With the Update Security Groups action you can automate the regular cleanup of ingress and egress rules in your Security Groups to remove unwanted access patterns. For example, you can schedule an action to remove SSH access that allows access to all incoming IPs. This is our first action in the security remediation space and we really look forward to … Read More
With the Update ECS Service Scale action you will be able to update desired task instantiation counts across any number of ECS services. Similar to our Update Auto Scaling Group action you will be able to cache existing settings and restore to them an accompanying Rule. We’re really excited to start supporting even more use cases around containerised workloads so … Read More
You can now toggle between VISUAL and COMPACT display options within the Rules view. Users often mentioned that Rules with multiple actions made the Rules view challenging to navigate, requiring scrolling and resulting in a disorientating experience. By allowing a toggleable display option you can easily choose whichever view you prefer and change at any point in time.
You can now add Labels to Rules. A Label is user defined identifying metadata for a Rule. Within the Rules view any Label on a Rule is available as a clickable filter helping to reduce the view to only show Rules with selected Labels in common. This greatly improves the user experience for teams who have multiple Rules. Now users … Read More
Did you know: A t2.micro multiAZ postgreSQL RDS Instance = $46.40 USD per month (deployed across only 2 AZs) It was just last month that AWS announced the capability for customers to start/stop Multi-AZ RDS Instances. We wish to announce that you can now do so with GorillaStack. Stopping non production/dev/test Multi-AZ RDS Instances is a sure way to save … Read More
But what’s next? The Challenge It may be safe to say that the industry agrees that automation for creating cloud resources is best practice. We in the cloud resource and event management tools ecosystem (that’s where GorillaStack is) think automated resource creation pipelines and CICD are vastly important. We would like to draw your attention to how these initiatives are … Read More
Just like hundreds of happy customers, you could scale multiple Auto Scaling Groups settings to 0, cache their settings and separately restore each ASG to their previous settings (avoiding CloudFormation drift). At GorillaStack we live and breathe cloud cost optimization as a key use case of our SaaS platform. Other use cases include purging wasted resources, custom code automation, ChatOps, … Read More
Yikes, this time last year, adding users to a team could be tricky. Since then, we have shipped a SAML integration for enterprise customers to associate their GorillaStack users with their own Identity Providers (IdPs). Now, we have overhauled our user management, improving the experience for teams that aren’t leveraging our SAML integration. Give it a go. You will be … Read More
This isn’t a Star Wars, the Island, 6th Day or other movie reference. No. It’s just a little public service announcement to let you know that now you can clone your GorillaStack Rules. If you are looking to create a Rule and want to work off another rule as a template, it couldn’t be easier. Just hit this button.
We often hear that customers like our simple User Interface and find it very easy to configure our Rules to manage their cloud environments. However, over time, some users found that our Rules index page became hard to navigate, as they started to go from 10s to 100s of active Rules. So we decided to do something about it. Meet … Read More