Rule Labels

Joel SpiraChangelogLeave a Comment

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

Multi-AZ RDS Instance Stops

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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

CICD & Infrastructure as Code Is The 1st Big Step In Cloud Automation

Stefan KnightBill Optimisation, Development, TechnologyLeave a Comment

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

GorillaStack Cloud Elasticity Cost Optimization Features

Stefan KnightBill OptimisationLeave a Comment

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

User Management Update

Joel SpiraChangelogLeave a Comment

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

Clone Rules

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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.

Search and Sort in the Rules Index

Joel SpiraChangelogLeave a Comment

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

Implement Sophisticated Workflows Using GorillaStack Sequences

Elliott SpiraChangelogLeave a Comment

We built some new stuff Firstly, we built support for a sequence of actions. You are no longer restricted to executing a single Action in your Rule. Actions could be fired off in serial. Secondly, we created a new component for our Rules, named “Pauses”. Pauses offer users the ability to perform some manual approval or some other check at … Read More

Customize your GorillaStack Cross-Account Role

Chris ArmstrongChangelogLeave a Comment

If you’ve recently signed up or added any new accounts recently, you may have noticed some changes to the account setup process. These changes have been pushed out over the past month or so, but today we released the most useful of these: you can now customize the cross-account role that is installed in your AWS Account. This change lets … Read More

Automate EC2 backup life cycle and save money on EBS

Chris ArmstrongBill OptimisationLeave a Comment

An extremely common use case for AWS environments is the backup of EC2 instances. It is straightforward to use scripts to automate taking snapshots of your EC2 instances, but things can quickly get out of hand as you try to keep costs under control by customising the same scripts to handle snapshot retention, and then with different retention policies for … Read More