ParkMyCloud Selected as Top 10 Cloud Application 2016

ParkMyCloud Selected as Top 10 Cloud Application Startup 2016

CRN the channel co logoWe’re happy to share that CRN has selected ParkMyCloud as one of the Top 10 Cloud Application Startups of 2016 (so far)!

At the halfway mark of each year, CRN takes a look back at the previous six months in the channel and throughout the IT world. The Cloud Application Startups category seeks Software as a Service (SaaS) applications offering solutions that broaden notions of what can be achieved by deploying applications in the cloud while solving diverse real-world problems for all types of business users.

ParkMyCloud was selected for our ability to slash AWS bills by more than 60 percent, through our simple app with no up-front costs. 

 

cloud-it-logoAlso this week, our CTO Dale Wickizer published an article on Cloud IT, “Four Ways to Control AWS Spend“:

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has grown immensely and recently cracked a $10 billion annual run rate. This means AWS is growing 70 percent year-over-year, which is staggering for a company of their size. Moreover, AWS recently doubled their compute power and now boasts 10 times more power than their nearest 14 competitors combined.

Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) makes up nearly 70 percent of AWS’s revenue. That is almost $7 billion, and it is growing at 88 percent year-over-year. A little over half of that compute power supports nonproduction workloads, such as development, testing, QA, staging, training and sandbox environments. Many of these environments run 24 x 7, even though they are not being used. It would be like you leaving your car running all the time, even when it’s at home in your garage, which is insane. 

So how can companies unlock savings from these non-production environments? Here are four key ways…

Read the full article on Cloud IT.

 

Cheers & happy parking!


About Katy Stalcup

Katy Stalcup is the Marketing Manager for ParkMyCloud, where she’s responsible for a wide variety of content development, campaigns, and events. Since ParkMyCloud's founding, she's evangelized its message of simple cost savings and automation (seriously, in the words of one of our customers, "There is literally no reason not to use ParkMyCloud"). Katy is a Northern Virginia native who is happy to contribute to the region’s growing reputation as an East Coast gathering point for technology innovation - particularly as a graduate of the Alexandria, VA Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. She also earned bachelor’s degrees in communication and psychology from Virginia Tech. In her free time, she enjoys reading novels, playing strategy board games, and travel both near and far.

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