Global technology research firm 451 Research has released a new report recognizing the full benefit of ParkMyCloud for AWS compute users. In the report, analyst William Fellows writes, “Enterprises want a verifiable and rapid ROI; and they want ease of use and cost control. ParkMyCloud offers a way to view all compute services in a single dashboard, and to schedule on/off times for compute services in an automated way.”
You can download a free copy of the 451 Research report here.
Every Friday, Bob goes to work and leaves his home air conditioning on full blast – even though no one’s there. He arrives at the office, parks his car and leaves the engine running all day. When Bob goes to the restroom, he washes his hands and leaves the tap water on as he whistles his way back to his cubicle.
Then at 6 p.m. on Fridays, Bob performs what is perhaps his most egregious and wanton act of carelessness and waste: When he leaves the office for the weekend, he keeps all of his company’s AWS instances blazing away, even though no one’s using them.
It has been quite a rush over the last few months. From when we closed our initial funding round in July to launching ParkMyCloud last Tuesday, we only had 71 days to develop an initial product, beta test it, revise and (mostly) perfect it for general availability.
This process wouldn’t have gone as well as it did without the active and value-added participation of our beta testers. All of them were extremely generous with their time. Their perspective was critical in our understanding of what the market needs, and drove our decisions on what features to add and what user experience was the easiest.
ParkMyCloud is here to simplify cost reduction.
Cloud management platforms (CMPs) are expensive and complex. When the software world is going simple, why are cloud management tools so complicated? And why do these tools try to do so many things at once, rather than doing one or two things really well?