Workload best practices Workloads comprise code, configuration, and resources working together to deliver business value. Depending on the application, workloads may be separated into AWS accounts, Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (Amazon VPCs), or Regions. The AWS Well-Architected Framework provides best practices guidance to optimize workloads based on the Framework’s five pillars — operational excellence, security,…

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One of the cost management questions we hear most often from nOps customers is, “Can I use AWS cost and chargebacks to bring better accountability across business units?” The answer is yes. Chargebacks are very useful for managing financial processes and for allocating AWS costs across teams. The nOps chargeback feature allows companies to deconstruct…

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AWS HIPAA Compliance Audit

We have heard probably a zillion times that “data is the new oil.” Unlike traditional oil, this new oil is present everywhere. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a law designed to protect people’s data and applies to entities and business associates who deal with PII (personally identifiable information), which…

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Rightsizing Memory Intensive AWS Resources

To achieve cost optimization, rightsizing becomes an ongoing process. Even if you rightsize workloads initially, changing performance and capacity requirements can result in underused or idle resources that drive unnecessary AWS costs. Most organizations continuously rightsize their AWS resources to align with business needs and anticipated demand. Since there is no historical data for a…

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Tags Manager

Tags are essential to ensure that you can view meaningful information on AWS billing. Without tags, you see only the cost for AWS services, resources, operation type, or usage type on your AWS bill. Depending on your role, these dimensions may or may not mean anything to you.  However, by using tags, you get visibility…

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nOps Achieves SOC 2 Certification for Its SaaS Cloud Management Platform

Compliance Demonstrates Rigorous Security Protocols for AWS Operations SAN FRANCISCO – February 11, 2021 – nOps, a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud management platform and an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Advanced Technology Partner, announced today that it has been awarded SOC 2 certification for its SaaS platform. The examination was performed by an independent auditing firm,…

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nOps | How to Select a Secure & Compliant Cloud Management Platform

While cloud computing provides flexibility and scalability, leveraging it does not automatically lead to achieving desired business goals. The fact is, cloud computing consists of many parts, and everything in the cloud needs to work together seamlessly to drive business success. That’s why AWS solutions architects developed the AWS Well-Architected Framework — to identify cloud…

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nOps has launched a new workload lens feature that can streamline and accelerate AWS Well-Architected Framework Reviews (WAFRs).  The AWS Well-Architected Framework describes the key concepts, design principles, and architectural best practices for designing and running workloads in the cloud. A Well-Architected infrastructure can drive business results like reducing costs or security and compliance risk,…

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