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21 Feb 2019

Ways To Use Cloud Elasticity and Gain Cloud Savings

Just like hundreds of happy customers, you could scale multiple Auto Scaling Groups settings to 0, cache their settings and separately restore each ASG to their […]
10 Sep 2018

Splitting your Serverless Framework API on AWS

The serverless framework has really accelerated the development of APIs for new applications, particularly for mobile or web backends. It exposes existing systems via an API […]
24 Mar 2017

Secure your Serverless project’s endpoints with AWS Certificate Manager

Here at GorillaStack we’ve been using Let’s Encrypt to issue SSL certificates for custom domains on AWS’s API Gateway for all our Serverless projects. While we […]
22 Mar 2017

AWS Organizations Moves to General Availability – Aids in Cost Management

Late last month, Amazon graduated AWS Organizations from “preview” status to widespread availability. AWS Organizations caters to individuals and businesses managing multiple AWS accounts, often as […]
25 Oct 2016

AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform to be 100% Renewable Powered

As Developers and DevOps professionals, we spend a typical workday constructing elegant solutions to problems with code and, if you ask me, I get a serious […]
10 Oct 2016

AWS Reserved Instances – Explore The Alternatives Before You Spend

Customers can purchase AWS reserved instances from the AWS reserved instance marketplace to reduce their AWS bills. The management of this process is a huge industry […]
23 Sep 2016

How To Reduce EBS Costs On AWS

You’re throwing away money on EBS How many detached EBS volumes do you have in your AWS accounts? How many unnecessary EBS snapshots are you paying […]
11 Aug 2016

5 Things We Learned About AWS From Q2 Earnings

Amazon Web Services continues to be Amazon’s fastest-growing and most profitable business. The Q2 2016 earnings release outlined that revenue grew another 58% year-over-year to $2.88 […]
20 Jun 2016

Serverless Architectures: Monoliths, Nanoservices, Microservices & Hybrids

We are strong advocates of the Serverless framework at GorillaStack. We’ve recently talked about our recent open source Serverless HipChat Connect example that utilizes Serverless and AWS Lambda. During the development […]
31 May 2016

Serverless Framework & Lambda: A Match Made in Heaven

One thing that I have always been keen to get from AWS Lambda is configurable environment variables that can be set for each individual Lambda function. One thing […]