Event Log

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We have listened to customer feedback and our Dashboard has been revamped as a highly useful Event Log. Good news is that it is available on GorillaStack as of right now! Some of the useful changes include: One click filtering of Audit, Rule Execution & Attention events for quick inspection of what matters at any point in time. Inspect raw … Read More

Invoke Lambda Functions

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We love Lambda and we know you do too! So we’re pleased to announce today that we support the invocation of AWS Lambda functions as an action in our rules engine. Now, using any of our trigger types, you can invoke any Lambda function across your accounts and regions, with a custom JSON payload and optionally environment variable overrides. With … Read More

GorillaStack Wins Startup Specialist Of The Year 2017

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Last night at the ARN ICT awards was a real highlight for us – winning Startup Specialist Of The Year 2017. On a side-note, Cameron Inchley and I were discussing an anecdote told by Gary Lineker, the prolific English striker. “The big thing is, everybody says it’s being in the right place at the right time. But it’s more than … Read More

RDS Start / Stop Actions

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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