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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 Reduce 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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Copy Your EBS Snapshots To A Disaster Recovery Account

Steven Noble | Tue, 09 Jul 2019

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…

Conditionally Wait On Resource State Change After Action Invocation

Joel Spira | Tue, 11 Jun 2019

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…

Stop Start of RDS Instances in Aurora DB Clusters

Joel Spira | Tue, 23 Apr 2019

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…

Suspend and Resume Auto Scaling Processes Actions

Joel Spira | Thu, 18 Apr 2019

You can now suspend and resume any/all processes on EC2 Auto Scaling Groups. Here is a Processes list: 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…
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