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TECH BLOG


With great knowledge, comes great responsibility to share it. We’ll write about our wins, fails, and experiences to make your cloud a better place to automate.

05 Jun
2017

The recent Onelogin breach, shown here in their official blogpost highlighted to us that account access permissions can be devastating if not done right.

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Security Onelogin

16 May
2017

For over a year now we have seen the rise of chatbots all over the planet and in many different industries. The same trend is being seen in the Cloud and IT market, especially since we've been working with Amazon Web Services very closely. Last year, there has been the "AWS Serverless Chatbot" competition where one tool left the jury absulutely breathless: opsidian.ai.

At Nordcloud, we are working closely with the team at Opsidian.ai to get the latest and best out of using chatbots for both our customers and our own operations teams. Especially in the context of our Managed Cloud Service, this is a highly relevant aspect. We integrate with our customers on a deeper level and partner more closely through the use of chatbots and the related features and functions. In this blog post we want to describe some of these aspects and encourage all of you to take a look at opsidian.ai in the near future. 

 

Enabling real ChatOps

Opsidian helps you monitor and manage your AWS Infrastructure from Slack. Opsidian is a part of increasingly popular trend, called ChatOps. ChatOps is about bringing your DevOps work to your chats and conversations within a team. You can, for example, deploy code, monitor servers, close issues in a bug tracker just by talking to a chatbot, which understands natural language or special commands. We have recognized that trend and Opsidian.ai was born - an AWS chatbot developed jointly with Nordcloud to manage AWS environments directly from Slack channels.

With Opsidian.ai you can bring your everyday cloud mananagement and monitoring tasks to where you team is - a Slack channel. This way, team members gain a better visibility into the discussed items and accelerate change by having a common view on a problem.

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AWS Lambda ChatOps Slack

03 Mar
2017

If you noticed that S3 recently went down in us-east-1 and were looking at cross-region-replication as a backup solution, you might want to read this first. - Hamin Mousavi

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AWS S3 S3 ACL AWS Lambda

01 Dec
2016

Yesterday was the formal start of re:Invent, with the first major Keynote from Andy Jassy, the CEO of the company that is largely responsible for changing the way we consume IT.

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AWS Big Data re:Invent IoT Compute AI

30 Nov
2016

I’m at AWS re:Invent this week and at my first seminar, our hosts have said they would most like us to leave with the following thoughts;

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AWS re:Invent Disaster Recovery DR

22 Sep
2016

Recently one of my favourite ways to tackle an infrastructure issue has been to write a Kubernetes controller that deals with the issue.

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23 Aug
2016

DynamoDB is the managed NoSQL database service of AWS. I've used it in production on a large scale and learned my lessons on some things that you really need to know when you start using DynamoDB and NoSQL databases in general. I will cover five of the most important ones here.

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AWS Amazon Web Services DynamoDB NoSQL

15 Aug
2016

Vnet peering is a brand new feature in Azure networking that you need to know about. In short, it allows you to connect two separate vnets without using a site-to-site VPN link. VPN links rely on gateways which cost money by the hour, so this allows for a vastly simplified networking topology, if you for some reason are using multiple vnets.

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Microsoft Azure Cloud Technology VPN Vnet Peering

12 Aug
2016

Welcome to the Nordcloud TECH BLOG; a place where some of Europe’s brightest minds in public cloud and devops share their knowledge, experience and best practices. 

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