Automatically Scale DynamoDB Throughput

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DynamoDB is becoming a popular solution for AWS customers who want a NoSQL database that can quickly scale to demand and where they pay for the data they store and the throughput that they require. DynamoDB has some great Auto Scaling capabilities, however, to avoid throttling requests around known peaks in throughput requirements and to quickly back-off and save money … Read More

Automatically Reset Auto Scaling Groups to Previous Scale

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Users of our update_autoscaling_groups action have for a while been looking for a way to scale an Auto Scaling Group down and then at a later point, scale back to the previous settings associated with this group. Until now, we needed users to specify the desired settings for those Auto Scaling groups on the scale up action, which was cumbersome … Read More

3 New Actions: Reboot EC2 Instances, Bunker EBS & RDS Snapshots

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We love responding to customer feature requests! Our customers get in touch over our public slack and let us know what features they’re after. We socialise these with the broader user base, sharing over our public roadmap on trello and with specific customers who are in a special group we call “Friends of GorillaStack”. I’m always proud to announce new … Read More

Trigger Action From Incoming Webhook

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We are excited to announce the new Incoming Webhook Trigger. Once you have an incoming webhook created, it can be selected as the trigger for any rule. You could even select a single webhook across multiple rules to easily trigger whole batches of automation with a single GET request. Create, edit, copy & delete of incoming webhooks can be found … Read More

Going inside: 2 new EC2 Run Commands

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We have been operating at the resource level for some time, managing elasticity of EC2 and RDS instances, autoscaling groups and the lifecycle of EBS storage and images. However, two new actions we released today is changing that, taking us into new territory of offering automation capabilities inside of EC2 instances. EC2 Systems Manager offers Run Command capabilities, helping you … Read More

Link an Account to GorillaStack with CloudFormation

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Adding GorillaStack to new AWS accounts was always the greatest sticking point with our customers. We decided to overhaul our onboarding interface and backend mechanism, for ease of use and understanding. We now create a CloudFormation stack containing the role and policy required for secure cross account access, and post the ARN back to our API. This dramatically reduces the … Read More

“Manual Run Only” as a Trigger

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We love hearing about interesting new customer use cases! A few customers wanted to create a series of run-books in GorillaStack and use the service as an interface from which to kick off pre-configured automation rules. However we couldn’t support this because all of our rules required a trigger and there was no way to stop the activation of a … Read More

Tag Matching Superpowers

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The best ideas always come from users. We originally built custom boolean expressions into our Tag Groups as a customer request and now we’re excited to announce the latest enhancement. Multiple Tag Groups per Rule Action We now support the selection of multiple tag groups on an action! Now, when making your selection of Tag Groups, simply select as many … Read More

Event Log

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We have listened to customer feedback and our Dashboard has been revamped as a highly useful Event Log. Good news is that it is available on GorillaStack as of right now! Some of the useful changes include: One click filtering of Audit, Rule Execution & Attention events for quick inspection of what matters at any point in time. Inspect raw … Read More

Invoke Lambda Functions

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We love Lambda and we know you do too! So we’re pleased to announce today that we support the invocation of AWS Lambda functions as an action in our rules engine. Now, using any of our trigger types, you can invoke any Lambda function across your accounts and regions, with a custom JSON payload and optionally environment variable overrides. With … Read More