The AWS Snowball Edge Is Indestructible

Oliver BergerTechnology0 Comments

We were all blown away when Amazon announced AWS Snowmobile at re:Invent 2016. I sat there as the truck rolled into the exhibition centre and wondered if it was a marketing gimmick or a legitimate utility that corporations could utilise for physical transfer of data. While Snowmobile took a bunch of attention at re:Invent, Amazon also announced the more widely … Read More

AWS Lambda Adds IteratorAge Metric for Improved Processing Operations Visibility

Oliver BergerDevelopment, Technology0 Comments

AWS Lambda just got a bit better thanks to IteratorAge. If you’ve ever read the GorillaStack blog, you’re likely well-versed on many of AWS Lambda’s many use cases. Of particular interest in the context of Amazon’s latest announcement is the way in which the compute service works in tandem with CloudWatch. Lambda can assist in monitoring functions and reporting metrics … Read More

Scheduled AWS – DevOps Automation

Oliver BergerBill Optimisation, Tools0 Comments

At GorillaStack we often get asked about our inspiration for building our product and what drives us to keep releasing featured designed to help DevOps automate and schedule their cloud services. Frankly, we exist to help simplify the day to day task of the DevOps engineer and his workload. Schedule EC2s One of the primary requests we had when we … Read More

Why Switching Off AWS EC2 Turns Us On!

Amy SpiraBill Optimisation0 Comments

Spinning up cloud computing servers is the bread and butter of DevOps professionals. But what about switching them off? A recent poll of AWS customers revealed that the vast majority are spinning up their servers but forgetting to turn them off when they’re no longer required. Non-production servers are generally only used during regular business hours, when the bulk of … Read More

How To Redirect With Serverless Framework

Elliott SpiraOpen Source0 Comments

We just started playing with the v1 of the serverless framework after building a serverless hipchat plugin boilerplate repository and an example hipchat plugin that aggregates CloudWatch Alarms in version 0.5.6 of the serverless framework. Just as it always seems to happen, a completely new, re-written version of the serverless framework was released after I wrote the boilerplate repository. So, … Read More

AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform to be 100% Renewable Powered

Joel SpiraTechnology0 Comments

As Developers and DevOps professionals we spend a typical workday constructing elegant solutions to problems with code and, if you ask me, I get a serious buzz out of the idea that we all create value from what is just well thought-out permutations and combinations of the letters a-z, numbers 0-9 and other characters/operators $, #, % etc. We belong … Read More

You’re throwing away money on EBS

Chris FullerBill Optimisation, Tools0 Comments

How many detached EBS volumes do you have in your AWS accounts? How many unnecessary EBS snapshots are you paying for? You can save money by deleting any detached EBS volumes and deleting old EBS snapshots that you no longer require. “You will be charged for the IOPS provisioned on a volume even when the volume is detached from an … Read More

Serverless Framework & Local Development Environments

Elliott SpiraDevelopment, Open Source1 Comment

The Serverless framework is awesome and we love working with it! We even used it to build a Serverless Hipchat Bot. Side note: you can check out our Serverless HipChat Bot boilerplate repository. However, we quickly found that the feedback loop in development was really slow – every time we wanted to test a change, we had to deploy to … Read More