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

Why Switching Off AWS EC2 Turns Us On!

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Spinning up cloud computing servers is the bread and butter of DevOps professionals. But what about switching them off? A recent poll of AWS customers revealed that the vast majority are spinning up their servers but forgetting to turn them off when they’re no longer required. Non-production servers are generally only used during regular business hours, when the bulk of … Read More

AWS Reserved Instances – Explore The Alternatives Before You Spend

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Customers can purchase AWS reserved instances from the AWS reserved instance marketplace to reduce their AWS bills. The management of this process is a huge industry for 3rd party software providers but we don’t subscribe to the idea that they are the best way to save money on AWS. One large premise of the cloud and more specifically Amazon’s Elastic … Read More

You’re throwing away money on EBS

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How many detached EBS volumes do you have in your AWS accounts? How many unnecessary EBS snapshots are you paying for? You can save money by deleting any detached EBS volumes and deleting old EBS snapshots that you no longer require. “You will be charged for the IOPS provisioned on a volume even when the volume is detached from an … Read More

3 Easy Steps To Dramatic AWS Savings

Rohan JerremsBill Optimisation, Tools1 Comment

Save money on AWS We all love using AWS for the breadth and depth of their cloud services. Combining these services with the ability to interact with virtually everything through their API’s, it has never been easier to deploy new services and applications. Developers and infrastructure engineers often have a field day with their new found productivity and flexibility… all … Read More

GorillaStack launches Insights for Amazon Web Services

Oliver BergerBill Optimisation, Technology, Tools3 Comments

GorillaStack, the technology that eradicates cloud bill shock, today released ‘Insights’, a powerful new analytics tool that helps businesses quickly identify inefficiencies in their cloud deployment and significantly reduce costs. New analytics tool reduces weeks of manual cloud investigation to minutes Insights arms businesses with the information they need to identify and reduce or remove over-provisioned Amazon Web Service (AWS) … Read More

7 Weird Tips To Reduce Your AWS Bill

Chris EllisBill Optimisation, Tools4 Comments

I recently attended a very insightful AWS Meet Up where Paul Wakeford (a Systems Architect at Australian media company Fairfax Media) shared some great tips to identify costs and reduce your AWS bill. With Paul’s permission I’m sharing, in his own words, his views on a subject very close to our heart here at GorillaStack: how to go about making … Read More

You Should Move Compute To AWS EC2 Spot Instances

Chris FullerBill Optimisation7 Comments

Amazon are celebrating 10 years of AWS. On Amazon’s celebration page, they include an interesting insight regarding EC2 Spot Instances: “On average, every week, AWS customers are using more compute capacity on Amazon EC2 spot instances than customers in 2012 were running across all of Amazon EC2” – https://aws.amazon.com/10year Although many customers are utilising spot instances, AWS have made it … Read More

Amazon Web Services highlight GorillaStack Auto Tag as a key tool for helping to optimise AWS costs

Chris EllisBill Optimisation, Business, Tagging, Technology, Tools1 Comment

We’re delighted to report that GorillaStack was featured in an Amazon Web Services (AWS) presentation during the recent AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas. You can see what was said by checking out the video above. During the presentation Evan Crawford, Amazon Web Services, said: “We’ve got a great partner that just focuses on Cost Optimisation called GorillaStack. They’ve written … Read More