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13 Jul 2021
GorillaStack and AWS Savings Plans

AWS Savings Plans vs Reserved Instances

Amazon has announced Savings Plans, a pricing and discount plan for EC2 and Fargate. We’ve often thought the Reserved Instance (RI) model to be overly complex. […]
14 Jan 2021
Surefire Ways To Reduce Your AWS EC2 Costs

11 Surefire Ways To Reduce Your EC2 Costs

Using AWS EC2 is almost always cheaper than managing on-premises hardware. But those EC2 costs can still stack up, and every dollar counts. Here are 11 […]
24 Mar 2020
Delete snapshots when deleting images

Delete AMI snapshots when deleting images

Just like the crumbs left behind when eating cookies, it is an unfortunate reality of life (with AWS at least) that many of your snapshots (so […]
18 Mar 2020
More filtering options for deleting images

More filtering options for deleting images

It is really hard to know which AMIs can actually be deleted in your environment. Of course, you don’t want to delete anything that is in […]
11 Dec 2019
AWS re:Invent 2019 Announcement Highlights

re:Invent 2019 Announcement Highlights

At GorillaStack, we’re keen users of AWS, and the time around re:Invent is great for the number of new product and feature announcements that are made. […]
12 Dec 2018
Cloud Monitoring

Automate EC2 backup lifecycles and save money on EBS

An extremely common use case for AWS environments is the backup of EC2 instances. It is straightforward to use scripts to automate taking snapshots of your […]
15 Jul 2018
EC2 Scheduler to Gain Cloud Savings

Benefits of Using Cloud Automation – EC2 Scheduler

Why use an EC2 scheduler? If you’re part of an organization that’s looking to make improvements in cost optimization and governance by using automation then an […]
08 Mar 2018

3 New Actions: Reboot EC2 Instances, Bunker EBS & RDS Snapshots

We love responding to customer feature requests! Our customers get in touch over our public slack and let us know what features they’re after. We socialize these […]
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