The AWS Snowball Edge Is Indestructible

Oliver BergerTechnology0 Comments

We were all blown away when Amazon announced AWS Snowmobile at re:Invent 2016. I sat there as the truck rolled into the exhibition centre and wondered if it was a marketing gimmick or a legitimate utility that corporations could utilise for physical transfer of data. While Snowmobile took a bunch of attention at re:Invent, Amazon also announced the more widely … Read More

AWS Lambda Adds IteratorAge Metric for Improved Processing Operations Visibility

Oliver BergerDevelopment, Technology0 Comments

AWS Lambda just got a bit better thanks to IteratorAge. If you’ve ever read the GorillaStack blog, you’re likely well-versed on many of AWS Lambda’s many use cases. Of particular interest in the context of Amazon’s latest announcement is the way in which the compute service works in tandem with CloudWatch. Lambda can assist in monitoring functions and reporting metrics … Read More

How we use Slack to dramatically reduce AWS costs

Chris EllisTechnology, Tools5 Comments

Slack is an awesome tool that we love. It makes it easy for teams to communicate with each other and with their automated systems. It can also make a great tool in the management of your AWS infrastructure. Some of you will already be familiar with the term ‘ChatOps’ whereby you make common commands executable from within chat rooms. It … Read More

AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform to be 100% Renewable Powered

Joel SpiraTechnology0 Comments

As Developers and DevOps professionals we spend a typical workday constructing elegant solutions to problems with code and, if you ask me, I get a serious buzz out of the idea that we all create value from what is just well thought-out permutations and combinations of the letters a-z, numbers 0-9 and other characters/operators $, #, % etc. We belong … Read More

This AWS HipChat Integration Has Transformed DevOps

Oliver BergerBusiness, Technology, Tools0 Comments

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

Serverless Architectures: Monoliths, Nanoservices, Microservices & Hybrids

Chris FullerTechnology0 Comments

We are strong advocates of the Serverless framework at GorillaStack. We’ve recently talked about our recent open source Serverless Hipchat Connect Example that utilises Serverless and AWS Lambda . During the development of the plugin, one thing we liked was that Serverless doesn’t restrict you to one architecture – there are at least 4 to choose from. The Monolith Whenever … Read More

AWS Lambda – Some Important Changes I’d Like To See

Elliott SpiraDevelopment, Technology0 Comments

Recently we updated our open source project Auto Tag, a Lambda function that listens to CloudTrail to tag your AWS resources with their creator after they are created. When updating, I noticed that a month ago, AWS released a Node v4.3.2 runtime for AWS Lambda. I was super excited! Previously we were using babel to transpile our es6 source code … Read More

8 Things We Learned at the AWS Sydney Summit

Chris FullerDevelopment, Technology3 Comments

We were excited to have the opportunity to share GorillaStack with everyone at Sydney’s first 2 day AWS Summit. The Summit demonstrated the need for AWS Cost Optimisation. Talks such as “Business: Cost Optimisation at Scale” from Evan Crawford at Amazon Web Services amplified this customer demand. And yes, that is gorillas.bas running in the background (check out our version … 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