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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