Serverless Framework & Lambda: A Match Made in Heaven

Elliott SpiraDevelopment0 Comments

One thing that I have always been keen to get from AWS Lambda is configurable environment variables that can be set for each indivudual Lambda function. One thing I loved about the Serverless framework is that it supports a notion of environment variables, stored in a hidden ‘_meta’ folder and substituted in when the functions are deployed to Lambda. On … Read More

AWS Lambda – Some Important Changes I’d Like To See

Elliott SpiraDevelopment, Technology0 Comments

Recently we updated our open source project Auto Tag, a Lambda function that listens to CloudTrail to tag your AWS resources with their creator after they are created. When updating, I noticed that a month ago, AWS released a Node v4.3.2 runtime for AWS Lambda. I was super excited! Previously we were using babel to transpile our es6 source code … Read More

GorillaStack Auto Tag Gets An Update

Elliott SpiraOpen Source, Tagging0 Comments

Of all the things I love at GorillaStack, including beer, coffee, workplace banter and of course AWS, there are two in particular that I was able to enjoy the last few nights after work; Open Source and CloudFormation. We love Open Source at GorillaStack and highly prioritise giving back useful code to the broader developer community. We also love AWS … Read More

8 Things We Learned at the AWS Sydney Summit

Chris FullerDevelopment, Technology3 Comments

We were excited to have the opportunity to share GorillaStack with everyone at Sydney’s first 2 day AWS Summit. The Summit demonstrated the need for AWS Cost Optimisation. Talks such as “Business: Cost Optimisation at Scale” from Evan Crawford at Amazon Web Services amplified this customer demand. And yes, that is gorillas.bas running in the background (check out our version … Read More

GorillaStack launches Insights for Amazon Web Services

Oliver BergerBill Optimisation, Technology, Tools3 Comments

GorillaStack, the technology that eradicates cloud bill shock, today released ‘Insights’, a powerful new analytics tool that helps businesses quickly identify inefficiencies in their cloud deployment and significantly reduce costs. New analytics tool reduces weeks of manual cloud investigation to minutes Insights arms businesses with the information they need to identify and reduce or remove over-provisioned Amazon Web Service (AWS) … Read More

7 Weird Tips To Reduce Your AWS Bill

Chris EllisBill Optimisation, Tools4 Comments

I recently attended a very insightful AWS Meet Up where Paul Wakeford (a Systems Architect at Australian media company Fairfax Media) shared some great tips to identify costs and reduce your AWS bill. With Paul’s permission I’m sharing, in his own words, his views on a subject very close to our heart here at GorillaStack: how to go about making … Read More

This Is The Redesign That The AWS Console Desperately Needs

Joel SpiraDesign, Technology5 Comments

I’m a great believer in the Cloud, particularly Amazon Web Services (AWS), and the range of benefits it brings for companies of all sizes. But I’m going to be completely honest here, the cumbersome experience of interacting with the AWS console is the weakest link in the AWS offering. While you are free to label me as a misinformed contrarian, … Read More

You Should Move Compute To AWS EC2 Spot Instances

Chris FullerBill Optimisation7 Comments

Amazon are celebrating 10 years of AWS. On Amazon’s celebration page, they include an interesting insight regarding EC2 Spot Instances: “On average, every week, AWS customers are using more compute capacity on Amazon EC2 spot instances than customers in 2012 were running across all of Amazon EC2” – https://aws.amazon.com/10year Although many customers are utilising spot instances, AWS have made it … Read More