We are happy to share the latest release in ParkMyCloud: you can now see resource utilization data for your AWS EC2 instances! This data is viewable through customizable heatmaps.
This update gives you information about how your resources are being used – and it also provides the necessary information that will allow ParkMyCloud to make optimal parking and rightsizing recommendations when this feature is released next month. This is part of our ongoing efforts to do what we do best – save you money, automatically.
Utilization metrics that ParkMyCloud will now report on include:
- Average CPU utilization
- Peak CPU utilization
- Total instance store read operations
- Total instance store write operations
- Average network data in
- Average network data out
- Average network packets in
- Average network packets out
Here is an example of an instance utilization heatmap, which allows you to see when your instances are used most often:
In a few weeks, we will release the ability for ParkMyCloud to recommend parking schedules for your instances based on these metrics. In order to take advantage of this, you will need to have several weeks’ worth of CloudWatch data already logged, so that we can recommend based on your typical usage. Start your ParkMyCloud trial today to start tracking your usage patterns so you can get usage-based parking recommendations.
If you are an existing customer, you will need to update your AWS policies to enable ParkMyCloud to access your AWS CloudWatch data. Detailed instructions can be found in our support portal.
Feedback? Anything else you’d like to see ParkMyCloud do? Let us know!