Automate the regular cleanup of ingress and egress rules in your security groups to remove unwanted access patterns. For example, you can schedule an action to remove SSH access that allows access to all incoming IPs.
With the Update ECS Service Scale action you will be able to update desired task instantiation counts across any number of ECS services. Similar to our Update Auto Scaling Group action you will be able to cache existing settings and restore to them an accompanying Rule. We’re really excited to start supporting even more use cases around containerised workloads so … Read More
You can now toggle between VISUAL and COMPACT display options within the Rules view. Users often mentioned that Rules with multiple actions made the Rules view challenging to navigate, requiring scrolling and resulting in a disorientating experience. By allowing a toggleable display option you can easily choose whichever view you prefer and change at any point in time.
You can now add Labels to Rules. A Label is user defined identifying metadata for a Rule. Within the Rules view any Label on a Rule is available as a clickable filter helping to reduce the view to only show Rules with selected Labels in common. This greatly improves the user experience for teams who have multiple Rules. Now users … Read More
But what’s next? The Challenge It may be safe to say that the industry agrees that automation for creating cloud resources is best practice. We in the cloud resource and event management tools ecosystem (that’s where GorillaStack is) think automated resource creation pipelines and CICD are vastly important. We would like to draw your attention to how these initiatives are … Read More
Just like hundreds of happy customers, you could scale multiple Auto Scaling Groups settings to 0, cache their settings and separately restore each ASG to their previous settings (avoiding CloudFormation drift). At GorillaStack we live and breathe cloud cost optimization as a key use case of our SaaS platform. Other use cases include purging wasted resources, custom code automation, ChatOps, … Read More
We built some new stuff Firstly, we built support for a sequence of actions. You are no longer restricted to executing a single Action in your Rule. Actions could be fired off in serial. Secondly, we created a new component for our Rules, named “Pauses”. Pauses offer users the ability to perform some manual approval or some other check at … Read More
If you’ve recently signed up or added any new accounts recently, you may have noticed some changes to the account setup process. These changes have been pushed out over the past month or so, but today we released the most useful of these: you can now customize the cross-account role that is installed in your AWS Account. This change lets … Read More
An extremely common use case for AWS environments is the backup of EC2 instances. It is straightforward to use scripts to automate taking snapshots of your EC2 instances, but things can quickly get out of hand as you try to keep costs under control by customising the same scripts to handle snapshot retention, and then with different retention policies for … Read More
Challenge Rising Cloud Costs A major telecommunications service provider made a strategic decision in early 2017 to begin to shift workloads from on-premise data centers to the cloud. Cost oversight and governance were fundamental requirements for success. They projected expanding to more than $1M monthly spend on cloud over the following 36 months and thoroughly evaluated whether a homegrown DevOps … Read More