nClouds Hires Former IBM DevOps and Cloud Executive as New Chief Marketing Officer

02Aug,17 Post Image

nClouds has appointed Randy Newell as chief marketing officer. Newell previously led IBM’s DevOps, IT service management and cloud management marketing. Randy brings domain expertise in DevOps and cloud, and a proven record in category creation and revenue growth. His executive experience with startups and mega brands in software, cloud and professional services is invaluable […]

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nClouds Named to “20 Most Promising DevOps Solution Providers” by CIOReview

24Jul,17 Post Image

nClouds was honored by CIOReview as one of the “20 Most Promising DevOps Solution Providers – 2017.” A panel of CEOs, CIOs, VCs, industry analysts and the CIOReview editorial board shortlisted companies who “exhibited expertise in solving the impediments in software development.” It’s a pretty short list — even shorter when you consider only the […]

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Simplify Kubernetes deployments with Helm
(Part 1)

20Jul,17 Post Image

In this multi-post blog series, I’ll share best practices for simplifying Kubernetes deployments using Helm. In this first post in the series, we’ll give you a basic introduction to Helm. Mainly, we’ll discuss why you need a tool like Helm. Separately, we’re also releasing a series of blog posts on best practices for provisioning and […]

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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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DevOps toolbox: 10 tools you must install on your machine

26Apr,17 Post Image

“What’s Mailvelope?”, asked one of our DevOps engineers we recently hired. I showed him how this Chrome extension makes it super easy to encrypt and decrypt secrets using PGP keys. Does he love the extension? You bet he does! Engineers normally know they need to install Chef, Ansible, or Sublime, but there are some additional […]

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How to reduce alert fatigue and simplify post mortem

05Apr,17 Post Image

Optimizing the on-call process is as important as fixing repetitive incidents. The on-call process must eliminate the need to interact with multiple systems and enable engineers to provide effortless feedback on incidents. In this blog post, we’ll talk about two improvements we made to our on-call process to reduce alert fatigue and simplify post mortem. […]

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Considering TeamCity for Continuous delivery? Here is what you need to know

04Apr,17 Post Image

The practice of Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) allows projects to integrate, test and release software in short cycles. Along with version control and automated tests, CI/CD forms the backbone of modern software development projects. Among existing CI/CD tools, Jenkins has emerged as the de-facto leader. Jenkins, which began as a collaborative and […]

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6 things you need to know about using Spinnaker for your multi-cloud deployment

24Mar,17 Post Image

In our business of building and maintaining cloud infrastructures, there is considerable interest among our clients in building and deploying apps across multiple clouds. This idea is appealing because some clients don’t want to be tied to a single cloud, or they want to take advantage of credits provided by a different cloud provider. In […]

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Terraform Multi State Management

06Mar,17 Post Image

Terraform_remote_state resource allows the state produced by one config to be consumed by another so that you can test your changes in isolation. If you’re testing something in QA, you can feel pretty confident that you are not going to affect production resources. If you are managing route53 domains using Terraform, you should have a […]

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Local development to ECS

25Feb,17 Post Image

Building fully automated local development increases the feedback loop because finding and fixing issues earlier in development lifecycle prevents issues from becoming catastrophic in production. Here at nClouds, we focus on building a local environment that’s similar to your production environment. Or else you continue to run into issues like “it works on my machine`. […]

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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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Continuous delivery using Jenkins DSL, KMS, ECS, Cloudformation and Kubernetes

08Dec,16 Post Image

We build deployment pipelines and continuous delivery for organizations that want to increase their productivity. Here are some of the challenges that our clients commonly face: Building Jenkins and installing plugins itself normally isn’t infrastructure as code We always need solution for encrypting secrets for Jenkins Some time build fails due to resource constraints With the release of ecs-refarch-cloudformation, AWS […]

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Using OpsWorks? Here’s how you can use Spot Instances to save 50% – 70% on AWS costs

18Aug,16 Post Image

Here at nClouds, we build cloud infrastructures for various companies. Spot instances is the equivalent of running chaos monkey. Instances can go away anytime. But it helps us to think in terms of automation. And of course, one of the biggest advantage is that you can save lots of money without having to deal with […]

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The Complete List of DevOps Podcasts

06Aug,16 Post Image

We are stoked to present this exciting list of DevOps podcasts to you our fantastic readers, guests, subscribers, and to everyone who loves nClouds! We track and collect DevOps podcasts so you don’t have to. You can listen to any of these podcasts whether you’re on the go or in coding action. Keep yourself in […]

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Kubernetes Deployment Using Jenkins with Auto Rollback for Continuous Delivery

15Jun,16 Post Image

Containerization and OS-level virtualization has enabled unprecedented efficiencies in deploying applications faster and predictably while optimizing hardware resource utilization on the aws management console. With the old ways of deploying applications on the host, immutable VM images were heavy, less portable and provided little flexibility that’s demanded by DevOps-driven continuous delivery process requirements. A new […]

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OpenVPN + OpenLDAP + Yubikey

08Mar,16 Post Image

Overview As AWS managed services providers, we know that security is sometimes characterized as the balance of security and convenience. More times than not, for startups, security best practices suffer. We have simplified a solution to one of the most common infrastructure requirements: remote access. Using open source tools and a great MFA token we […]

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Configuring CloudFront to use ACM ( Amazon certificate manager) and redirect all the traffic to HTTPS

26Jan,16 Post Image

Amazon announced AWS Certificate Manager (ACM) last week. This means free SSL certs! Thank you Amazon for solving this major pain in operation! In this blog post we show how to setup ACM wildcard cert on Cloudfront Distribution. 1) Go to cloud front and click on select the CloudFront distribution and click edit on general […]

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nClouds Earns Status as Amazon Web Services (AWS) Managed Service Provider Partner

28Oct,15 Post Image

Underscoring its reputation as an advanced consulting partner in the AWS Partner Network (APN), nClouds announced today that it has become one of the first AWS Managed Service Partners in Silicon Valley as part of the new AWS Managed Service Program. San Jose, CA – Sep 08, 2015 – nClouds, a leading DevOps Solution Provider, […]

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