ParkMyCloud’s SaaS Offering Available on AWS Marketplace, Providing Easy Adoption for AWS Customers
December 18, 2018 (Dulles, VA) – ParkMyCloud, provider of a leading enterprise platform for continuous cost control in the cloud, announced today that it is now available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace. This allows AWS customers to purchase ParkMyCloud directly on AWS Marketplace, making it easier for enterprises to automatically identify and eliminate wasted cloud spend.
Identifying the need to have their services leverage AWS to meet customer demand, ParkMyCloud partnered with Tackle.io to get their listing up and running in less than 4 weeks. ParkMyCloud subscription purchases made on AWS Marketplace will be integrated into a customer’s AWS account and monthly bill for simplified purchasing processes. AWS customers who are enrolled in AWS Enterprise Contracts can purchase ParkMyCloud using pre-approved enterprise licensing terms to simplify and streamline procurement.
“Here at ParkMyCloud, we’re all about providing automation and simplification to our customers,” said ParkMyCloud CEO Jay Chapel. “Streamlining the purchasing process for our customers by extending our SaaS offering through AWS Marketplace is a no brainer.”
This announcement builds on an existing relationship between AWS and ParkMyCloud. ParkMyCloud is an Advanced Technology Partners in the AWS Partner Network (APN), and more than 600 AWS customers worldwide use ParkMyCloud to automatically optimize cloud costs.
Find out more information about ParkMyCloud’s solution on AWS Marketplace.
ParkMyCloud provides an easy-to-use platform that helps enterprises automatically identify and eliminate wasted cloud spend. More than 800 enterprises around the world – including Unilever, Sysco, Hitachi ID Systems, Sage Software, and National Geographic – trust ParkMyCloud to cut their cloud spend by millions of dollars annually. ParkMyCloud’s SaaS offering allows enterprises to easily manage, govern, and optimize their spend across multiple public clouds. For more information, visit https://www.parkmycloud.com.
Katy Stalcup, ParkMyCloud
Cloud cost optimization leader adds new method to address cloud waste to improve cloud users’ efficiency
November 21, 2018 (Dulles, VA) – ParkMyCloud, provider of the leading enterprise platform for continuous cost control in public cloud, announced today that its cost optimization platform has now expanded to provide “rightsizing”. Rightsizing is a way to reduce wasted cloud spend by resizing cloud resources, and can provide significant savings: just by moving a virtual machine down one size tier, 50% or more — and resources are often so overprovisioned that multiple size transitions are possible, raising that savings to 75% or more.
This joins ParkMyCloud’s “parking” functionality, which automatically schedules non-production cloud resources, such as those used for development, testing, staging, and QA, to turn off when they’re not needed. With a typical schedule that parks a resource for 12 hours each night and on weekends, users can save 65% of the cost of their resources. Combined with rightsizing, this means that an average cloud user is poised to reduce overall costs in their cloud environment from 50-80% or more.
This release marks the first step to a fully automated instance “SmartSizing”, which ParkMyCloud will release in January 2019. SmartSizing will take rightsizing a step further by actually automating size corrections, requiring little management on the part of the user.
“With each release of the ParkMyCloud platform, we’re delivering customers another piece of the puzzle they need to fully automate multi-cloud cost optimization,” said Bill Supernor, ParkMyCloud’s Chief Technology Officer. “We developed rightsizing in close contact with customers based on their needs, and initial feedback has been positive.”
ParkMyCloud will demo the new functionality at AWS re:Invent, November 26th through November 29th, and invites attendees to visit the company in the expo hall at booth #1709.
ParkMyCloud provides an easy-to-use platform that helps enterprises automatically identify and eliminate wasted cloud spend. More than 800 enterprises around the world – including Unilever, Sysco, Hitachi ID Systems, Sage Software, and National Geographic – trust ParkMyCloud to cut their cloud spend by millions of dollars annually. ParkMyCloud’s SaaS offering allows enterprises to easily manage, govern, and optimize their spend across multiple public clouds. For more information, visit www.parkmycloud.com.
Katy Stalcup, ParkMyCloud
ParkMyCloud, Leader in Automated Cost Optimization, and CloudHealth Technologies, Leader in Hybrid Cloud Governance, Integrate to Provide End-to-End Multi-Cloud Cost Control
September 6, 2018 (Dulles, VA) – ParkMyCloud, the leading enterprise platform for continuous cost control in public cloud, and CloudHealth Technologies, trusted cloud management platform provider, today announced that they have furthered their partnership with a technology integration that provides customers with end-to-end multi-cloud cost control and visibility.
More than $12.9 billion will be wasted on unused cloud resources this year – which means public cloud users have an immediate need for automated savings and governance. Customers leveraging ParkMyCloud and CloudHealth’s integrated solution are empowered to reduce this cloud waste – in fact, customers already using both platforms currently save an average of more than $25,000 monthly on their cloud bills.
Our joint customers experience a seamless, integrated solution, including:
- ParkMyCloud’s SmartParkingTM recommendations to optimize resource on/off time, which can be actioned for savings in a matter of clicks, now manageable through the CloudHealth platform
- CloudHealth’s recommendations to optimize public and private cloud resources with complete security
- Analytics and reporting on spending and savings by environment, department, application, resource and more, providing visibility to make smarter business decisions.
“What we need to manage and optimize our cloud environments is cost control, user governance, and detailed reporting,” said Melanie Metcalfe, Director of Project Support at Foster Moore. “It makes our cloud operations simpler and easier when solutions from different vendors are integrated out of the box, and we’re glad to see CloudHealth and ParkMyCloud making this a reality.“
“We’re seeing a trend of more and more companies using multiple clouds,” said ParkMyCloud CEO Jay Chapel. “What single- and multi-cloud customers have in common are skyrocketing bills, and they don’t have the time or resources to control these costs. We solve this problem by providing an automated cost control solution. By combining this with CloudHealth’s visibility and governance, customers can achieve end-to-end cloud cost optimization and governance.”
This announcement continues the momentum in the multi-cloud management space kicked off by last week’s news that VMware will acquire CloudHealth to provide multi-cloud operations at a global scale.
ParkMyCloud and CloudHealth first announced a business partnership earlier this year. To learn more about how the two companies are empowering customers, together, visit https://www.cloudhealthtech.com/partners/integration-partners/parkmycloud.
ParkMyCloud is a SaaS platform that automatically identifies and eliminates public cloud resource waste, reducing spending by 65% or more — think “Nest for the cloud.” AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and Alibaba Cloud users such as McDonald’s, Sysco, Unilever, Fox, and Sage Software have used ParkMyCloud to cut their cloud spending by millions of dollars annually. ParkMyCloud helps companies like these optimize and govern cloud usage by integrating cost control into their DevOps processes. For more information, visit https://www.parkmycloud.com.
About CloudHealth Technologies
CloudHealth Technologies provides the world’s most trusted software platform for accelerating business transformation in the cloud. More than 3,500 organizations globally rely on CloudHealth to manage over $5B in combined cloud spend, based on the platform’s ability to easily manage cost, ensure security compliance, improve governance and automate actions across multi-cloud environments. Known for offering the highest levels of data integrity throughout an organization’s entire cloud journey, CloudHealth is the platform of choice for leading enterprises and service providers, such as Pinterest, Yelp, Dow Jones, Zendesk, Skyscanner and SHI. With offices around the globe, the company is backed by Kleiner Perkins, Meritech, Sapphire Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, .406 Ventures and Sigma Prime Ventures.
For more information, visit us at www.cloudhealthtech.com or follow us @cloudhealthtech.
ParkMyCloud Provides Alibaba Cloud Customers with Continuous Cost Optimization by Turning Off Idle Resources
June 27, 2018 (Dulles, VA) – ParkMyCloud, the leading enterprise platform for continuous cost control in public cloud, announced today that it now provides automated cost optimization and reduction for Alibaba Cloud, the largest public cloud provider in China and a rapidly growing U.S. cloud provider. ParkMyCloud now supports four top cloud providers, with Alibaba joining Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure (Azure), and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
ParkMyCloud saves money by automatically turning off idle cloud resources, a process it calls “parking”. Customers including McDonald’s, Sysco Foods, and Unilever have integrated cost control into their DevOps processes using ParkMyCloud.
ParkMyCloud estimates that up to $552 million will be wasted on idle Alibaba Cloud resources this year – all of which can be easily saved with ParkMyCloud’s automated optimization and elimination of idle resources.
“ParkMyCloud has had an international customer base from the start, and we look forward to working with companies around the world that choose Alibaba as their primary cloud or as part of their multi-cloud strategy,” said Jay Chapel, ParkMyCloud CEO. “Given their rapid growth – over 100% growth for the 4th quarter, with more than 300 products and features launched – Alibaba is clearly putting a focus on innovation and development in the cloud space. We look forward to helping their customers optimize resource usage as Alibaba Cloud expands internationally.”
ParkMyCloud was founded in 2015 with initial support for AWS. It followed with support for Azure and GCP, while developing capabilities to allow DevOps users to fully automate cloud cost control with innovations such as SmartParking.
ParkMyCloud is a SaaS platform that automatically identifies and eliminates public cloud resource waste, reducing spending by 65% or more — think “Nest for the cloud.” AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and Alibaba Cloud users such as McDonald’s, Sysco Foods, Unilever, Avid, and Sage Software have used ParkMyCloud to cut their cloud spending by millions of dollars. ParkMyCloud helps companies like these optimize and govern cloud usage by integrating cost control into their DevOps processes. For more information, visit https://www.parkmycloud.com.
Leading Cloud Cost Optimization Platform Expands Savings on Public Cloud Resources
May 31, 2018 (Dulles, VA) – ParkMyCloud, the leading enterprise platform for continuous cost control in public cloud, announced today that it has released cost optimization support for Microsoft Azure virtual machine scale sets and Google Cloud Platform managed instance groups.
The ParkMyCloud platform helps Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure (Azure), and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customers save money on cloud resources by automatically integrating cost control into their DevOps processes. ParkMyCloud saves money by scheduling cloud resources to turn off when they are not needed – which they call “parking”.
Azure scale sets and GCP managed instance groups are groups of cloud resources that are frequently used for redundancy and scaling purposes. For testing and development, common practice is to set up a non-production network architecture that mirrors production. All too often, the non-production environment is left running, wasting money on resources that aren’t being used. With ParkMyCloud cost control in place, users can automate “off” or “scaled down” schedules for these resources, ensuring that they only pay for services they are actually using.
“Customers using scale groups in public cloud are typically savvy users who are increasingly cost conscious,” said Bill Supernor, ParkMyCloud CTO. “With each release, we are expanding ParkMyCloud’s automation engine to support the cloud resources our customers are using. This allows them to easily incorporate cost optimization with their DevOps process.”
Earlier this year, ParkMyCloud released automated usage-based cost optimization called “SmartParking” for AWS, Azure and GCP. In the coming months, ParkMyCloud plans to release support for Alibaba Cloud as well as additional resource types in AWS, Azure, and GCP.
ParkMyCloud is a SaaS platform that automatically identifies and eliminates public cloud resource waste, reducing spending by 65% or more — think “Nest for the cloud.” AWS, Azure and Google users such as McDonald’s, Sysco Foods, Unilever, Avid, and Sage Software have used ParkMyCloud to cut their cloud spending by millions of dollars. ParkMyCloud helps companies like these optimize and govern cloud usage by integrating cost control into their DevOps processes. For more information, visit https://www.parkmycloud.com.
Today, we share the latest update in ParkMyCloud, which highlights new types of GCP resources you can park, and updates for new and existing users alike.
Park GCP Groups
Now in ParkMyCloud, you can manage and optimize costs for your GCP Managed Instance Groups, both with and without Autoscaling. You can set parking schedules on these groups, but rather than simply turning them “on” and “off”, you can set “high” and “low” stages for your groups, for which you set a maximum and minimum number of resources, respectively. Some additional details:
- GCP Managed Groups with Autoscaling can have a minimum size of 1 instance in the Low/Off state, and thus they can never be fully shut off to zero instances.
- GCP Managed Groups without Autoscaling can have a minimum size of 0 instances in the Low/Off state, and can be fully shut off.
- The Console will show the members of GCP Unmanaged Groups as “regular” resources, allowing them to be scheduled/controlled individually. You wish to assign them to ParkMyCloud Logical Groups in order to start and stop them as a set.
In order to allow ParkMyCloud to support management of GCP Instance Groups, please update your ParkMyCloud Access Role to include the latest set of permissions defined here in the User Guide.
What about other cloud service providers? ParkMyCloud already supports parking for AWS Auto Scaling groups. Management of Azure’s equivalent, Azure scale sets, is coming later this month.
Schedule “Snooze” is now “Override”
ParkMyCloud has long allowed you to “snooze” parking schedules — as in, snooze the on/off actions of the schedule, not the resource. But it was confusing — when people heard “snooze”, they incorrectly assumed it meant, “put the resource to sleep”.
So we’ve renamed it “override”. When you override a schedule on a resource, you can set it to your preferred state of running or parked, either for a set duration (e.g., override the schedule for 3 hours) or until a set time (e.g., override the schedule until 8:00 a.m. on May 16). After that time, normal schedule actions will resume.
For Existing Users…
This release includes a number of other updates that will interest existing users of ParkmyCloud:
- Recommendations Export: The recommendations screen can now be exported to CSV, via a new Export button, for easy sharing and analysis.
- Online Help: Each page on the console now has a “?” link to context-sensitive help from the PMC User Guide.
- Teams: Superadmins now appear as greyed-out users on all team lists, showing their visibility into all teams.
- Notifications: User-level notifications are now more obvious with a link from the org/team-level notifications screen.
- Resources Screen:
- The Schedule/Start/Stop/Team/Group buttons are now always visible, and only enabled when appropriate instances are checked, depending on the function of the button.
- The resources screen is now more mobile-device friendly. There used to be an issue with how the screen scrolled, which is now fixed.
- Performance improvements for customers with large numbers of schedules and recommendations.
For New Users…
Don’t tell the existing users above, but we’ve improved the ParkMyCloud free trial for new users. When you start a 14-day free trial, you will now be given Enterprise tier access to the product – that means unlimited instances, teams, users, and cloud accounts across providers in your trial ParkMyCloud account, access to the user import/export feature, database parking, SmartParking, and more. Check it out with a free trial.