The ParkMyCloud team is back from a successful AWS re:Invent 2018! It was a busy week for all of us. There was a crowd – more than 50,000 attendees. There was a Skrillex concert. And of course, there was buzz. A few AWS announcements that caught our interest include AWS Outposts, Amazon Timestream, and AWS Lambda Custom Runtimes – but more on our favorites in a later post.

As for ParkMyCloud, we released our new rightsizing functionality and got lots of great feedback.

We also met lots of great people at the booth in the expo hall – prospective ParkMyCloud users, existing and future partners, AWS employees, and of course, our customers! As a SaaS company, events like AWS re:Invent are one of the few times each year that we get to meet our customers in person, and we always have great conversations and learn from their feedback. We asked a few ParkMyCloud customers to tell us what they would tell a prospective user about the platform – here’s what they said.

TJ Victor, Incentive Technology Group

TJ Victor, Linux Systems Administrator at Incentive Technology Group (ITG), has been using ParkMyCloud for four months. Upon seeing a demo of ParkMyCloud, ITG immediately saw the value – “we were pretty much hooked then.”

They implemented ParkMyCloud on one of their biggest projects, and TJ has been convincing managers to implement it for any project that uses EC2 instances. They’ve saved at least $15,000, but TJ notes that that’s in a small environment, and the more instances you have, the more you’ll save.

TJ says, “It’s a wonderful product, I can’t recommend it highly enough, and you make your money back in like a day. It’s seriously that good.”

He adds, “it’s really a no-brainer to use ParkMyCloud.”

Greg Cockburn, Bulletproof

Greg Cockburn is the Chief Cloud Officer at Australian Managed Services Provider Bulletproof. His team found out about ParkMyCloud via our partnership with CloudHealth Technologies, which Bulletproof already used to provide cloud visibility and governance to their customers. They immediately saw value in the platform, and had customers signed up within one day of partnering with ParkMyCloud.

Greg says, “it’s so simple. The interface is really really simple to get up and running. We’ve been able to onboard about three or four customers now, it’s fantastic.”

Greg also appreciates ParkMyCloud’s timely response and support.

Neil Groat, Dealer-FX

Neil Groat is a Senior Cloud Infrastructure Engineer at Dealer-FX, based in Toronto, Canada.

Dealer-FX has been using ParkMyCloud since 2016 to schedule resources to turn off when they’re not needed, which saves them “easily” more than $10,000 per month.

Neil says, “It’s wonderfully easy to just group a number of resources together based on tags, naming, and other conditions. And building the schedules to take care of it for you. The ease of use of the platform is what I like most about ParkMyCloud.”

Thank You for a Successful AWS re:Invent 2018

To everyone we met at AWS re:Invent 2018, thanks for stopping by. To our customers, thanks for your feedback (and if you’d like to give a virtual testimonial in exchange for a hoodie, just email me!) And to AWS, thank you for another great event.

The ParkMyCloud Team at the booth

Five lucky winners of the scratch & win game at the ParkMyCloud booth

Andy shows off the PMC wares

We spotted Lacework’s t-shirts and discovered great minds think alike

Chris and Bill with Corey Quinn of Last Week in AWS

ParkMyCloud CEO Jay Chapel, CloudHealth CEO Tom Axbey, and Eric Beller of CloudHealth enjoying a happy hour

Katy and Bill racing in the Office Chair Grand Prix at re:Play

Skrillex!

We had a great time at re:Invent 2018! Thanks AWS!

About Katy Stalcup

Katy Stalcup is the Director of Marketing 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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