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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…

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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