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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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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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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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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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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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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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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nClouds Invited to Early Access – Earns Approved AWS Well-Architected Partner Status

09Jan,18 Post Image

nClouds is thrilled to announce we are among the early AWS partners to be certified in the AWS Well-Architected program. What that means is nClouds is now an AWS Approved Well-Architected Partner and is certified to provide AWS Well-Architected Reviews. AWS Well-Architected Reviews use the AWS Well-Architected Framework to provide a consistent approach to evaluate […]

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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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How to use Chef to automate your KMS encryption process

17May,17 Post Image

Since its inception in 2009, Chef has quickly become the go-to configuration management tool for developers and companies. While the tool is highly successful at streamlining the tasks of configuring and maintaining a company’s servers, handling sensitive data within Chef continues to be a bit of a challenge. For companies that are dealing with extremely […]

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nClouds secures AWS DevOps Competency status

18Feb,17 Post Image

nClouds is proud to announce that we have earned the Amazon Web Services (AWS) DevOps Competency Partner status. This achievement is granted to organizations who consistently deliver fast, high-quality software using a scalable and robust continuous delivery pipeline. AWS DevOps Competency Partners must have proven technical proficiency and success in helping customers implement CI and […]

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Getting visibility into Celery: ECS, Cloudwatch, Grafana

15Jan,17 Post Image

nClouds is a Managed DevOps Solutions Provider. We help to implement effective processes and tools to reduce unplanned work and provide visibility. We manage many Celery deployments. A quick Google search on Celery and you’ll find that people have issues with Celery’s performance, especially if you are using Redis as a broker— apparently, this is […]

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ECS auto scaling: Here is what you need to know

Whenever we build ECS clusters, the topic of ECS scaling seems to be the most confusing for our customers. We wrote this blog post to explain two basic concepts you need to know about: scaling ec2 instances and scaling containers. Scaling EC2 instances As illustrated in the image above, you should configure your autoscaling to […]

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How to enable detail billing on AWS

24Aug,15 Post Image

AWS generate detailed billing reports that break down your costs by the hour, day, or month; or by each account in your organization; or by product or product resource, or by tags that you define yourself. This walk through shows how to enable detail billing on your account. 1. Create a s3 bucket to save […]

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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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AWS Cross-account service access with Roles and temp keys

In last week, I was playing with cross-account IAM roles to achieve key-less job executions in our amazon web services environment. As a security prospective, IAM role is better option over aws keys as there is no need of aws keys ,awscli or s3cmd to access aws services. With proper use of IAM roles in […]

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