This AWS HipChat Integration Has Transformed DevOps

Oliver BergerBusiness, Technology, ToolsLeave a Comment

You may have seen our recent post that explains how to build your own Serverless HipChat Connect Plugin but did you know that GorillaStack already provides a tool that allows you to monitor your AWS spend and do a couple of other nifty things from within HipChat? ChatOps (along with ‘chatbot’) has fully entered common lexicon since we first discussed … Read More

GorillaStack is Hiring

Oliver BergerBusinessLeave a Comment

What we’re building GorillaStack is on a mission to automate the Cloud and help our customers be DevOps heroes. We’re a SaaS solution that makes it easy for DevOps teams to reduce costs instantly, and pay only for what you use. We’re based in Sydney, although our customer base and outlook is global. In the words of our most recent … Read More

Serverless HipChat Connect Boilerplate by GorillaStack

Elliott SpiraDevelopment, Open SourceLeave a Comment

Have you ever wanted to try out a full serverless architecture? Or write a HipChat plug-in? The new open source boilerplate from GorillaStack helps developers deploy the back ends for their plugins to Amazon Web Services’ serverless products in Lambda, API Gateway, DynamoDB and S3. Atlassian, together with Amazon Web Services, engaged GorillaStack to develop an open source bolierplate repository … Read More

Serverless Architectures: Monoliths, Nanoservices, Microservices & Hybrids

Chris FullerTechnologyLeave a Comment

We are strong advocates of the Serverless framework at GorillaStack. We’ve recently talked about our recent open source Serverless Hipchat Connect Example that utilises Serverless and AWS Lambda . During the development of the plugin, one thing we liked was that Serverless doesn’t restrict you to one architecture – there are at least 4 to choose from. The Monolith Whenever … Read More

Serverless Framework & Lambda: A Match Made in Heaven

Elliott SpiraDevelopmentLeave a Comment

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

GorillaStack Auto Tag Gets An Update

Elliott SpiraOpen Source, TaggingLeave a Comment

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