GorillaStack Achieves Amazon Web Services Cloud Management Tools Competency Status

Oliver Berger | Thu, 13 Sep 2018

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Atlanta – September 14, 2018 – GorillaStack, the Rules Engine for Cost Optimization 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 Management Tools Competency differentiates GorillaStack as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member that provides specialized demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success with specific focus on workloads based on Resource and Cost Optimization. To receive the designation, APN Partners must possess deep AWS expertise and deliver solutions seamlessly on AWS.

“GorillaStack is proud to achieve AWS Cloud Management Tools Competency status,” said Oliver Berger, COO, GorillaStack. “Our team is dedicated to helping companies achieve their technology goals by leveraging the agility, breadth of services, and pace of innovation that AWS provides. Every month, our users save millions of dollars by using GorillaStack to realize the AWS Cost Optimization best practices through automation. It’s an honor for GorillaStack’s dedication to product excellence and customer obsession to be recognized by AWS.”

GorillaStack was founded to tackle the challenges that face Development and Operations staff in managing AWS resources well. Easily avoidable inefficiencies can sometimes lead to unnecessary costs that erode confidence in cloud as well as delay expansion and growth initiatives.

Historically solutions have focused on analyzing resource utilization and spend for the Finance team, whereas GorillaStack differentiates by focusing on automating tangible actions alleviating the burden on the DevOps team who would otherwise be required to spin up custom code to achieve sub-optimal outcomes. Our customers typically reclaim 20%-60% of their monthly spend which they can invest in growth and other core business initiatives.

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify Consulting and Technology APN Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.

Customers like Citrix, PennyMac, Qantas, Red Bull and many others have used our platform to build policies which optimize previously under-utilized and unutilized compute, database, and storage resources as well as cleaning up detached, stale and abandoned resources which represent up to 60% of the total cloud spend. Additionally, the platform automates backup and disaster recovery policies and responds to a variety of cloud operations and security events-triggers.

Enterprise grade features include role-based access, advanced permissions for different team members, the ability to sequence & intervene in automations, slack integration, local VPN deployments, APIs and SAML.

GorillaStack has pricing plans that span startups all the way through very large enterprises and government allowing all types of organization to take action to control cloud costs and improve the bottom line for their organizations.

Citrix GoToMeeting trusted GorillaStack to manage the shut down of its non-production workloads for a dispersed team in multiple timezones. The direct results of the implementation was 63% across the effected resources, meaning one year usage of the tool had a positive ROI within the first 60 days.

About GorillaStack

GorillaStack was founded in 2015 by Elliott Spira and Oliver Berger, and specializes in taking AWS best practices and enabling organizations to take practical steps to implement them through our automation solutions.

GorillaStack is committed to the idea that the advent of cloud represents one of the most significant technological evolutions of our time. GorillaStack’s mission is to be the enabling technology that automates the organization’s environments and empowers them to focus their full development efforts on leveraging the powerful tools afforded to them by the cloud. GorillaStack gives organizations the confidence that their infrastructure is fully optimized, allowing them to fully leverage the deep and powerful benefits of the cloud.

GorillaStack works directly with end users, and also with System Integrators and MSPs through attached professional services to manage infrastructure for small customers up to some of the world’s largest environments at scale. We regularly contribute free tools to the Open Source community as well as running an open and free Slack community for DevOps enthusiasts.

Find out more about GorillaStack

If you'd like more information about how to use GorillaStack to optimize your AWS costs, there are a few next steps you can take. You can set up a quick demo, have a chat with us via our slack channel or better still get started with a free trial. We look forward to working with you!

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