Users Rate ParkMyCloud #1 in Satisfaction Among Cloud Cost Management Platforms

Users Rate ParkMyCloud #1 in Satisfaction Among Cloud Cost Management Platforms

G2 Cloud Cost Management Fall 2020 Report Ranks ParkMyCloud First in Usability, Relationship, and Implementation 

September 25, 2020 (Dulles, VA) – ParkMyCloud, provider of the leading enterprise platform for continuous cost control in public cloud, was rated #1 in user satisfaction in G2’s Cloud Cost Management Fall 2020 report, published this week. ParkMyCloud was also selected as the #1 product in Usability, Relationship Index, and Implementation for the second consecutive quarter

“At ParkMyCloud, we aim to deliver the best way to automate cloud cost optimization by finding and eliminating cloud waste, focusing on self-service accessibility for all cloud users in the enterprise, said ParkMyCloud VP Jay Chapel. “I’d like to thank our customers for sharing their feedback. Not only is this helpful for other potential users, but for driving the direction of the product as well. We review all feedback and use it to innovate and improve so we can create the best cloud cost optimization platform and experience for all public cloud users.” 

With more than one million reviews of business software, G2 is a trusted authority for business professionals making purchasing decisions. Its quarterly reports are based on reviews by real, verified users, who provide unbiased ratings on user satisfaction, features, usability, and more.

In the report, ParkMyCloud earned the leading satisfaction score at 94%, as well as 91%  satisfaction in ease of administration; 93% in ease of doing business, 91% in ease of use, 90% in quality of support, and 91% of users likely to recommend the product. ParkMyCloud was also rated as providing the fastest ROI of any product in the category. 

Customer reviews on G2 highlight the amount of savings, the usefulness of automated recommendations, integrations with external tools, ease of training new users, reporting, and easy-to-use UI. One recent reviewer stated, “We have saved tens of thousands of dollars … without any loss of productivity.”

About ParkMyCloud

ParkMyCloud, a Turbonomic company, provides a self-service SaaS platform that helps enterprises automatically identify and eliminate wasted cloud spend. More than 1,500 enterprises around the world – including Sysco, Workfront, Hitachi ID Systems, Sage Software, and National Geographic – trust ParkMyCloud to cut their cloud spend by tens of millions of dollars annually. ParkMyCloud allows enterprises to easily manage, govern, and optimize their spend across multiple public clouds. For more information, visit www.parkmycloud.com.

Contact Information

Katy Stalcup
Director of Marketing, ParkMyCloud
‪(571) 748-5093‬
kstalcup@parkmycloud.com 

5 Years in at ParkMyCloud: Simplicity, Self-Service, and Savings Still Win.

5 Years in at ParkMyCloud: Simplicity, Self-Service, and Savings Still Win.

Today, if you can believe it, ParkMyCloud is 5 years old. Our company anniversary is always a good opportunity to take a step back and see where we’ve been and take a look ahead.

A lot has changed in the past 5 years. In 2015, “public cloud” was practically synonymous with “AWS” – and the size of the entire IaaS market was $11 billion. In 2020, we estimate that more than that amount will be spent – and wasted – on idle resources alone, with IaaS revenue of about $50 billion. Azure and Google have become preferred options for many enterprises. While AWS still dominates, it’s at a mere 32% of the market compared with 70% in 2015. Services we use every day, like Fargate and Kubernetes, didn’t exist 5 years ago.

And yet, a lot has stayed the same. Public cloud is still growing. Cost optimization is still a concern – in fact, the top initiative for most cloud users. 

So perhaps it’s not surprising that not too much has changed from the original mission statement we set out to achieve: simplifying cloud cost reduction. In fact, this all still rings true (except, of course, expanding beyond compute): 

“We decided to take on the biggest challenge enterprises of any size face in using cloud services – controlling an ever-growing bill. But we wanted to do it in a simple, elegant, and cost-effective way, so customers could be up and running within 15 minutes, reducing their cloud computing services spending by the next day and achieving payback in less than one month.”

In pursuit of that goal, we’ve hit some exciting milestones this year – from more than $50 million saved on public cloud by our customers to being rated #1 in user satisfaction among cloud cost management platforms. We have been united with Turbonomic for a full year, and continue to onboard new customers, continually finding opportunities to optimize cloud costs through scheduling, rightsizing, and more on compute, databases, storage, and containers.

First and foremost we want to thank our amazing customers. These include a number who joined us a couple of weeks after launching and have been with us throughout. Others came aboard at different times during the last five-years and to all we are truly grateful. We have been provided with constant feedback and whenever we have reached out for support or advice on new feature development we have been provided with wonderful advice.

Of course, anyone who knows me knows we won’t linger on celebration when there’s more to look forward to. We have plenty of news coming down the pipe. We’ll continue to add optimization support for more IaaS and PaaS services across all three of the major cloud providers. We’ll have new integrations to announce to streamline our customers’ end-to-end public cloud optimization journey. And, we’re always striving to improve our user experience and make ParkMyCloud as easy to use for you and your team as possible. If you have suggestions – we’re all ears. It’s all about the ROI! 

So, happy 5th birthday, ParkMyCloud. The journey to cloud optimization continues.

ParkMyCloud Ranked #1 in Customer Satisfaction in G2’s Cloud Cost Management Summer 2020 Report

ParkMyCloud Ranked #1 in Customer Satisfaction in G2’s Cloud Cost Management Summer 2020 Report

Additional First-Place Rankings Achieved in Implementation, Relationship, and Usability Indexes

June 23, 2020 (Dulles, VA) – ParkMyCloud, provider of the leading enterprise platform for continuous cost control in public cloud, has been recognized as a “high performer” in Cloud Cost Management by G2. ParkMyCloud ranked #1 in customer satisfaction, and was additionally selected for best usability, best relationship, and most implementable product in G2’s Cloud Cost Management Summer 2020 Report. These rankings are awarded based on the reviews and responses of real users.

“There are a few things our customers are consistently looking for,” said ParkMyCloud VP Jay Chapel. “They need a platform to optimize cloud costs that is data-driven, automated, and easy to use. What these reviews are telling us is that we’re delivering for our customers.”

Chapel added, “Thank you from me and the whole team to all ninety-plus customers who have taken the time to write a review and share feedback. When we receive suggestions about the product via G2 and other channels, we review and often, it goes immediately into the roadmap. We’re grateful to have an engaged group of users who help us iterate and improve every day.”

With more than one million reviews of business software, G2 is a trusted authority for business professionals making purchasing decisions. Its quarterly reports are based on reviews by real, verified users, who provide unbiased ratings on user satisfaction, features, usability, and more.

In the report, ParkMyCloud earned the leading satisfaction score at 94%, as well as 93%  satisfaction in ease of administration; 93% in ease of doing business, 91% in ease of use, 90% in quality of support, and 91% of users likely to recommend the product. ParkMyCloud was also rated as providing the fastest ROI of any product in the category. 

Reviews of ParkMyCloud on G2 often highlight the product’s ease of use and the rapid ROI achieved by finding and eliminating wasted cloud spend in AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and Alibaba Cloud. New users can get started in minutes with a 14-day free trial.

About ParkMyCloud

ParkMyCloud, a Turbonomic company, provides a self-service SaaS platform that helps enterprises automatically identify and eliminate wasted cloud spend. More than 1,500 enterprises around the world – including Sysco, Workfront, Hitachi ID Systems, Sage Software, and National Geographic – trust ParkMyCloud to cut their cloud spend by tens of millions of dollars annually. ParkMyCloud allows enterprises to easily manage, govern, and optimize their spend across multiple public clouds. For more information, visit www.parkmycloud.com.

 

Contact Information

Katy Stalcup

Director of Marketing, ParkMyCloud

kstalcup@parkmycloud.com 

New in ParkMyCloud: GKE Cost Optimization!

New in ParkMyCloud: GKE Cost Optimization!

Today we are happy to announce that ParkMyCloud now offers GKE cost optimization! You can now capitalize on your utilization data to automatically schedule Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) to turn off when not needed in order to reduce costs.

GKE Cost Control is a Priority 

GKE is the third Kubernetes service ParkMyCloud has rolled out support for in the past six weeks, following Amazon’s EKS and Azure’s AKS. Inbound requests for container cost control have been on the rise this year, and cloud users continue to tell us that container cost control is a major priority.

For example, Flexera’s 2020 State of the Cloud report found that the #1 cloud initiative for this year is to optimize existing use of cloud, and the #3 initiative is to expand use of containers. The report also found that 58% of cloud users use Kubernetes, and container-as-a-service offerings from AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud are all growing. 451 Research predicts that container spending will rise from $2.7 billion this year to $4.3 billion by 2022.

Wasted spend on inefficient containerization is among the problems contributing to $17.6 billion in cloud waste this year alone. Sources of waste include: nonproduction pods that are idle outside of working hours, oversized pods, oversized nodes, and overprovisioned persistent storage.

How to Reduce GKE Costs with ParkMyCloud

 

ParkMyCloud now offers optimization of GKE clusters and nodepools through scheduling. As with other cloud resources such as Google Cloud VM instances, preemptible VMs, SQL Databases, and Managed Instance groups – as well as resources in AWS, Azure, and Alibaba Cloud – you can create on/off schedules based on your team’s working hours and automatically assign those schedules with the platform’s policy engine. Better yet, get recommended schedules from ParkMyCloud based on your resources’ utilization data.

This comes with full user governance, self-service management of all projects in a single view, and flexible features such as schedule overrides (which you can even do through Slack!) Manage your application stacks with intuitive resource grouping and ordered scheduling.

Get Started

If you haven’t yet tried out ParkMyCloud, please start a free trial and connect to your Google Cloud account through a secure limited access role.

If you already use ParkMyCloud, you will need to update your Google Cloud IAM policy to allow scheduling actions for GKE. Details available in the release notes.

Questions? Requests for features or more cloud services ParkMyCloud should optimize? Let us know – comment below or contact us directly. 

NEW in ParkMyCloud: Now Offering Azure AKS Cost Optimization!

NEW in ParkMyCloud: Now Offering Azure AKS Cost Optimization!

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

Not yet a ParkMyCloud user?start a free trial to get started.

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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We are all in this cloud together…

We are all in this cloud together…

Usually when we think of the cloud, we think of computers and databases and stuff someplace far away. It “just works” (usually) and we do not think of the numerous folks that maintain it and countless people that use it.

But it has a different feel now, as folks around the world are hunkering down at home or in crisis command centers, facing the new realities COVID-19 has brought us, and how its impact continues to evolve and develop. 

Paradoxically, while we’re physically further apart than ever before – we’re also drawn closer together, as we focus on this global health crisis and the rippling effects throughout all countries and industries. So let me pull aside this digital curtain for a moment, and say hello directly.

I’m aware that you, our customers and followers, are facing challenges you’ve never faced before. Those challenges will vary, from wild fluctuations in supply chains; to enormous digital demand on the technologies and platforms that enable us to stay connected (Zoom, Slack), fed (Instacart, UberEats), and healthy (Teladoc, Amwell).

From our little ParkMyCloud corner of the world – we would like to do what we can to help you and your business. Our values are built around cost optimization, simplifying complex problems, and transparency (or as I like to say, keeping things real.) These are all important more than ever today as we respond and reshape our operations, while maintaining trust with employees and customers.

If you want or need to save money in these times, we would like to help. Let us know and we can walk through your cloud environment together and give you some suggestions. And not just about how our software can help – we’ve collected a lot of knowledge about saving money in public cloud from some great companies and are happy to share where it might be able to help you. As always, ParkMyCloud’s cost optimization software is free to try. If you need a trial longer than 14 days, or need access to features above your current tier, please let me know.

And if there’s anything more we can do to assist you, we’re all ears. We’re all on the same team.

Best,

Jay