AWS Automation Rules Engine

Suggested Rules

Automate EC2 Backups

Create rules to schedule EC2 backups based on your internal requirements. Comply with regulation and frameworks with our automatic backup rules.

Automate Windows VSS Snapshots

Automatically take VSS snapshots of your disks attached to multiple Windows Instances in AWS, using the AWS SSM Agent.

Automatically Create AMI

Set rules to automatically create an image of an EC2 instance to preserve its configuration.

Automatically Delete AMI

Delete AMIs to ensure only approved images are available for use by your team.

Bunker EBS Snapshots

Automatically bunker EBS snapshots in other regions, encrypted or unencrypted, for peace of mind around disaster recovery and data storage.

Bunker RDS Snapshots

Automatically bunker RDS snapshots in other regions, encrypted or unencrypted, for peace of mind around disaster recovery and data storage.

Clean Up Orphaned Snapshots

Cleanup orphaned snapshots no longer referenced or used in AMIs using simple customisable retention periods. Can even dry run for added confidence without effecting the underlying resource.

Create RDS Snapshots

Create RDS Snapshots with tag management capabilities to ensure all DB Snapshots are created with your tagging policy in mind.

Delete Detached Volumes

Delete detached volumes using simple customisable retention periods to ensure ample opportunity to create snapshots before removal.

Schedule EBS Snapshots

Create reliable and repeatable automated backups for EBS to maintain flexible but robust systems that make sure you never miss any EBS data.

Automate DynamoDB Throughput

Create rules to automate and schedule scaling of DynamoDB throughput based on your anticipated troughs and peaks in usage.

AWS Billing & Usage Alerts

Create AWS alerts to track spend for any service or infrastructure usage. Alert yourself or team members in Slack or E-mail.

Delete Detached EBS Volumes

Detect and delete detached EBS volumes based on the period for which they have been detached, their tags and the region that they’re stored in.

Delete Orphaned Snapshots

Set up a scheduled rule to automatically delete orphaned snapshots. Delete any snapshots whereby the referenced AMI no longer exists.

Release Disassociated IPs

Delete elastic IPs that are no longer in use for cost optimization benefits.

Schedule Auto Scaling Changes

Take your cyclical fluctuations in demand for compute and set auto scaling schedules to ensure you have the appropriate infrastructure available.

Schedule Azure Autoscale settings

Anticipate cycles in compute demand to schedule azure autoscale settings resulting in fully optimized infrastructure at all times.

Schedule Azure VMs

Determine the best start times and deallocate times to schedule Azure VMs to come up and down, resulting in significant cost savings.

Schedule EBS Deletion

Define time based workflows for EBS deletion to save storage in your AWS account and optimize cost on EBS Volumes, EBS Snapshots & EBS AMIs.

Schedule EC2 Instances

Create rules to schedule EC2 Instances based on your anticipated usage. Works best with predictable cycling for non-production environments.

Schedule RDS Instances

Choose times during the week to schedule your RDS Instances to turn on and off. Take advantage of predictable load and usage cycles to leverage the flexibility of the cloud.

Update ECS Service Scale Action

Update desired task instantiation counts across any number of ECS services. Cache existing settings & restore to an accompanying rule.

Update Provisioned IOPs

Perform an update on the Iops settings for io1 type EBS volumes to automate EC2 and EBS in tandem.

AWS Automation Triggers


Define days and times to trigger an action

Cost Threshold

When a service exceeds a cost threshold trigger an action

Usage Threshold

When a service exceeds a cost threshold trigger an action

Detached EBS Volumes

When a detached EBS volume is detected


Use a webhook from a 3rd party system or service

Manual trigger

Trigger a change to your environment on demand in-app

Inbound SNS Push

Trigger rules from the push of an SNS topic


Trigger an action from a Slack command

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AWS Automated Actions

Start EC2 Instances

Power up EC2 instances as required

Stop EC2 Instances

Stop EC2 instances when they're not in use

Start RDS Instances

Power up RDS instances as required

Stop RDS Instances

Stop RDS instances when they're not in use

Take EBS Snapshots

Take snapshots of EBS Volumes

Delete EBS Storage

Delete volumes, snapshots and AMIs

Bunker EBS Snapshots

Mirror EBS snapshots in another region

Bunker RDS Snapshots

Mirror RDS snapshots in another region

Create AMI

Create an image from EC2 instances

Delete Orphaned Snapshots

Delete snapshots where the AMI no longer exists

Update Auto Scaling

Make updates to Auto Scaling Group Configurations

Take VSS Snapshots

Take VSS snapshots of your disks attached to Windows Instances

EC2 Run Command

Works with RunShellScript and RunPowerShellScript

Invoke Lambda Function

Kick off any lambda function(s)

Reboot EC2 Instances

Reboot EC2 instances based on tag

Send an E-mail

Send an email to yourself or a group

Send Slack Alert

Trigger an alert to any channel or user

Update DynamoDB Throughput

Scale Read Capacity and Write Capacity

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Cost Optimization

Reliably and flexibly scale your AWS services up and down to match your usage patterns without paying for excess capacity.



Define and delegate responsibility for immediate notification and action when suspicious events take place in your environment.


Backup Automation

Get peace of mind that backups are being automatically created, managed and maintained according to your organization’s needs.


Disaster Recovery

Leverage snapshot bunkering with advanced logic to mirror encrypted or unencrypted snapshots in other regions for safe keeping.

Workflows for Amazon Web Services

Take multiple inputs from your AWS services as triggers and turn them into meaningful outcomes by prompting actions in your environment. Use any combination of GorillaStack’s rules to create custom workflows for the cloud.

You can turn infrastructure on and off, backup storage and delete any part of your infrastucture using GorillaStack’s sophisticated rules engine.

  • Manage your cloud from Slack with our integration
  • Empower your team with granular permissions
  • Snooze and Cancel for ultimate flexibility
  • Create sequences of actions to ensure graceful workflows

Advanced Features

Rich Chatops Integration

Manage your rules and infrastructure with Slack

Design Sequences

Trigger event sequences including checks to ensure graceful workflows

Manual Intervention

Receive an alert and intervene into any workflow when required

Organisations, Teams and Permissions

Grant granular access to users to manage your infrastructure