Automate EC2 backup life cycle and save money on EBS

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An extremely common use case for AWS environments is the backup of EC2 instances. It is straightforward to use scripts to automate taking snapshots of your EC2 instances, but things can quickly get out of hand as you try to keep costs under control by customising the same scripts to handle snapshot retention, and then with different retention policies for … Read More

AWS Community Day 2018

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In September of 2018, Elliott, CTO of GorillaStack collaborated presented at AWS Community Day in San Francisco on the importance of elasticity in AWS and the best way to automate for optimal performance. Optimise Your AWS Environment Concentrating on the Well Architected Framework, the presentation wAs a good opportunity for developers to get an overview on optimising environments to be: … Read More

GorillaStack and Polar 7 Hands On Optimisation Day With AWS

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In August of 2018, GorillaStack collaborated with Polar 7 and Amazon for a “Hands On Day” focused on how to AWS Environment Optimisation. Optimise Your AWS Environment Concentrating on the Well Architected Framework, the days were a good opportunity for organisations to get an overview on optimising environments to be: Highly Secure Efficient Reliable Operationally Excellent Cost Optimised Open Source … Read More

EC2 Scheduler

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Why use an EC2 scheduler? If you’re part of an organisation that’s looking to make improvements in cost optimisation and governance by using automation then an EC2 scheduler is a natural choice. An EC2 scheduler allows you to maximise utilisation efficiencies without the overhead of writing and maintain custom scripts or doing it manually. You can turn off and on … Read More

Cost Optimisation Tops the List of Cloud Initiatives For Enterprises

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With “Moving more workloads to cloud” a close second, optimizing for cost is more important than ever! The impact of un-utilized and under utilized cloud resources hits more than just the bottomline. “There’s a corresponding opportunity cost in over spending on cloud and it’s in foregoing having more budget to invest in sales and marketing. Plain and simple, we could … Read More

Scheduling AWS Services – 7 Killer Features You Can’t Live Without

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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 improvements that we facilitate and the resource optimisations that improve their … Read More

AWS X-Ray General Availability Comes Complete with Lambda Integration

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First debuted in preview form at re:Invent last year, X-Ray is set to increase efficiencies that can simplify troubleshooting, speed up development time, and thus ultimately contribute to cost savings for you and your company. AWS X-Ray is a software service for application tracing, that was first debuted in preview at AWS re:Invent 2016. Broadly, X-Ray enables application trace requests … Read More

AWS Organizations Moves to General Availability – Aids in Cost Management

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Late last month, Amazon graduated AWS Organizations from “preview” status to widespread availability. AWS Organizations caters to individuals and businesses managing multiple AWS accounts, often as a result of company acquisitions or the decentralized, gradual adoption of web services across individual business divisions. Eventually, of course, managing each of these accounts can prove quite cumbersome. Who gets access to what? … Read More

Scheduled AWS – DevOps Automation

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At GorillaStack we often get asked about our inspiration for building our product and what drives us to keep releasing featured designed to help DevOps automate and schedule their cloud services. Frankly, we exist to help simplify the day to day task of the DevOps engineer and his workload. Schedule EC2s One of the primary requests we had when we … Read More