GorillaStack Achieves Amazon Web Services Cloud Management Tools Competency Status

Oliver BergerBusiness, ToolsLeave a Comment

Atlanta – September 14, 2018 – GorillaStack, the Rules Engine for Cost Optimisation and Automation, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Management Tools Competency status. This designation recognizes that GorillaStack assists AWS customers in provisioning and managing AWS workloads through specialized solutions for administering & provisioning, managing, and optimizing AWS resources. Achieving the AWS Cloud … Read More

GorillaStack and Polar 7 Hands On Optimisation Day With AWS

Oliver BergerBill Optimisation, Open Source, ToolsLeave a Comment

In August of 2018, GorillaStack collaborated with Polar 7 and Amazon for a “Hands On Day” focused on how to AWS Environment Optimisation. Optimise Your AWS Environment Concentrating on the Well Architected Framework, the days were a good opportunity for organisations to get an overview on optimising environments to be: Highly Secure Efficient Reliable Operationally Excellent Cost Optimised Open Source … Read More

EC2 Scheduler

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Why use an EC2 scheduler? If you’re part of an organisation that’s looking to make improvements in cost optimisation and governance by using automation then an EC2 scheduler is a natural choice. An EC2 scheduler allows you to maximise utilisation efficiencies without the overhead of writing and maintain custom scripts or doing it manually. You can turn off and on … Read More

AWS Instance Scheduler

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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

AWS EBS Snapshots Cost Allocation And Automation

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We wanted to take a quick time out to discuss the new cost allocation functionality for AWS Elastic Block Store (EBS) snapshots and how GorillaStack complements the service in an intelligent fashion. What Is Amazon Elastic Block Store? You’re probably already aware, but here’s a pithy summation for you: Amazon EBS is an Amazon Web Services (AWS) block storage system … Read More

GorillaStack AWS CloudTrail Listener For Slack Goes Public

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The GorillaStack team are excited to announce the release of our highly requested AWS CloudTrail Slackbot. What started out as an internal project, designed to make tracking CloudTrail events more manageable (you can read more about our initial AWS Slack integration here), is now officially available for public consumption! You don’t even need to have a GorillaStack account to start … 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

You’re throwing away money on EBS

Chris FullerBill Optimisation, ToolsLeave a Comment

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