What is nOps?
- nOps is a cloud management platform for AWS. It provides instant visibility to changes in your AWS infrastructure and enables change management, continuous cost & resource optimization, painless compliance & security audits, workflow automation with AWS Service Catalog, and automation of AWS Well-Architected Reviews.
Who created nOps?
- nOps began as a set of methods, processes, and tools created by DevOps and cloud professional services teams at nClouds, an award-winning, certified AWS Premier Consulting Partner. From the start, services clients – ranging from startups to enterprise IT organizations – were very excited about these capabilities. Therefore, we expanded and productized the capabilities into nOps, a commercial SaaS offering.
What does nOps do?
- Track and manage all your AWS cloud changes. Get instant visibility to change requests and delta to your infrastructure.
- Monitor and optimize the usage cost for cloud infrastructure. Proactively reduce cloud costs by identifying zombie instances that were spun up, used, and abandoned with the meter running.
- Create workflows integrated with AWS Service Catalog to centrally manage commonly deployed IT services.
- Automate change authorization process with the built-in rules engine to auto-approve most standard changes.
- For exceptions, create and trigger workflows easily that notify the right team members based on specific changes, sending the notifications, with context, via Slack, HipChat, and Jira.
- Automatically log changes in config history in a modern CMDB, along with Jira tickets.
- Go beyond current spreadsheet swapping to support security and compliance audits like SOC 2, with no pain.
- Prevent and remediate incidents faster by giving SREs instant visibility to correlate changes.
How much does nOps cost?
- Please reference the subscription options under Pricing
Will nOps cause my AWS billing to increase?
- No, nOps helps bring visibility to your AWS costs. nOps is a web application that requires a read-only role to provide visibility to your entire infrastructure.
How does nOps use my AWS account details?
- AWS account details are used to access logs and the AWS API. nOps does not access any application data.
- nOps uses AWS CloudTrail and Amazon CloudWatch logs to create various dashboards.
How can I ensure that AWS account details are not compromised?
- AWS accounts details are stored in a highly secure format. The nOps site is secured using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) and sensitive data is encrypted.
- User sensitive data is encrypted. We first encrypt it in the browser then re-encrypt with a more secure algorithm (RSA 2048 and SHA-256) once it reaches our servers. All web connections are sent via 256-bit SSL.
Can I set up multiple AWS accounts in nOps?
- You can add multiple AWS accounts in nOps and monitor the changes.
How can I obtain details for a particular server or infrastructure?
- nOps provides a powerful search facility enabling you to search for a particular server or infrastructure.
How frequently is nOps data refreshed?
- nOps data is refreshed every 60 minutes.
- Billing data is fetched once a day.
Why might I see differences between my billing in AWS and the details in nOps?
- There could be a difference due to credits, taxes, or adjustments made by AWS.
- Also, there could be a difference due to timing. nOps ingests billing once every 24 hours from the daily billing files that AWS puts into your billing bucket.
Is nOps ITIL compliant?
- We are actively working to make nOps ITIL compliant. We will announce compliance when it is ready.
What third-party integrations are available for nOps currently?
- Currently, nOps supports integration with AWS Service Catalog, Jira Software, Slack, and email.
Can nOps help with a security audit?
- Yes, nOps reports can help address security audit questions related to cloud changes.
Are there limits to how many events or change requests can be tracked with nOps?
- No, there are no limits to the number of events or change requests.
What is Slackbot and how can it be used?
- nOps Slack chatbot, or Slackbot, can help you to create change requests from a Slack channel. The nOps Slackbot monitors Slack channel conversations for keywords and will prompt for actions like creating a change request in nOps.