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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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Query your CloudTrail like a pro with Athena

Elliott Spira | Mon, 19 Aug 2019

Have you ever wondered how many failed 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…
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Auto Tag - Quicker, Cheaper, Easier

Elliott Spira | Fri, 02 Aug 2019

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…
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Retro Tag - Retroactively Tag AWS Resources

Elliott Spira | Wed, 31 Jul 2019

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…
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GorillaStack Has Been Nominated For 2 ARN Innovation Awards 2019

Oliver Berger | Wed, 24 Jul 2019

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…
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Terraform Provider for GorillaStack

Elliott Spira | Wed, 17 Jul 2019

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…
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Ten Surefire Ways To Slash Your AWS EC2 Costs

Steven Noble | Tue, 16 Jul 2019

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 ten surefire ways to slash your AWS EC2 bill. 1. Rightsize your EC2s The cost of running an EC2 instance for an hour can range from nothing to more than US…
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