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Engine Room Overhaul

Joel Spira | Thu, 11 Apr 2019

The team is thrilled to unveil the second iteration of the Engine Room. You can now filter the view to the account level and see month-on-month changes in GorillaStack automation metrics. UX improvements and increased performance makes the Engine Room more usable than ever, assisting users to both…
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Deeper Data Interpolation For Backup Actions

Joel Spira | Wed, 03 Apr 2019

Users now have the capabilities to apply underlying action and resource data to EBS backups. When creating EBS snapshots users can now specify highly dynamic Names, Descriptions and Additional Tag values. This feature helps our users ensure that every snapshot is simple to identify and as…

How PennyMac Saved 36% off their Cloud Bill

Oliver Berger | Fri, 29 Mar 2019

...slashing their cloud expenses in just 8 months Challenge Being a direct, online mortgage lender means PennyMac can focus on the needs of its customers rather than maintaining a network of branches and banking products. The company’s licensed loan officers are trained to help customers through the…

Dynamic GorillaStack Role Customization

Joel Spira | Sat, 23 Mar 2019

We are so incredibly excited to announce this feature. Let me quickly explain the customer problem. While we have been successfully expanding the number of GorillaStack triggers and actions to satisfy customer needs, we have also been broadening the default set of privileges that we require to…
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Rule Labels

Joel Spira | Sat, 23 Mar 2019

A Label is user defined identifying metadata for a Rule. Within the Rules view any Label on a Rule is available as a clickable filter. When a label is selected as a filter the Rules view filters to only show Rules with Labels in common. This greatly improves the user experience for teams who have…

Providing warnings for Start EC2 Instances action targeting Instances with attached KMS encrypted EBS volumes

Joel Spira | Thu, 21 Mar 2019

One of the more challenging things to debug within AWS is where you attempt to start an EC2 instance which has attached KMS encrypted EBS volumes, with the corresponding CMK key policy not granting the EC2 service the permissions it needs. We now provide warnings within the action view where a…

Improved Manual Data Collection Performance

Joel Spira | Tue, 19 Mar 2019

We wanted to ensure that when a user builds a tag group they are always within reach of freshly collected data from all integrated platforms. Enabled by new architecture changes we now have the capacity to run manual data collection in an increasingly parallelised fashion. This is just one of many…

Update Security Group Action

Joel Spira | Fri, 15 Mar 2019

With the Update Security Groups action you can automate the regular cleanup of ingress and egress rules in your Security Groups to remove unwanted access patterns. For example, you can schedule an action to remove SSH access that allows access to all incoming IPs. This is our first action in the…
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