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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…

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…

"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…

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…

Tag Matching Superpowers

Elliott Spira | Wed, 11 Oct 2017

The best ideas always come from users. We originally built custom boolean expressions into our Tag Groups as a customer request and now we're excited to announce the latest enhancement. Multiple Tag Groups per Rule Action We now support the selection of multiple tag groups on an action! Now, when…

Event Log

Elliott Spira | Thu, 28 Sep 2017

We have listened to customer feedback and our Dashboard has been revamped as a highly useful Event Log. Good news is that it is available on GorillaStack as of right now! Some of the useful changes include: One click filtering of Audit, Rule Execution & Attention events for quick inspection of what…

Invoke Lambda Functions

Elliott Spira | Fri, 22 Sep 2017

We love Lambda and we know you do too! So we're pleased to announce today that we support the invocation of AWS Lambda functions as an action in our rules engine. Now, using any of our trigger types, you can invoke any Lambda function across your accounts and regions, with a custom JSON payload and…
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