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

Building a Serverless Slack bot using AWS Lambda, cautiously…

Oliver BergerOpen Source0 Comments

When scuba diving, a diver has releases on their equipment such that in cases where no alternatives are available, they can ditch heavy gear and swim for the surface. I liken this to the approach teams take to building software, where the diver is the business logic and the equipment is the framework/s that they are relying on. Unfortunately, all … Read More

Secure your Serverless project’s endpoints with AWS Certificate Manager

Michael BlackDevelopment1 Comment

Here at GorillaStack we’ve been using LetsEncrypt to issue SSL certificates for custom domains on AWS’s API Gateway for all our Serverless projects. While we love this service, securing a custom domain for API Gateway required a time consuming, manual process to be repeated every time a certificate expired. That’s why we were so excited by the recent announcement of … Read More

AWS Organizations Moves to General Availability – Aids in Cost Management

Oliver BergerBill Optimisation0 Comments

Late last month, Amazon graduated AWS Organizations from “preview” status to widespread availability. AWS Organizations caters to individuals and businesses managing multiple AWS accounts, often as a result of company acquisitions or the decentralized, gradual adoption of web services across individual business divisions. Eventually, of course, managing each of these accounts can prove quite cumbersome. Who gets access to what? … Read More

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

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

Why Switching Off AWS EC2 Turns Us On!

Amy SpiraBill Optimisation0 Comments

Spinning up cloud computing servers is the bread and butter of DevOps professionals. But what about switching them off? A recent poll of AWS customers revealed that the vast majority are spinning up their servers but forgetting to turn them off when they’re no longer required. Non-production servers are generally only used during regular business hours, when the bulk of … Read More

How To Redirect With Serverless Framework

Elliott SpiraOpen Source0 Comments

We just started playing with the v1 of the serverless framework after building a serverless hipchat plugin boilerplate repository and an example hipchat plugin that aggregates CloudWatch Alarms in version 0.5.6 of the serverless framework. Just as it always seems to happen, a completely new, re-written version of the serverless framework was released after I wrote the boilerplate repository. So, … Read More