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

Secure your Serverless project’s endpoints with AWS Certificate Manager

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Here at GorillaStack we’ve been using LetsEncrypt to issue SSL certificates for custom domains on AWS’s API Gateway for all our Serverless projects. While we love this service, securing a custom domain for API Gateway required a time consuming, manual process to be repeated every time a certificate expired. That’s why we were so excited by the recent announcement of … Read More

AWS Organizations Moves to General Availability – Aids in Cost Management

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Late last month, Amazon graduated AWS Organizations from “preview” status to widespread availability. AWS Organizations caters to individuals and businesses managing multiple AWS accounts, often as a result of company acquisitions or the decentralized, gradual adoption of web services across individual business divisions. Eventually, of course, managing each of these accounts can prove quite cumbersome. Who gets access to what? … Read More

The AWS Snowball Edge Is Indestructible

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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

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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

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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!

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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