Automatically Create Images in AWS

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We were already helping our customers with deleting their AMIs, but like Snapshots, customers wanted both the capability to create and delete their images. Now, if you have certain workloads which require the baking of AWS instance images for backups, as opposed to the snapshotting of volumes, you can rely on GorillaStack for the full lifecycle management. Take a look … Read More

Delete Orphaned Snapshots from ‘CreateImage’

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We’ve all seen it before, a list of snapshots, with descriptions that reference AMIs that may or may not exist anymore. What a pain! Until now! Set up a scheduled rule with our new action to Delete Orphaned Snapshots. Now, we will parse these descriptions and we will delete any snapshots whereby the referenced AMI no longer exists. Take a … Read More

Automatically Create VSS Snapshots

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Do you use Shadow Copy Service/Volume Snapshot Service in your Windows workloads? Want an easy way to do VSS snapshots via AWS at scale? We now support automatically taking VSS snapshots of your disks attached to Windows Instances in AWS, using the AWS SSM Agent. Using GorillaStack, you can target your Windows VSS enabled environments using TagGroups and snapshot multiple … Read More

Automate Changes To Your AWS Environment with an SNS Push

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Want deeper integrations with events in AWS? Good news for you then – we now support the triggering of Rules within GorillaStack from a push on an SNS topic! Now you can configure a swathe of different events within AWS to trigger your GorillaStack rules, be that CloudWatch Alarms, your applications or notifications from 3rd party systems. Take a look … Read More

New Capabilities For Auto Scaling Automation

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Thanks for the awesome feedback! After delivering the ability to cache and restore Auto Scaling group settings, we got a tonne of great feedback from customers. While this was really useful, there were a couple features that we’re further required to round out this capability nicely. One Customers wanted the ability to exclude any Auto Scaling groups that did not … Read More

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