CloudTrail vs Cloudwatch – A Detailed Guide

Oliver BergerReal Time EventsLeave a Comment

In previous posts we’ve discussed the differences between CloudTrail and AWS Config and that has served to raise the equally pertinent question of how you compare CloudTrail and CloudWatch. What is CloudWatch? AWS CloudWatch is a suite of monitoring tools built into one AWS service. In this post, we’ll explore each major component within CloudWatch and explain why one would … Read More

AWS Config vs CloudTrail

Oliver BergerUncategorizedLeave a Comment

A lot of AWS users and DevOps engineers ask us: What’s the difference between AWS Config and AWS CloudTrail? Why should I choose one over the other? A good way to think of it is that Config will tell you what your resource state is now or what it was at a specific point in the past whereas CloudTrail will … Read More

Get matching resource and fetch new fresh resources via the TagGroup API

Elliott SpiraChangelogLeave a Comment

In the GorillaStack UI, you can browse your Tag Groups, see matching resources for each and even trigger the collection of fresh resource data from your AWS Accounts. To support customers who want to automate the consumption of this data, we have added two new endpoints to our TagGroup API. POST /teams/{teamId}/tagGroups/refreshAwsResources GET /teams/{teamId}/tagGroups/{tagGroupId}/awsResources For both, provide the `resourceTypes` query … Read More

Query Your CloudTrail Like A Pro With Athena

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Have you ever wondered how many failed ConsoleLogin attempts you had last month and which regions or IP addresses they originated from? Do you want to know who has been creating all those AWS Accounts in your Organization, or who created a specific EC2 instance that is completely untagged? (See Auto Tag and Retro Tag). The good news is that … Read More

Auto Tag – Quicker, Cheaper, Easier

Elliott SpiraTaggingLeave a Comment

3 awesome improvements from our recent Auto Tag updates In 2015, we open-sourced a project that allowed users to automatically tag resources with the ARN of the user responsible for its creation. Since then, with the help of the growing community (189 stargazers, 79 forks at the time of writing), we have been able to deliver a few major updates … Read More

Retro Tag – Retroactively Tag AWS Resources

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Ever see untagged AWS Resources and think to yourself "who created this? It looks like I could delete it, but I don't want to affect anyone who is relying on it". Unfortunately, these untagged resources can build up building up like plaque in an artery, inflating your bill, using up bandwidth in your service limits and priming you for a … Read More

GorillaStack Has Been Nominated For 2 ARN Innovation Awards 2019

Oliver BergerBusinessLeave a Comment

We’re thrilled to announce that GorillaStack has once again been nominated for ARN Innovation Awards. GorillaStack and the team will be hoping to take home the Startup Specialist Of The Year award for the 3rd year running and aiming to win its first ISV Of The Year award. GorillaStack’s nominations this year come in recognition of their expanded product base … Read More

Terraform Provider for GorillaStack

Elliott SpiraChangelog, Development, Technology, ToolsLeave a Comment

Driving GorillaStack configuration through Terraform We have spent some time building a Terraform provider for GorillaStack. We’ll explore the “what” and “why” in some FAQs below, and will follow up with some technical blog posts around the “how” a little later. What is a Terraform Provider? A Terraform Provider is an implementation of mappings between Terraform templates and API calls … Read More

Copy Your EBS Snapshots To A Disaster Recovery Account

Steven NobleBackupLeave a Comment

It’s one thing to automatically snapshot your EC2 instances, to encrypt them, and to automatically copy them to the other side of the Earth in case an entire AWS region is affected by a natural or technical disaster. These are all important measures that our users have put in place using GorillaStack. But what if the one AWS account owns … Read More