  the node’s platform detail, networking usage, memory usage, processor usage , kernel data , host names, fully qualified domain names and other configuration. It also has command line tool which displays the data in Json. ohai  | head -4 { "languages": { […]

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