RDS Start / Stop Actions

Oliver BergerChangelog0 Comments

For a while now customers have wanted to know whether we could help them cycle their database instances on and off, much alike how we help them with their EC2 instances. Today with Start/Stop RDS action, you can do exactly that. Join these actions with our existing set of triggers to ensure you only pay for the RDS you require … Read More

Create EBS Snapshots Action

Oliver BergerChangelog0 Comments

You have spoken and we have listened. Today we closed the loop on EBS lifecycle management, supplementing on our existing capabilities around cleaning up snapshots, AMIs and deleting detached volumes with our new Create Snapshot action. Now users can use this action to create snapshot from any volume, as well as secondarily, copy tags from the volume and/or the instance … Read More

GorillaStack Rules Engine is in Beta

Elliott SpiraChangelog0 Comments

Big news today, we have put our new version GorillaStack into public beta. Version 1 of our product was the founder product, focused on instance cycling and cost savings exclusively. Version 2 of our product is truly the customer product. From all the incredible feedback of the many “friends of GorillaStack”, we have built a rules engine, allowing customers more … Read More

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

AWS re:Invent 2017 Guide – An Alternative Look

Oliver BergerBusiness0 Comments

Congratulations – you convinced the boss to let you go to re:Invent in Vegas! You’ve started reading up on all the most useful talks, the breakouts and you’ve probably lined up a bunch of meetings with key vendors / clients / contacts (delete as appropriate). But what about the leisure time? How are you planning to spend that well earned … Read More

AWS X-Ray General Availability Comes Complete with Lambda Integration

Oliver BergerBill Optimisation0 Comments

First debuted in preview form at re:Invent last year, X-Ray is set to increase efficiencies that can simplify troubleshooting, speed up development time, and thus ultimately contribute to cost savings for you and your company. AWS X-Ray is a software service for application tracing, that was first debuted in preview at AWS re:Invent 2016. Broadly, X-Ray enables application trace requests … 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

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