New: Customize your GorillaStack Cross-Account Role

Chris ArmstrongChangelogLeave a Comment

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

Automate EC2 backup life cycle and save money on EBS

Chris ArmstrongBill OptimisationLeave a Comment

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

How GorillaStack Saved A Major Telco 36% Of Their Cloud Spend – $4,000,000

Oliver BergerCase StudiesLeave a Comment

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

Keep Your Cloud Infrastructure Organised With Dynamic Tags

Steven NobleChangelogLeave a Comment

Here at GorillaStack, we know that strategic tagging is one of the keys to awesome infrastructure management in the cloud. Intelligent tags make everything easier, from allocating costs to debugging CloudFormation templates to optimising your spend. That is why we have always encouraged our devops heroes to use tags to decide which resources are targeted by their GorillaStack rules, and … Read More

Control AWS from Slack Using GorillaStack

Michael BlackToolsLeave a Comment

We love ChatOps here at GorillaStack. Our CloudTrail alerts Slack bot and rich notifications from our AWS Rules Engine are great for receiving alerts and monitoring your cloud environment, but we’re not content with stopping there. We have grand plans for further ChatOps developments to give users the power to take action, and control resources — not just monitor them … Read More

Release Disassociated Elastic IPs

Oliver BergerChangelogLeave a Comment

Elastic IPs have some pretty tricky pricing. While they are meant to be free, you will be charged if any of the following conditions are true: EIP is not associated with an instance Instance associated with the EIP is not running The instance associated with the EIP only has more than one EIP address attached to it Sometimes Elastic IPs … Read More

REST API is GA

Oliver BergerChangelogLeave a Comment

Finally! Our REST API is generally available! Now, users will be able to use our REST API to manage their Rules and Tag Groups. Check out the API Overview in our docs to see how you can get started. We’re exited! Platform API, Events API? Get in touch and tell us which API you want next!

Microsoft Azure Support

Oliver BergerChangelogLeave a Comment

For quite a while, customers running a multi-cloud environment and other prospects running strictly in Microsoft Azure have been asking us to extend GorillaStack to support this cloud vendor. We’re happy to announce that our private beta of Microsoft-Azure support has gone live. We are currently supporting the following triggers: Schedule Webhook Manual Run only And the following actions: Deallocate … Read More

AWS re:Invent 2018 Guide – An Alternative Look

Oliver BergerBusinessLeave a Comment

Congratulations – you convinced the boss to let you go to re:Invent in Vegas! You’ve started reading up on all the most useful talks, the breakouts and you’ve probably lined up a bunch of meetings with key vendors / clients / contacts (delete as appropriate). But what about the leisure time? How are you planning to spend that well earned … Read More

Software Contracts in the Age of React

Steven NobleTechnologyLeave a Comment

At its core, modern programming is about contracts and conventions that we take for granted until they are broken. When that happens, it’s like waking up in a world that has forgetten the meaning of money or manners. Break the social contract like this, and all forms of interaction come to an abrupt halt. Take this simple example: What are … Read More