What is ParkMyCloud?
ParkMyCloud, a Turbonomic company, provides an easy-to-use platform that helps enterprises automatically identify and eliminate wasted cloud spend. More than 1,000 enterprises around the world – including Sysco, Workfront, Hitachi ID Systems, Sage Software, and National Geographic – trust ParkMyCloud to cut their cloud spend by millions of dollars annually. ParkMyCloud’s SaaS offering allows enterprises to easily manage, govern, and optimize their spend across multiple public clouds.
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 billions of dollars paying for idle cloud resources.
Public cloud 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 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.
Until now there has been no easy way to (a) view your cloud resources across AWS, Azure, and GCP 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 and are increasingly being replaced by purpose-built tools. This is because the former approach required significant and continuous manual maintenance by an administrator who could otherwise be doing much more valuable work.
If companies had a way to quickly identify idle cloud resources, and automatically turn them off when they’re not being used, the savings would be tremendous.
With ParkMyCloud, now they do.
ParkMyCloud can verifiably slash your public cloud costs , based on how much is parked. For example, food distribution giant Sysco is saving 40% on their AWS and Azure bills.
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.
“To me, the magic is that the platform empowers the end user to make decisions for the betterment of the business.”
Kurt Brochu, Senior Manager of Cloud Enablement Team, Sysco
“We honestly couldn’t be happier with ParkMyCloud – it has very much become a part of the infrastructure we rely on day-to-day.”
Patrick McMaster, Hitachi ID Systems
“What I like about ParkMyCloud: it’s very easy. It’s a simple tool. It’s very sexy.”
-Sven Ramuschkat, Managing Director, TecRacer