About ParkMyCloud

What is ParkMyCloud?

ParkMyCloud is a simple, single-purpose SaaS tool that connects to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure and enables users to automatically schedule on/off times for their idle compute resources. It’s like Nest for the cloud.

Why ParkMyCloud?

Imagine how much money you’d waste if you left all of the lights and appliances on when you were not home.  Hundreds of thousands of public cloud customers are in the exact same situation—wasting hundreds of millions of dollars paying for idle compute resources.

Public cloud compute resources are “always on” unless customers specifically turn them off, which means customers are paying for computing time they don’t actually use—for example, between 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

Until now there has been no easy way to (a) view all resources across AWS and Azure in a single, intuitive dashboard; and/or (b) schedule on/off times for these resources in a simple and automated way. Companies have tried scripting and cron jobs, but these methods are not automated or systematic. They require significant and continuous manual maintenance by an administrator who could otherwise be doing more valuable work.

If companies had a way to quickly and automatically turn off their cloud resources when they’re not being used, the savings would be tremendous. 

With ParkMyCloud, now they do.

ParkMyCloud can verifiably slash public cloud costs by up to 60%, based on how much is parked. For example, global software company Foster Moore is saving 30-40% on their AWS bill, and global media company Avid is saving $55k/year.

The ParkMyCloud Mission:

Inspired by the success of “consumerized” business tools such as Dropbox and Evernote, ParkMyCloud is part of a fast-growing breed of simplified, purpose-built SaaS applications designed to solve one problem (cloud cost reduction) very well, while:

  • Being extremely simple to implement and use;
  • Taking just minutes to set up;
  • Requiring no upfront costs or resources to integrate; and
  • Providing rapid payback – often under two months.

Recognition

“AWS is terrific overall, but the costs can grow very quickly—so we thought ParkMyCloud could be way to reduce the recurring cost by automatically turning off unused instances. About 5 minutes into our free trial we were very impressed with how easy the set up was; we immediately saw our AWS instances in the dashboard and began parking. Then, about two weeks in, we were very pleased with the reduction in our AWS bill. We calculated that the payback period on ParkMyCloud’s fee for an entire 12 months was a little over 30 days. It was a slam dunk.”

-Michael Primanzon, Director of Network Operations, Neustar

“When we chatted with the ParkMyCloud team at AWS re:Invent, we were impressed by the technology’s progress. We’re heavy AWS users, and in the past have used Reserved Instances for cost savings. However, we realized that in our non-production environments, ParkMyCloud could provide us with even better savings, with more flexibility.”

-Chad Upton, Systems Engineer, Findly

“Start up costs can be daunting to say the least. Park My Cloud has given us a sensible way to save money and provided invaluable peace of mind to our team.”

-Ben Potok, Co-Founder, RoadNation

“We really like ParkMyCloud’s lightweight, minimal touch approach to cost savings for AWS EC2. But for our clients’ larger environments, we did not want to dig to find parkable instances. Now with the Recommendation Engine, we don’t have to. We are notified when instances meet certain keyword criteria, which are then grouped accordingly, allowing us to easily assign the desired parking schedules, saving time and money for both us and our clients.”

David Ishmael, CTO, OpsVision Solutions

The ParkMyCloud Co-Founders

Jay Chapel

Jay Chapel

CEO & Co-Founder

Dale Wickizer

Dale Wickizer

CTO & Co-Founder

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