5 Things We Learned About AWS From Amazon’s Q2 Earnings

Amazon Web Services continues to be Amazon’s fastest-growing and most profitable business. The Q2 2016 earnings release outlined that revenue grew another 58% year-over-year to $2.88 billion, while posting $718 million in operating income – which is larger than the $702 million operating income its core North American retail business recorded. Note: all currency figures Read More >

 

This AWS HipChat Integration Has Transformed DevOps

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 Read More >

 

AWS re:Invent Guide 2016 – An Alternative Look

Congratulations – you convinced the boss to let you go to re:Invent in Vegas! You’ve started reading up on all the most useful talks, the breakouts and you’ve probably lined up a bunch of meetings with key vendors / clients / contacts (delete as appropriate). But what about the leisure time? How are you planning Read More >

 

GorillaStack is Hiring

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 Read More >

 

Serverless HipChat Connect Boilerplate by GorillaStack

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 Read More >

 

Serverless Architectures: Monoliths, Nanoservices, Microservices & Hybrids

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 Read More >

 

Serverless Framework & Lambda: A Match Made in Heaven

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 Read More >

 

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

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 Read More >

 

GorillaStack Auto Tag Gets An Update

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 Read More >

 

8 Things We Learned at the AWS Sydney Summit

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 Read More >