ParkMyCloud Announces “SmartParking” for Microsoft Azure

Cloud Cost Optimization Platform Expands Powerful Automation Engine for Maximum Savings on Cloud Resources

March 13, 2018 (Dulles, VA) – ParkMyCloud, the leading enterprise platform for continuous cost control in public cloud, announced today that it has released SmartParking for Microsoft Azure, allowing Azure users to automate cloud cost optimization.

The ParkMyCloud platform helps Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform 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”.

The newly released expansion of SmartParking — which was first released for AWS in January — uses Azure Monitor data to find patterns in virtual machine utilization. ParkMyCloud then uses that data to automatically recommend specific parking schedules for each virtual machine to turn them off when they are typically idle. This minimizes idle time to maximize savings on cloud resources.

SmartParking schedule automatically created from usage data

Using ParkMyCloud’s recommendations, some AWS customers are saving more than 80% on the cost of their cloud resources. Now, Azure users — which make up the fastest-growing portion of the cloud market — can get the same cost reduction, saving huge portions of cloud spend that would have otherwise been wasted.

“With this release, we extend the powerful SmartParking technology to Azure, allowing users to optimize their spend and savings,” said ParkMyCloud CTO Bill Supernor. “Our AWS customers have been excited about SmartParking, and we’re glad to now deliver it to our Azure users as well.”

ParkMyCloud customer Sysco Foods has more than 500 users across 50 teams using ParkMyCloud to manage their AWS environments. “When I’m asked by a team how they should use the tool, they’re exceedingly happy that they can go in and see when systems are idle,” Kurt Brochu, Sysco Foods’ Senior Manager of the Cloud Enablement Team, said of SmartParking. “To me, the magic is that the platform empowers the end user to make decisions for the betterment of the business.”

ParkMyCloud plans to release SmartParking for Google Cloud in April.

About 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 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.

Contact

Katy Stalcup

kstalcup@parkmycloud.com

(571) 334-3291

CloudHealth Technologies and ParkMyCloud Partner to Simplify Cloud Complexity, Cost and Control

CloudHealth Technologies, Leader in Hybrid Cloud Governance, and ParkMyCloud, Leader in Automated Cost Control, Join Forces to Save Companies Time and Money

January 11, 2018, BOSTON – CloudHealth Technologies, the leader in cloud service management, and ParkMyCloud, the leading enterprise platform for continuous cost control in public cloud, today announced they are partnering to marry the hybrid cloud governance of CloudHealth with the automated cost control of ParkMyCloud. ­­­

Customers leveraging the integrated solution will experience greater return on their cloud investments. They will be able to automate cloud cost control, simplify management, and consequently free up teams to focus on driving more strategic projects within their organizations.

Public cloud provides agility, efficiency and flexibility; however, as organizations ramp up in the public cloud, they often find consumption growing rapidly, leading to overspending and inefficient resource utilization. For many, this rising cost is unaccounted for. According to Gartner, “With increasing business unit IT spending on cloud services, IT leaders must prevent new risks, sprawl, cost overruns and missed SLAs. Dynamic optimization technology can help balance the benefits of agility with required governance controls for cloud services and virtualized infrastructure.”1

With CloudHealth’s expertise in cloud governance and management and ParkMyCloud’s specialization in cloud cost control, they can together provide complete visibility and control over multi-cloud environments, enabling customers to drive better business value. Joint customers will experience a seamless, integrated solution, including:

  • Improved Cloud ROI: Users will realize immediate cost savings with non-disruptive, policy-driven automation that helps to eliminate tedious tasks and enable teams to roll out new offerings and updates faster to market.
  • Ability to Drive More Strategic Projects: Rather than focusing on “keeping the lights on,” technical experts can shift their efforts to continuously innovate and thereby maintain a competitive advantage—not just business as usual.
  • Simplified Hybrid Cloud Governance: Broken down by environment, department, application, resource and more, this integrated offering empowers teams to implement better resource management through a simple and easy-to-use customizable dashboards for different personas such as CFO and CTO, among others.
  • Better Analytics: Users gain unparalleled insight and can use this visibility to make smarter business decisions.

“There are huge business gains to be reaped in the public cloud, but business transformation also brings complexity,” said Tom Axbey, CEO and President of CloudHealth Technologies. “In partnering with ParkMyCloud, we’re eliminating cloud management inefficiency and bridging t­­he divide between cost and utilization. We’re uniting disparate cloud environments, business ops and DevOps teams by equipping them with the tools they need to be agile and productive.”

“Our goal at ParkMyCloud has always been to help our customers do more with their cloud by saving time and money,” said Jay Chapel, CEO and Founder of ParkMyCloud. “That’s why we provide them with automated cost control, which we do by finding and turning off idle resources in AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. By collaborating with CloudHealth Technologies, we are providing customers with end-to-end visibility and control over their environments for optimized cloud usage and spend.”

“With ParkMyCloud, anyone in your organization can be responsible for their own cloud costs,” said Reed Savory, Connotate. “That’s immensely valuable and brings real cost savings. CloudHealth offers unparalleled rightsizing capabilities, among other things, so we know we aren’t leaving money on the table. Integrating these solutions will only further the simplicity and efficiency with which our team operates — even as we manage a rapidly scaling cloud environment.”

To learn more about how CloudHealth and ParkMyCloud are empowering customers through this partnership, https://www.cloudhealthtech.com/partners/integration-partners/parkmycloud.

[1] Gartner, Innovation Insight for Dynamic Optimization Technology for Infrastructure Resources and Cloud Services, Donna Scott and Milind Govekar, Refreshed: 6 February 2017 | Published: 29 February 2016.

About CloudHealth Technologies

CloudHealth, the recognized worldwide leader in the growing Cloud Service Management industry, provides integrated reporting, recommendations and active policy management to help companies control the problems associated with “cloud chaos.” Our comprehensive platform gives enterprise companies and MSPs the ability to visualize, optimize and govern their cloud and hybrid environments. By providing analysis and deep insight into historical trends, capacity planning, resource optimization and resource automation, CloudHealth enables stakeholders ranging from C-level executives to engineers, cloud specialists, architects, IT directors and LOB managers to improve performance and drive value through their cloud ecosystems. Well-known organizations that rely on CloudHealth’s capabilities and expertise include Amtrak, Dow Jones, Acquia, and Sumo Logic, among others. Based in Boston, the company is backed by Kleiner Perkins, Sapphire Ventures, Scale Venture Partners, .406 Ventures and Sigma Prime Ventures. For continuous product updates, industry news and engagement, visit us at www.cloudhealthtech.com or follow us @cloudhealthtech.

Contact

Lauren Palazzo, Text100 for CloudHealth

Lauren.Palazzo@text100.com

(617) 399-4909

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About ParkMyCloud

ParkMyCloud is a SaaS platform that helps enterprises optimize their public cloud spend by automatically reducing resource waste — think “Nest for the cloud”. ParkMyCloud has helped customers such as McDonald’s, Capital One, Unilever, Foster Moore, and Sage Software dramatically cut their cloud bills by up to 65%, delivering millions of dollars in savings for customers using Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. For more information, visit http://www.parkmycloud.com.

Contact

Katy Stalcup, ‎ParkMyCloud

kstalcup@parkmycloud.com

(571) 334-3291

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ParkMyCloud Announces “SmartParking” for Automated Cloud Cost Optimization

ParkMyCloud Announces “SmartParking” for Automated Cloud Cost Optimization

First-of-its-Kind Automation Engine Creates Usage-Based On/Off Schedules for Maximum Savings on Cloud Resources

January 10, 2018 (Dulles, VA) – ParkMyCloud, the leading enterprise platform for continuous cost control in public cloud, announced today that it has released SmartParkingTM for automated cloud cost optimization. The ParkMyCloud platform helps Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud 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”.

Instance Utilization Report – from AWS CloudWatch data

SmartParking Schedule created from Instance Utilization Data

With the new SmartParking release, the ParkMyCloud platform will look for patterns in utilization data from AWS CloudWatch, and create recommend schedules for each instance to turn them off when they are typically idle. This minimizes idle time to maximize savings on cloud resources – saving customers 65% or more.

“No other cloud management vendor is doing this,” said ParkMyCloud CTO Bill Supernor. “This new layer of automation takes cost optimization a step further than most tools go, from visibility to actionable, evidence-based scheduling, for maximized cost savings with minimal employee time needed to manage it.”

Like an investment portfolio, users can choose to receive SmartParking schedules that are “conservative”, “balanced”, or “aggressive” — where conservative schedules protect all historic “on” times, while aggressive schedules prioritize maximum savings.

“ParkMyCloud has helped my team save so much on our AWS bill already, and SmartParking will make it even easier,” said ParkMyCloud customer Tosin Ojediran, DevOps Engineer at a FinTech company. “The automatic schedules will save us time and make sure our instances are never running when they don’t need to be.”

This release supports SmartParking for AWS resources, with near term plans to add Azure and Google Cloud SmartParking support as well.

About ParkMyCloud

ParkMyCloud is a SaaS platform that helps enterprises optimize their public cloud spend by integrating cost control into their DevOps processes and automatically reducing resource waste — think “Nest for the cloud”. ParkMyCloud has helped customers such as McDonald’s, Capital One, Unilever, Avid, and Sage Software dramatically cut their cloud bills by up to 65%, delivering millions of dollars in savings for customers using Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. For more information, visit http://www.parkmycloud.com.

Contact

Katy Stalcup

kstalcup@parkmycloud.com

(571) 334-3291

ParkMyCloud Selected as Channel Influencer Award Winner by Channel Partners, Channel Futures

DULLES, VA (Jan. 8, 2018)Today ParkMyCloud was selected as a winner of the first Channel Influencer Awards by Channel Partners and Channel Futures. The awards recognize the people, technologies, trends and organizations that will shape the channel in 2018.

ParkMyCloud was selected as one of the 25 Orgs to Watch, which names top suppliers, consultancies, distributors and master agents moving the channel forward in 2018, selected by the editors who know these beats inside and out.

The full list of winners is: AT&T, Avant, Avaya, Box, CenturyLink, Comcast Business, Continuum, Cyxtera, Extreme Networks, GE, Ingram Micro, Microsoft Azure, Optiv, ParkMyCloud, Pax8, Rackspace, SaaSMax, Salesforce, Sirius, ScanSource + Intelisys, Sophos, The 20, Velocloud, Verizon, ZeroStack

ParkMyCloud was selected due to its innovation in solving the emerging problem of wasted cloud spend. Billions of dollars are wasted each year on idle cloud servers. By integrating cost control into the DevOps process and automatically turning idle resources off when they’re not being used, ParkMyCloud is helping companies like McDonald’s, Capital One, Unilever, Avid, and Sage Software cut their Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform bills by up to 65%.

Download the digital issue from Channel Partners to learn more about the Channel Influencer Awards.

About ParkMyCloud

ParkMyCloud is a SaaS platform that helps enterprises optimize their public cloud spend by automatically reducing cloud resource waste — think “Nest for the cloud”. ParkMyCloud has helped customers such as McDonald’s, Capital One, Unilever, Avid, and Sage Software dramatically cut their cloud bills by up to 65%, delivering millions of dollars in savings for customers using Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. For more information, visit http://www.parkmycloud.com.

Media Contact:

Katy Stalcup

ParkMyCloud

kstalcup@parkmycloud.com

(571) 334-3291

 

About Channel Partners and Channel Futures

Channel Partners is joining forces with Channel Futures to provide the industry’s broadest and deepest coverage of the new channel that comprises both traditional partners reinventing themselves for a digital future and an array of newcomers that see opportunities to deliver customer value.

For more than 25 years, Channel Partners has been the undisputed leader in providing news, analysis and education to the indirect sales channels serving the business technology and communications industry. In addition, Channel Partners online (www.channelpartnersonline.com) delivers a constant content stream of unique and breaking industry news, feature articles and premium downloadable content. As official media of Channel Partners Conference & Expo (www.channelpartnersconference.com) and Channel Partners Evolution (http://evolution.channelpartnersconference.com/), Channel Partners is the market leader that channel professionals turn to first.

Channel Futures is devoted to helping the architects of the digital revolution better manage their operations and deliver higher-value business solutions to end customers. Leveraging the best of The VAR Guy, MSPmentor, Talkin’ Cloud and more, Channel Futures provides inspiration, insights and tools to the diverse ecosystem of companies that comprise the “new channel,” which includes managed service providers (MSPs), systems integrators, born-in-the-cloud companies, telecom agents, VARs and other market specialists that operate outside of the traditional information and telecommunications technology (ICT) ecosystem. 

Media Contact:
Brittany Watts
480-281-6731
brittany.watts@informa.com

ParkMyCloud Launches App to Meet Demand for Mobile Cloud Cost Optimization

ParkMyCloud Launches App to Meet Demand for Mobile Cloud Cost Optimization

Cloud Cost Optimization Just Got Easier With the New ParkMyCloud Mobile App

November 8, 2017 (Dulles, VA) – ParkMyCloud, the leading enterprise platform for continuous cost control in public cloud, announced today the release of a new iOS app that allows users to park idle instances directly from their mobile devices. The app makes it easy for ParkMyCloud customers to reduce cloud waste and cut monthly cloud spend by 65% or more, now with even more capability and ease of use.

Before release of the app, current users were invited to participate in a beta test and offer feedback. Keith Nichols, CTO of FurstPerson, said, “Overall love it. I was out to dinner last Friday and got an emergency call to restart an instance that was parked – and I had my phone with me and was able to use the app without needing to drive home to login to my laptop.”

ParkMyCloud CTO Bill Supernor adds that “In addition to reducing cloud costs, ParkMyCloud stands for simplicity and ease of use. Our customers are thrilled to have control over cloud resources with a mobile app, making reducing cloud spend that much easier, even when they are on the go.”

ParkMyCloud is a recognized leader in cloud cost optimization. The new mobile app is another example of how the platform provider is making the experience of managing cloud costs easier and more accessible for enterprise customers. An Android version of the app is currently in development. ParkMyCloud also plans to release utilization-based parking later this year, to further automate instance off times and maximize savings.

About ParkMyCloud

ParkMyCloud is a SaaS platform that helps enterprises optimize their public cloud spend by automatically reducing resource waste — think “Nest for the cloud”. ParkMyCloud has helped customers such as McDonald’s, Capital One, Unilever, Foster Moore, and Sage Software dramatically cut their cloud bills by up to 65%, delivering millions of dollars in savings for customers using Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. For more information, visit http://www.parkmycloud.com.

Contact

Katy Stalcup

kstalcup@parkmycloud.com

(571) 334-3291

ParkMyCloud Appoints Veteran Tech Leader Bill Supernor as CTO

Cloud Cost Optimization Platform Vendor Gears Up for Rapid Expansion with New Hire

October 16, 2017 (Dulles, VA) – ParkMyCloud, the leading enterprise platform for continuous cost control in public cloud, announced today that Bill Supernor has joined the team as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). His more than 20 years of leadership experience in engineering and management have included scaling teams and managing enterprise-grade software products, including KoolSpan’s TrustCall secure call and messaging system.

At ParkMyCloud, Supernor will be responsible for product development and software engineering as ParkMyCloud expands its platform, which currently helps enterprises like McDonald’s, Unilever, and Fox control costs on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, to more clouds and continues to add more services and integrations.

“Bill’s experience in the software industry will be a boon to us as we scale and grow the business,” said ParkMyCloud CEO Jay Chapel. “His years in the software and IT space will be a huge advantage as we grow our engineering team and continue to innovate upon the cost control platform that cloud users need.”

“This is a fast-moving company in a really hot space,” said Supernor. “I’m excited to be working with great people who have passion about what they do.”

Prior to joining ParkMyCloud, Supernor was the CTO of KoolSpan, where he led the development of a globally deployed secure voice communication system for smartphones. He has also served in engineering leadership positions at Trust Digital, Cognio, Symantec, and McAfee/Network Associates, and as an officer in the United States Navy.

About ParkMyCloud

ParkMyCloud is a SaaS platform that helps enterprises optimize their public cloud spend by automatically reducing resource waste — think “Nest for the cloud”. ParkMyCloud has helped customers such as McDonald’s, Capital One, Unilever, Fox, and Sage Software dramatically cut their cloud bills by up to 65%, delivering millions of dollars in savings on Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform. For more information, visit http://www.parkmycloud.com.

Contact

Katy Stalcup

kstalcup@parkmycloud.com

(571) 334-3291