How to run AWS Lambda container images using the Serverless Framework

20Oct,21 Post Image

AWS Lambda (Lambda), a fully managed serverless computing service provided by AWS, runs functions packaged as container images to build serverless applications. It takes care of infrastructure build and maintenance. Each Lambda function runs in its isolated environment, with its resources and file-system view. It uses the same techniques as Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon […]

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How to use AWS CDK for Terraform

15Oct,21 Post Image

nClouds’ engineers have extensive experience with CloudFormation and infrastructure as code (IaC), and we’ve found that AWS CDK is an invaluable tool as we build solutions for our clients. We used to think in terms of AWS Cloud Development Kit (AWS CDK) vs. Terraform for provisioning infrastructure — but with AWS CDK for Terraform (cdktf), […]

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Tutorial: How to automate a runbook to reduce MTTR

05Oct,21 Post Image

In this blog, I’ll provide a step-by-step tutorial on automating a runbook to reduce MTTR by using Amazon EventBridge (EventBridge) and Datadog. Datadog is used as a monitoring tool, and EventBridge is used to remediate issues and automatically resolve any alerts. EventBridge is a serverless event bus. It makes building an event-driven workflow for applications […]

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Five fundamental best practices for your
SRE team

23Sep,21 Post Image

In 2003, Benjamin Treynor Sloss, generally credited with coining the term “site reliability engineering (SRE),” was put in charge of running Google’s production team, consisting of seven engineers. Before the DevOps movement, this first team of software engineers was tasked to make Google’s already large-scale sites more reliable, efficient, and scalable. Today, SRE is a […]

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ShareSave: A smarter way to optimize
costs on AWS

21Sep,21 Post Image

At nClouds, we understand that overhead is a company’s greatest asset or its greatest liability. A company’s overhead is time and money. Overhead becomes an asset when it is time well used and money well spent. Overhead is best understood with four letters, c-o-s-t. In other words, what does it cost in terms of time […]

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Why you need AWS Control Tower to manage multiple AWS accounts

10Sep,21 Post Image

As our clients build and deploy workloads on AWS, they often use a multi-account strategy. Multiple AWS accounts serve as a resource container to segregate workloads for rapid innovation, simplified billing, flexible security controls, and to meet the needs of business processes. You may already be familiar with using AWS Organizations for a multi-account structure. So, why […]

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nClouds expands executive team with DevOps, SRE, FinOps industry experts

31Aug,21 Post Image

AWS Premier Consulting Partner Ranks as 10th Fastest-Growing IT Solution Provider SAN FRANCISCO, August 31, 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 the expansion of its executive team with the addition of Mark Solomon as Vice President, DevOps […]

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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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nClouds expands 24/7 support with site reliability engineering services |
AWS Premier Consulting Partner achieves Datadog Gold Tier MSP Partner status

28Jul,21 Post Image

SAN FRANCISCO, July 28, 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 the expansion of its 24/7 on-call support services to include site reliability engineering services (SRE). A top managed service provider (MSP), the company also announced it […]

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A real-world example: How to set Service-Level Objectives (SLOs)

15Jul,21 Post Image

Here at nClouds, when we onboard a new Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) customer, our SRE team conducts an onboarding workshop that explains SRE concepts. We collaborate with the customer during the workshop to discuss how to define, measure, and track availability and user happiness, including: Defining SLIs (Service-Level Indicators), the metrics that measure compliance with […]

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