Copy Your EBS Snapshots To A Disaster Recovery Account

Steven NobleBackupLeave a Comment

It’s one thing to automatically snapshot your EC2 instances, to encrypt them, and to automatically copy them to the other side of the Earth in case an entire AWS region is affected by a natural or technical disaster. These are all important measures that our users have put in place using GorillaStack. But what if the one AWS account owns … Read More

Implement Sophisticated Workflows Using GorillaStack Sequences

Elliott SpiraChangelogLeave a Comment

We built some new stuff Firstly, we built support for a sequence of actions. You are no longer restricted to executing a single Action in your Rule. Actions could be fired off in serial. Secondly, we created a new component for our Rules, named “Pauses”. Pauses offer users the ability to perform some manual approval or some other check at … Read More

Automate EC2 backup life cycle and save money on EBS

Chris ArmstrongBill OptimisationLeave a Comment

An extremely common use case for AWS environments is the backup of EC2 instances. It is straightforward to use scripts to automate taking snapshots of your EC2 instances, but things can quickly get out of hand as you try to keep costs under control by customising the same scripts to handle snapshot retention, and then with different retention policies for … Read More

3 New Actions: Reboot EC2 Instances, Bunker EBS & RDS Snapshots

Elliott SpiraChangelogLeave a Comment

We love responding to customer feature requests! Our customers get in touch over our public slack and let us know what features they’re after. We socialise these with the broader user base, sharing over our public roadmap on trello and with specific customers who are in a special group we call “Friends of GorillaStack”. I’m always proud to announce new … Read More

Create EBS Snapshots Action

Oliver BergerChangelogLeave a Comment

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

AWS EBS Snapshots Cost Allocation And Automation

Oliver BergerToolsLeave a Comment

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

Scheduled AWS – DevOps Automation

Oliver BergerBill Optimisation, ToolsLeave a Comment

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

You’re throwing away money on EBS

Chris FullerBill Optimisation, ToolsLeave a Comment

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