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Underground Nexus

Develop in the cloud with ease and security when you migrate your cloud construction to Underground Nexus. Underground Nexus is a cloud-native, DevSecOps toolkit and control center developed and managed by Cloud Underground. Take a DIY approach and download the Nexus now! This resource can be fully self-hosted and self-installed. Or choose from Professional, Premium, and Blumira Edition packages for additional support from Underground Ops professional services consultants.

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Ok... but what IS it?

Underground Nexus is and can be so many things. One of the major reasons we created the Nexus is to host students in a laboratory environment that is affordable and scalable. It has that ability and then some.

Underground Nexus has virtual desktops built in, with hypervisors built into them, that can deploy virtual machines. These virtual desktops are also ideal places for pen-testing and malware analysis. Specific isolated and armored desktops are built into the Nexus for these sorts of tasks.

In other words, the Underground Nexus is also a fantastic tool for learning cybersecurity.

For ease of use, it can be deployed on a Raspberry Pi, a traditional desktop, or many other types of hardware.

But these are only two use cases, and the Underground Nexus has a virtually unending number of applications. It’s specialized for not only DevSecOps but also GitOps and DevOps.

It can move data around and can be set up to store persistent data that is redundant and self-curing. Because of this, it can essentially replace a NAS and, theoretically, should be more reliable than a traditional NAS.

It can become a security operations center (SOC) or a DNS server for your network. We also built Visual Studio Code into the Nexus so it has a great interface for programming and error checking as well as a full pipeline for moving your code into repositories that are automatically curated.

Again, these are just a few of the ways the Nexus can be utilized. With the toolkit included in the Nexus, we’re confident that you will find uses for this system that we couldn’t even dream of!

Plus, the Underground Nexus is easily scalable, so you can scale up the hardware and make it do as many or few of these tasks as you want for as many users as you’d like to host.

Underground Nexus toolkit features

  • Virtual admin desktop
  • Security operations center
  • QEMU-powered hypervisor (can deploy virtual machines)
  • Visual Studio Code
  • GitKraken
  • GitHub Desktop
  • Portainer
  • Pi-hole
  • Cyber Life Torpedo (Amazon AWS S3 bucket)

Underground Nexus use cases

Education

Those teaching cloud-native DevSecOps already know that cloud computing and data science skills – especially security – are typically the most expensive skills to teach and learn because they require access to expensive hardware and secure data centers.

However, Underground Nexus solves the problem of excessive costs because it can be deployed on just about any hardware – including a Raspberry Pi 4B. You can also scale hosting to hundreds of students, or more.

Small Business

Increase the power of your hosting choice and take back control of your cloud bills with Underground Nexus.

Small business owners can reach significantly more customers at much lower cost than traditional solutions (such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), GCP or Azure) when they migrate development to the Nexus.

The Nexus also enables businesses to build new solutions with more universal compatibility quickly and at a much reduced cost to increase your customer reach.

Enterprise

For enterprise businesses, Underground Nexus presents a safer way to migrate to the hybrid cloud model. Dramatically increase your cloud scalability for the cost – save hundreds of thousands of dollars each year by making the switch.

Underground Nexus also gives businesses significantly more control over developer resources at cost. It was designed to apply great developer security by default for improved DevSecOps. And its centralized toolkit provides a massive productivity boost for development teams – all your tools are in one easy-to-use desktop environment.

"The Underground Nexus, to me, is a way for online course creators to scale low-cost lab environments for their students without needing to take on angel and venture capital funding. It allows individual content creators to compete at scale against venture-backed EdTech companies."

Pro
Edition Nexus

$5,000 / year
  • GitHub hosting
  • Professional code space (200 hrs/month usage cap)
  • Dedicated Underground Ops Professional Services Consultant (provides 1 hour free support weekly*)
  • Managed deployment instruction and support
  • Back-end managed GitLab-powered service mesh

Premium Edition Nexus

$16,000 / year
  • Hosted in DigitalOcean public cloud
  • Specialized VPN
  • Unlimited use of professional code space
  • Dedicated Underground Ops Professional Services Consultant (provides 1 hour free support weekly*)
  • Deployment provided by technical account manager
  • Back-end managed GitLab-powered service mesh
  • Zapier support: unlimited Zaps, request custom Zaps per your needs
  • Fully supported API portal
  • 2 high-availability hosted nodes - Nexus node & worker node
  • Assisted disaster recovery

Blumira Edition Nexus

$40,000 / year
  • Blumira cloud SIEM built in
  • Hosted in DigitalOcean public cloud
  • Specialized VPN
  • Unlimited use of professional code space
  • Dedicated Underground Ops Professional Services Consultant (provides 1 hour free support weekly*)
  • Deployment provided by technical account manager
  • Back-end managed GitLab-powered service mesh
  • Zapier support: unlimited Zaps, request custom Zaps per your needs
  • Fully supported API portal
  • 2 high-availability hosted nodes - Nexus node & worker node
  • Assisted disaster recovery

*Additional support from Technical Account Manager is available at a rate of $100 per hour

Enterprise

Contact for pricing
  • Enterprise plans can be fully customized to your business's unique products and needs. Enterprise solutions include recruitment services to help you find a full-time Underground Nexus consultant, turnover protection, and technical advisement. Check out the link below for further information on how the Underground Ops and Cloud Underground can help support your business needs.

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Why the jellyfish?

Because like the Nexus, the jellyfish is beautiful and majestic, simple yet complex. Also like the Nexus, jellyfish are self-healing, and they often come in swarms!