We’re excited to share the latest in cost optimization for container services: ParkMyCloud now enables enterprises to optimize their Azure AKS (managed Azure Kubernetes Service) cloud costs. This is the second managed container service supported in the platform since we announced support for the scheduling of Amazon EKS (managed Elastic Kubernetes Service) last month.

Why is Container Cost Optimization Essential?

As we continue to expand our container management offering, it’s essential to understand that container management, like the broader cloud management, includes orchestration, security, monitoring, and of course, optimization.

Containers provide opportunities for efficiency and more lightweight application development, but like any on-demand computing resource, they also leave the door open for wasted spend. If not managed properly unused, idle, and otherwise suboptimal container options will contribute billions more to the estimated $17.6 billion in wasted cloud spend expected this year alone.

AKS Scheduling in ParkMyCloud

The opportunities to save money through container optimization are in essence no different than for your non-containerized resources. ParkMyCloud analyzes resource utilization history and creates recommended schedules for compute, database and container resources, and programmatically schedules and resizes them, saving enterprises around the world tens of millions of dollars.

You can reduce your AKS costs by setting schedules for AKS nodes based on working hours and usage, and automatically assign those schedules using the platform’s policy engine and tags. Or, use ParkMyCloud’s schedule recommendations for your resources based on your utilization data. 

Already a ParkMyCloud user? Log in to your account to optimize your AKS costs. Please note you’ll have to update your Azure permissions. Details available in the release notes

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What’s Next for Container Optimization?

This is the second release for container optimization in ParkMyCloud. The platform already offers support for Amazon EKS (managed Elastic Kubernetes Service). Support scheduling for Amazon ECS, AWS Fargate, and Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) will be available soon in the next few months, so stay tuned.

Questions? Feature requests? We’d love to hear them. Comment below or contact us directly.

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About Jonathan Ferrer

Jonathan Ferrer is the Marketing Manager for ParkMyCloud. Jonathan manages various digital marketing initiatives at ParkMyCloud. He developed an interest in communications while going to school for business management and IT studies. As a Marketing Manager, it was befitting for Jonathan to join ParkMyCloud and combine his passion for both technology and communications. In his spare time, he likes spending time with family, and enjoys cooking, reading, playing tennis, hiking and traveling.