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How Freshwater Systems slashed their AWS bills by using GorillaStack

Stefan Knight | Mon, 22 Jan 2018

Freshwater Systems a discussion with John Wessel, IT Ops Manager Greenville, South Carolina, USA Fresh Water Systems Freshwater Systems was founded in 1989 to provide water filtration systems to both consumers and businesses. Since its earliest beginnings, the business has changed with the times and…

AWS Recommends GorillaStack At re:Invent 2017

Oliver Berger | Tue, 05 Dec 2017

For the 3rd year in a row, Amazon Web Services has allocated part of its Cost Optimization track at re:Invent to highlighting the benefits of GorillaStack as a part of an organization's tooling. In 2016, Keith Jarrett used a case study of GorillaStack's AWS automation engine to highlight 60%+ cost…

Trigger Action From Incoming Webhook

Oliver Berger | Mon, 27 Nov 2017

We are excited to announce the new Incoming Webhook Trigger. Once you have an incoming webhook created, it can be selected as the trigger for any rule. You could even select a single webhook across multiple rules to easily trigger whole batches of automation with a single GET request. Create, edit…

Going inside: 2 new EC2 Run Commands

Oliver Berger | Wed, 22 Nov 2017

We have been operating at the resource level for some time, managing elasticity of EC2 and RDS instances, AutoScaling groups and the lifecycle of EBS storage and images. However, two new actions we released today is changing that, taking us into new territory of offering automation capabilities…

"Manual Run Only" as a Trigger

Oliver Berger | Fri, 10 Nov 2017

We love hearing about interesting new customer use cases! A few customers wanted to create a series of run-books in GorillaStack and use the service as an interface from which to kick off preconfigured automation rules. However we couldn’t support this because all of our rules required a trigger and…

Link an Account to GorillaStack with CloudFormation

Oliver Berger | Fri, 10 Nov 2017

Adding GorillaStack to new AWS accounts was always the greatest sticking point with our customers. We decided to overhaul our onboarding interface and backend mechanism, for ease of use and understanding. We now create a CloudFormation stack containing the role and policy required for secure cross…

Scheduling AWS Services - 7 Killer Features You Can't Live Without

Oliver Berger | Wed, 01 Nov 2017

Not all service schedulers are created equal – we’ve been sourcing feedback from some of our heaviest users and asking them specifically what they like most about GorillaStack compared to our competitors. Some of the responses go beyond the amount of money we help them to save, the governance…

You Should Be Tracking These Key CloudTrail Events for Security in AWS

Elliott Spira | Mon, 30 Oct 2017

CloudTrail is an amazing source of data, rich with API call history, allowing us to monitor who is attempting to do what within our AWS accounts. However, it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. As every call is logged (including assumption of role, switching of roles and even creation of a log stream…
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