AWS EBS Snapshots Cost Allocation And Automation

Oliver BergerTools0 Comments

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

Oliver BergerTools0 Comments

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

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

Scheduled AWS – DevOps Automation

Oliver BergerBill Optimisation, Tools0 Comments

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, Tools0 Comments

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

3 Easy Steps To Dramatic AWS Savings

Rohan JerremsBill Optimisation, Tools1 Comment

Save money on AWS We all love using AWS for the breadth and depth of their cloud services. Combining these services with the ability to interact with virtually everything through their API’s, it has never been easier to deploy new services and applications. Developers and infrastructure engineers often have a field day with their new found productivity and flexibility… all … 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

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

7 Weird Tips To Reduce Your AWS Bill

Chris EllisBill Optimisation, Tools4 Comments

I recently attended a very insightful AWS Meet Up where Paul Wakeford (a Systems Architect at Australian media company Fairfax Media) shared some great tips to identify costs and reduce your AWS bill. With Paul’s permission I’m sharing, in his own words, his views on a subject very close to our heart here at GorillaStack: how to go about making … Read More