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11 Feb 2021
How we use Slack to dramatically reduce AWS costs & improve security

How we use Slack to dramatically reduce AWS costs & improve security

Slack is an awesome tool that we love. It makes it easy for teams to communicate with each other and with their automated systems. It can […]
29 Jan 2021
Difference between AWS Config and AWS CloudTrail

AWS Config vs CloudTrail

A lot of AWS users and DevOps engineers asked us: What’s the difference between AWS Config and AWS CloudTrail? Why should I choose one over the […]
14 Jan 2021
Surefire Ways To Reduce Your AWS EC2 Costs

11 Surefire Ways To Reduce Your AWS EC2 Costs

Using AWS EC2 is almost always cheaper than managing on-premises hardware. But those costs can still stack up, and every dollar counts. Here are 11 surefire […]
10 Jan 2020
Optimizing your Lambda cold starts with serverless webpack

Optimizing your Lambda cold starts with serverless-webpack

AWS has been doing some great work lately to reduce Lambda cold start times for all its Lambda runtimes, such as their VPC networking improvements and adding native […]
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. […]
22 Nov 2019
CloudWatch vs CloudTrail

CloudTrail Insights vs CloudTrail Events – A Comparison

In November 2019, Amazon Web Services announced the release of CloudTrail Insights, a new CloudTrail feature that leverages CloudTrail Events to highlight unexpected actions inside an […]
07 Nov 2019
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 […]
14 Oct 2019
Athena and CloudTrail

How are your IAM Roles being utilized?

Oftentimes as part of delivering a service, a vendor will request a role for cross-account access, in order to aggregate data or perform some actions in […]
04 Oct 2019
CloudWatch vs CloudTrail

CloudTrail Event Names – A Comprehensive List

CloudTrail events are a key tool for understanding the details of whats happening inside AWS accounts, acting as a log of every single API call that […]
27 Sep 2019
AWS Shield and GorillaStack

AWS Shield – DDos Protection For The Cloud

Recently we’ve had a number of customers ask us if they can use our Real Time Events product to detect the creation of new resources and […]
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