You’re throwing away money on EBS

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 Read More >

 

Serverless Framework & Local Development Environments

The Serverless framework is awesome and we love working with it! We even used it to build a Serverless Hipchat Bot. Side note: you can check out our Serverless HipChat Bot boilerplate repository. However, we quickly found that the feedback loop in development was really slow – every time we wanted to test a change, Read More >

 

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 >

 

3 Easy Steps To Dramatic AWS Savings

Save money on AWS We all love using AWS for the breadth and depth of their cloud services. Combining these services with the ability to interact with virtually everything through their API’s, it has never been easier to deploy new services and applications. Developers and infrastructure engineers often have a field day with their new 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 >