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Create DB Snapshots Now Supports Clusters

Elliott Spira | Thu, 23 Jan 2020

We now support the creation of snapshots for RDS clusters in our Create DB Snapshots action. Just like when starting and stopping RDS clusters, a different API has to be used for the creation of RDS snapshots of instances in a cluster. Existing users will need to update their GorillaStack cross…

Optimizing your Lambda cold starts with serverless-webpack

Chris Armstrong | Fri Jan 10 2020

AWS has been doing some great work lately to reduce Lambda cold start times for all its Lambda runtimes, such as their VPC networking improvements and adding native support for automatically keeping your Lambda containers warm. These changes have reduced the number of things that a developer needs…

Introducing - Templates

Elliott Spira | Tue, 24 Dec 2019

Customers were telling us: sometimes, creating Rules can be a little involved. I really want to be browsing “use cases" and enabling different "outcomes". We couldn't agree more. We have built Templates exactly for this purpose. (They are the equivalent of CloudFormation for GorillaStack). We have…

re:Invent 2019 Announcement Highlights

Chris Armstrong | Wed Dec 11 2019

At GorillaStack, we're keen users of AWS, and the time around re:Invent is great for the number of new product and feature announcements that are made. 2019 was no exception, although with the deluge of announcements before and during the conference, even we found it hard to keep up! Below, we've…

Introducing - Real Time Events

Elliott Spira | Fri, 6 Dec 2019

We're excited to announce the launch of our latest product - Real Time Events. Customers leverage Real Time Events to catch AWS mistakes and threats in real time. For example, after a change to a security group in production, or a bucket being made public, customers receive a notification to their…
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CloudTrail Insights vs CloudTrail Events - A Comparison

Oliver Berger | Fri, 22 November 2019

In November 2019, Amazon Web Services announced the release of CloudTrail Insights, a new CloudTrail feature that leverages CloudTrail Events to highlight unexpected actions inside an organisation's cloud infrastructure. What are CloudTrail Events? AWS CloudTrail Events are a log of all API calls…

External Link From Rules Index

Elliott Spira | Thu, 15 Nov 2019

A GorillaStack customer wanted to be able to click on links from the Rules Index to access their private documentation pages for different Rules. We implemented this feature and placed a feature flag around it, so that it does not complicate the typical user experience. If you're interested in this…
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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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