Back when I was a teenager (just shortly after the earth cooled), the term “parking” meant something a lot different than just finding a temporary spot for your automobile. It means something different in the context of public cloud computing, too. While not as exhilarating as the previous context, “parking” cloud resources can be quite rewarding.
Anyone who has used Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 instances is familiar with their various instance “states”: running (on), stopped (shut down), rebooted (restarted) and terminated (destroyed).
We created ParkMyCloud to do one simple thing very easily: enable AWS EC2 users to reduce their spending by automatically scheduling on and off times for instances when they are not being used. We call it “parking.” (more…)