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AWS Savings Plans vs Reserved Instances

Oliver Berger | Thu, 07 Nov 2019

​ 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 and in many cases more disadvantageous than it is useful. That's why we've never created automation for RIs. ​ Whats wrong with Reserved…
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How Lorica Health Optimize Their AWS Costs By 25%

Oliver Berger | Tue, 22 Oct 2019

As Lorica Health, a leader in the field of health analytics, began to move from on-premise to a cloud consumption model they did so with a vision of adopting what they referred to as "true cloud" - efficient infrastructure that would capitalise on optimal elasticity. Todd Turner, DataOps engineer…
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How are your IAM Roles being utilized?

Elliott Spira | Mon, 14 Oct 2019

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 the customer's account. However, beyond modifying an IAM policy to restrict access, customers don't think much about auditing the use of these…
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GorillaStack Named ARN Innovation Startup Specialist For Third Successive Year

Oliver Berger | Tue, 08 Oct 2019

GorillaStack is extremely proud to have been named ARN's Startup Specialist Of The Year 2019, marking the third year in a row that GorillaStack has collected the accolade. Oliver Berger, GorillaStack CEO said "This year was particularly sweet as there was some incredible competition but we were able…
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CloudTrail Event Names - A Comprehensive List

Oliver Berger | Fri, 04 Oct 2019

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 has taken place inside an environment. For good governance its essential that organisation's CloudTrail logging is enabled so that CloudTrail Logs can…
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AWS Shield - DDos Protection For The Cloud

Oliver Berger | Fri, 27 Sep 2019

AWS Shield - DDOS Protection for AWS ​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 immediately add them to Shield, to which the answer is a resounding yes. ​ We've seen a couple of users try this already with…
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CloudTrail vs CloudWatch - A Detailed Guide

Oliver Berger | Tue, 17 September 2019

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 to CloudWatch. What is CloudWatch? AWS CloudWatch is a suite of monitoring tools built into one AWS service. In this post, we…
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AWS Config vs CloudTrail

Oliver Berger | Tue, 19 Aug 2019

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…
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