AWS Instance Scheduler vs GorillaStack

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A lot of organisations come to us for help after they have spent weeks wrestling with AWS Instance scheduler. Other users who have never tried to grapple with the 40 page instructional document ask us why they shouldn’t use it instead of GorillaStack. Instance Scheduler Overview The AWS Instance Scheduler is a solution written by the AWS Solutions team, based … Read More

GorillaStack Is Hiring Developers

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Who are we? GorillaStack is a 2.5 year old Australian company that builds automation software for the public cloud. GorillaStack helps AWS customers reduce their costs, operational complexities and eliminates custom resource management code. We’re regarded as best practice for optimisation and automation in cloud, particularly by Amazon Web Services who featured us at their 2017, 2016 & 2015 global … Read More

GorillaStack Wins Startup Specialist Of The Year 2017

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Last night at the ARN ICT awards was a real highlight for us – winning Startup Specialist Of The Year 2017. On a side-note, Cameron Inchley and I were discussing an anecdote told by Gary Lineker, the prolific English striker. “The big thing is, everybody says it’s being in the right place at the right time. But it’s more than … Read More

AWS re:Invent 2017 Guide – An Alternative Look

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Congratulations – you convinced the boss to let you go to re:Invent in Vegas! You’ve started reading up on all the most useful talks, the breakouts and you’ve probably lined up a bunch of meetings with key vendors / clients / contacts (delete as appropriate). But what about the leisure time? How are you planning to spend that well earned … Read More

5 Things We Learned About AWS From Amazon’s Q2 Earnings

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Amazon Web Services continues to be Amazon’s fastest-growing and most profitable business. The Q2 2016 earnings release outlined that revenue grew another 58% year-over-year to $2.88 billion, while posting $718 million in operating income – which is larger than the $702 million operating income its core North American retail business recorded. Note: all currency figures in this post are in … Read More

This AWS HipChat Integration Has Transformed DevOps

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You may have seen our recent post that explains how to build your own Serverless HipChat Connect Plugin but did you know that GorillaStack already provides a tool that allows you to monitor your AWS spend and do a couple of other nifty things from within HipChat? ChatOps (along with ‘chatbot’) has fully entered common lexicon since we first discussed … Read More

GorillaStack is Hiring

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What we’re building GorillaStack is on a mission to automate the Cloud and help our customers be DevOps heroes. We’re a SaaS solution that makes it easy for DevOps teams to reduce costs instantly, and pay only for what you use. We’re based in Sydney, although our customer base and outlook is global. In the words of our most recent … Read More

Why the Cloud is THE key technology enabler for Digital Transformation

Chris EllisBusiness, Technology1 Comment

The world is going through a digital transformation as everything — customers and equipment alike — becomes connected. Leading Digital Transformation has therefore become an imperative for organizations. They must succeed in creating transformation through technology, or they’ll face being marginalized (best case) or extinction (worst case) at the hands of competitors. The problem is that our skills and organizations … Read More

Is Virtual Reality The Next Frontier For Amazon Web Services To Conquer?

Oliver BergerBusiness, Technology3 Comments

Only the keenest eyes will have noted the subtlest of hints today that Amazon is getting into the Virtual Reality business. Interestingly, this wasn’t revealed by some big Amazon announcement at one of their events or a high profile press release, but instead via a job advertisement for a Senior Software Developer with experience in Virtual Reality to work at … Read More

Reader’s Letters: What’s with GorillaStack?

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As we continue to acquire new customers and more potential customers, we’re answering plenty of questions that often aren’t covered by the GorillaStack FAQ. It occurred to me the other day that, as well as updating our FAQ, it might make sense to publish some of the excerpts of recent conversations to give curious customers a truer sense of how … Read More