GorillaStack and Polar 7 Hands On Optimisation Day With AWS

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In August of 2018, GorillaStack collaborated with Polar 7 and Amazon for a “Hands On Day” focused on how to AWS Environment Optimisation. Optimise Your AWS Environment Concentrating on the Well Architected Framework, the days were a good opportunity for organisations to get an overview on optimising environments to be: Highly Secure Efficient Reliable Operationally Excellent Cost Optimised Open Source … Read More

GorillaStack is a finalist for 4 ARN Innovation Awards 2018

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GorillaStack is thrilled to be shortlisted for 4 ARN Innovation Awards in 2018. The awards recognise, celebrate and reward excellence in the Australian technology market. Open to partners, vendors and distributors, the awards are judged by over 170 industry professionals who are looking for organisations who excel in creativity, innovation and excellence. GorillaStack is a finalist for Startup Specialist (an … Read More

EC2 Scheduler

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Why use an EC2 scheduler? If you’re part of an organisation that’s looking to make improvements in cost optimisation and governance by using automation then an EC2 scheduler is a natural choice. An EC2 scheduler allows you to maximise utilisation efficiencies without the overhead of writing and maintain custom scripts or doing it manually. You can turn off and on … Read More

GorillaStack Is Hiring Developers

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Who are we? GorillaStack is a 3 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

Automatically Create Images in AWS

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We were already helping our customers with deleting their AMIs, but like Snapshots, customers wanted both the capability to create and delete their images. Now, if you have certain workloads which require the baking of AWS instance images for backups, as opposed to the snapshotting of volumes, you can rely on GorillaStack for the full lifecycle management. Take a look … Read More

Delete Orphaned Snapshots from ‘CreateImage’

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We’ve all seen it before, a list of snapshots, with descriptions that reference AMIs that may or may not exist anymore. What a pain! Until now! Set up a scheduled rule with our new action to Delete Orphaned Snapshots. Now, we will parse these descriptions and we will delete any snapshots whereby the referenced AMI no longer exists. Take a … Read More

Automatically Create VSS Snapshots

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Do you use Shadow Copy Service/Volume Snapshot Service in your Windows workloads? Want an easy way to do VSS snapshots via AWS at scale? We now support automatically taking VSS snapshots of your disks attached to Windows Instances in AWS, using the AWS SSM Agent. Using GorillaStack, you can target your Windows VSS enabled environments using TagGroups and snapshot multiple … Read More

Automate Changes To Your AWS Environment with an SNS Push

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Want deeper integrations with events in AWS? Good news for you then – we now support the triggering of Rules within GorillaStack from a push on an SNS topic! Now you can configure a swathe of different events within AWS to trigger your GorillaStack rules, be that CloudWatch Alarms, your applications or notifications from 3rd party systems. Take a look … Read More

New Capabilities For Auto Scaling Automation

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Thanks for the awesome feedback! After delivering the ability to cache and restore Auto Scaling group settings, we got a tonne of great feedback from customers. While this was really useful, there were a couple features that we’re further required to round out this capability nicely. One Customers wanted the ability to exclude any Auto Scaling groups that did not … Read More