How to perform AWS IAM database authentication

04Feb,22 Post Image

In this blog, I will discuss how to authenticate your database instance using AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) database authentication. In keeping with AWS’s best practices of “shared responsibility,” the AWS IAM service is a “customer responsibility” layer of security for your data. Using AWS IAM with Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) You […]

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How to use security groups for pods on Amazon EKS

16Dec,21 Post Image

What are security groups for pods on Amazon EKS? Security groups are one of the keystone building blocks in any AWS cloud deployment. Security groups are like instance-level network firewalls. Since security groups are associated with Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, they offer protection at the ports and protocol access levels. AWS realized […]

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How to use the AWS VPN’s Federated Authentication features

12Aug,21 Post Image

I’ve been working DevOps on cloud environments for a while now, and it’s almost always a given that you need a virtual private network (VPN) when you’re working in the cloud. For a time, OpenVPN was the go-to solution (possibly because people thought it was the only one), but after gaining more experience with VPNs, […]

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Working from home? How to integrate Amazon WorkSpaces into your AWS environment and maintain regulatory compliance and security.

01May,20 Post Image

Many companies are on lockdown because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and social distancing, and they’re struggling to still be in scope of the regulatory compliance and security they generally work under. Using Amazon WorkSpaces, it’s possible to have a virtual desktop without losing your grip on your company’s regulatory compliance and IT security while working […]

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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 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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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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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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