GorillaStack Is Hiring Developers

Oliver BergerBusinessLeave a Comment

Who are we? GorillaStack is a 2.5 year old Australian company that builds automation software for the public cloud. GorillaStack helps AWS customers reduce their costs, operational complexities and eliminates custom resource management code. We’re regarded as best practice for optimisation and automation in cloud, particularly by Amazon Web Services who featured us at their 2017, 2016 & 2015 global … Read More

How Freshwater Systems slashed their AWS bills by using GorillaStack

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Freshwater Systems a discussion with John Wessel, IT Ops Manager Greenville, South Carolina, USA www.freshwatersystems.com Freshwater Systems was founded in 1989 to provide water filtration systems to both consumers and businesses. Since its earliest beginnings, the business has changed with the times and now roughly 60% of sales come via their online marketplace. John Wessel, IT Ops Manager was kind … Read More

AWS Recommends GorillaStack At re:Invent 2017

Oliver BergerOpen Source, TaggingLeave a Comment

For the 3rd year in a row, Amazon Web Services has allocated part of its Cost Optimisation track at re:Invent to highlighting the benefits of GorillaStack as a part of an organisation’s tooling. In 2016, Keith Jarrett used a case study of GorillaStack’s AWS automation engine to highlight 60%+ cost savings for a major technology organisation – savings gained from … Read More

Trigger Action From Incoming Webhook

Oliver BergerChangelogLeave a Comment

We are excited to announce the new Incoming Webhook Trigger. Once you have an incoming webhook created, it can be selected as the trigger for any rule. You could even select a single webhook across multiple rules to easily trigger whole batches of automation with a single GET request. Create, edit, copy & delete of incoming webhooks can be found … Read More

Going inside: 2 new EC2 Run Commands

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We have been operating at the resource level for some time, managing elasticity of EC2 and RDS instances, autoscaling groups and the lifecycle of EBS storage and images. However, two new actions we released today is changing that, taking us into new territory of offering automation capabilities inside of EC2 instances. EC2 Systems Manager offers Run Command capabilities, helping you … Read More

Link an Account to GorillaStack with CloudFormation

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Adding GorillaStack to new AWS accounts was always the greatest sticking point with our customers. We decided to overhaul our onboarding interface and backend mechanism, for ease of use and understanding. We now create a CloudFormation stack containing the role and policy required for secure cross account access, and post the ARN back to our API. This dramatically reduces the … Read More

“Manual Run Only” as a Trigger

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We love hearing about interesting new customer use cases! A few customers wanted to create a series of run-books in GorillaStack and use the service as an interface from which to kick off pre-configured automation rules. However we couldn’t support this because all of our rules required a trigger and there was no way to stop the activation of a … Read More

Scheduling AWS Services – 7 Killer Features You Can’t Live Without

Oliver BergerBill Optimisation, TechnologyLeave a Comment

Not all service schedulers are created equal – we’ve been sourcing feedback from some of our heaviest users and asking them specifically what they like most about GorillaStack compared to our competitors. Some of the responses go beyond the amount of money we help them to save, the governance improvements that we facilitate and the resource optimisations that improve their … Read More

Tag Matching Superpowers

Elliott SpiraChangelogLeave a Comment

The best ideas always come from users. We originally built custom boolean expressions into our Tag Groups as a customer request and now we’re excited to announce the latest enhancement. Multiple Tag Groups per Rule Action We now support the selection of multiple tag groups on an action! Now, when making your selection of Tag Groups, simply select as many … Read More