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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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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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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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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