Query Your CloudTrail Like A Pro With Athena

Elliott SpiraReal Time EventsLeave a Comment

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

Elliott SpiraTaggingLeave a Comment

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

Conditionally Wait On Resource State Change After Action Invocation

Joel SpiraChangelogLeave a Comment

We can now support the capability to optionally wait on resource state change after action invocation before proceeding to the next action in a sequence of multiple actions. Supporting both synchronous and asynchronous action invocation is something we are really happy to support. Our first action being supported is Start Instances. You will now find in the Start Instances action view a Wait navigation option. … Read More

Stop Start of RDS Instances in Aurora DB Clusters

Joel SpiraChangelogLeave a Comment

You will find that the Stop RDS Instances and Start RDS Instances action views now have an option to target RDS Instances in Aurora Clusters. This is a huge opportunity for AWS cost optmisation and was a common request from many active members in our GorillaStack community. Existing users will need to update their GorillaStack cross-account role. Start by navigating … Read More

Suspend and Resume Auto Scaling Processes Actions

Joel SpiraChangelog, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

You can now suspend and resume any/all processes on EC2 Auto Scaling Groups. Here is a Processes list: Terminate HealthCheck ReplaceUnhealthy AZRebalance AlarmNotification ScheduledActions AddToLoadBalancer This is particularly helpful in a sequence of actions to orchestrate interesting interactions with ephemeral workloads in Auto Scaling Groups. For existing users, enabling these new actions requires an update to the GorillaStack cross account … Read More