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How to complete an AWS Foundational Technical Review with nOps

Last December, AWS announced the AWS Foundational Technical Review (FTR) Lens to the Well-Architected Framework.  FTR is a mandatory requirement for partners to unlock benefits to differentiate by Co-Build, Co-Market & Co-Sell with AWS.  If you are new to FTR, successful completion of the FTR unlocks funding benefits & availability of  AWS programs such as…

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Shift-left cost optimization with nOps AWS Chargeback

Does “chargeback” sound like a punishment to you? Does it scream, “We don’t trust you, so we’re going to charge you for what you use!” You can imagine that this attitude would cause friction in organizations, and maybe it’s one of the reasons why chargeback implementation isn’t as widespread as you’ve imagined. So why do…

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Discover How to Compare Cloud Workloads for Risk Management on AWS

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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Take the Pain Out of AWS Cost Allocation With the nOps Chargeback Feature

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

How to use nOps to quickly identify HIPAA compliance risks of AWS workloads.

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

How to Use nOps to Rightsize 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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nOps Partners AWS Well-Architected Framework Review

How to Use nOps to Improve the Speed and Accuracy of AWS Well-Architected Framework Reviews

Executing an AWS Well-Architected Framework Review (WAFR) can be tedious and time-consuming for AWS Consulting Partners. As a Partner, you can rethink the time, staffing, and insights by using nOps to perform a WAFR in the consultation phase.  nOps saves clients and Partners painstaking hours of sifting through data to accomplish this task. In this…

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Tags Manager

How to Use Tagging to Prevent AWS Costs from Spiraling Out of Control

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 | How to Select a Secure & Compliant Cloud Management Platform

Is Your Cloud Management Platform Secure and Compliant?

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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AWS Well-Architected Framework Reviews made easy!

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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